On Sunday, over 250 faith leaders and church goers marched more than a mile through the Greenwood and Phinney Ridge neighborhoods of Seattle in support of Referendum 74. The all-ages crowd waved signs and carried banners as passing motorists waved and honked in support of the right of marriage for all.
If you were not able to attend Advocacy 101 Training at Temple Beth Am in March – here is another opportunity. Nancy Amidei is a wonderful teacher!
The Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness (SKCCH) and Faithful Action in Transforming Homelessness (FAITH) present the next:Homelessness Advocacy 101 workshop!
Each spring, as Congress considers important bills and budget proposals, we organize to strengthen the federal government’s commitment to a safe, housed, and healthy United States. In order to house people and prevent and end homelessness, we need MUCH more affordable housing, strong supportive services, and fair and helpful laws. At this workshop, we will discuss the bills and policies being reviewed currently at the federal level and practice the steps that everyone can take to make sure housing and homelessness concerns are prioritized in the national Capitol.
In just two hours, we take you through “Advocacy 101,” a FUN training with the incomparable pro-democracy cheerleader Nancy Amidei. Together with other local experts and allies, we present the facts about 3-4 important proposals, along with simple actions and sample messages. You will leave informed and inspired with tools for engaging your classmates, fellow congregants, neighbors and others to speak up and make a difference.
Join us Saturday, June 2 from 10am to Noon at the Keystone United Church of Christ.
Please register for this FUN and FREE workshop here at http://homelessinfo.org
Membership and Fundraising Coordinator
Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness
77 S. Washington St.
Seattle WA 98104
Faith & Public Values in the Public Square Lecture Series Kicking Off This Week!
April 30th — PART 2 of the series covers the issues of ‘Faith and Active Citizenship’ today. Rabbi Jill Jacobs (Rabbis for Human Rights- North America), Professor Cynthia Moe-Lobeda (Seattle University Department of Theology and Religious Studies) and Mr. Tarek Dawoud (Council on American-Islamic Relations) will engage in an interreligious conversation. The event is hosted by Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry and sponsored by the Henry Luce Foundation. The panel begins at 7:00 p.m. and will be preceded by a reception at 6:30 p.m. in Pigott Atrium featuring displays of local faith-based advocacy and action organizations. Free tickets can be found here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/236633
From our friends at SKCCH, the Seattle King County Coalition on Homelessness.
If you thought there were a lot of new faces in the sanctuary last Friday evening (Nov. 4), you were right! TBA was host to about 150 visitors on the second leg of an interfaith pilgrimage to houses of worship of all three Abrahamic faiths.
It started with the Interfaith Women’s Conference last spring, convened by the Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center (IPJC). The conference brought together 300 women and men from Christian, Jewish, and Muslim congregations to begin a dialog that would lead to better understanding among our faith traditions. Continue reading