Join us at 9 am on Friday, December 1st in the OHCD conference room at 1990 Kinoole St. as we continue our Interfaith work to END Family Homelessness in Hawaii County by the end of 2018.
There are currently forty homeless families on the Island who are waiting to be housed. These are families that need homes. Surely, we, as people of faith, can figure out a way to house forty families.
If you want to help end family homelessness in Hawaii County, then please join us on Friday, December 1st. For more information, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for our Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving at 7 pm on Tuesday, November 21st at Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin temple, 398 Kilauea St. in Hilo.
This will be a musical celebration with performances by choirs from a broad range of denominations and faith traditions. The theme for this years event is, "A Place at the Table."
All are welcome! This event is FREE and open to the public.
The Interfaith Communities in Action continues it’s series on Global Climate Change with a talk by Representative Joy San Buenaventura at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 24th at Sangha Hall, 398 Kilauea Ave., Hilo.
Representative San Buenaventura will be discussing legislative and statewide initiatives to address Global Climate Change, reducing the use of fossil fuels in Hawaii, and moving us towards more sustainable ways of generating electricity.
Global Climate Change is real. It is one of the most important spiritual and moral challenges of the twenty first century.
Churches and religious institutions – of all faiths – are uniquely positioned to provide the visionary and spiritual leadership necessary to address this global crisis that transcends nations, ethnicity, and cultures.
It is our hope that Representative Joy San Buenaventura's presentation will help our community and our churches discover ways that we can take direct action to minimize the impacts from Global Climate Change.
Please join us for this important presentation and discussion.
The Interfaith Communities in Action will be holding a prayer vigil for the victims of the Las Vegas Massacre. The vigil will take place at 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 15th at Church of the Holy Cross, 440 W. Lanikaula St, Hilo.
This is an opportunity to come together as a community and share our grief and our prayers. The service will be simple and open to people of all faiths.
The Interfaith Communities in Action presents a talk and discussion on Global Climate Change with Dr. Steven Colbert, Assistant Professor in the Marine Science Department at UHH. The talk will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 26th at Community of Christ, 1842 Kinoole St., Hilo. (The church is located on the corner of Puainako and Kinoole.)
Global Climate change is real. It is one of the most important spiritual and moral challenges of the twenty first century.
Churches and religious institutions – of all faiths – are uniquely positioned to provide the visionary and spiritual leadership necessary to address this global crisis that transcends nations, ethnicities, and cultures.
It is our hope that Dr. Colbert’s presentation will help our community and our churches gain a deeper understanding of the realities of climate change and be inspired to take action.
All are welcome to this free event. For more information email, email@example.com.
The East Hawaii Interfaith Summit to End Family Homelessness will be held on October 4, 2017 in Hilo at the Afook_Chinen Civic Auditorium.
The Summit will provide an opportunity for Individuals, Churches, and Organizations to learn about the current state of Homelessness in Hawaii County and connect with community resources to discover how you can help end family homelessness.
The event is Free. Register here before September 30th.
All Faith Clergy for Justice
Join faith leaders from around East Hawai’i on Monday, August 28, from 4:00 to 5:00 pm at the corner of Pauahi St. and Kamehameha Ave. to advocate for justice for all people. We repudiate the voices of race supremacy and segregation. We declare that a blessed society is one that nurtures all people, not just some.
We raise our voices for justice throughout the land, and we raise our voices to oppose those who would privilege themselves at the expense of others.
Join us along the Hilo Bayfront on the sidewalk south of Pauahi St. for public witness on Monday. Lay people and clergy are warmly welcomed. Clergy, please wear robes, collars, stoles, or another symbol which identifies you as a faith leader in your tradition. We will have signs, but feel free to bring your own signs to wave as well, reflecting the call to love and the sin of hate.
For more information, please call Rev. Eric Anderson at Church of the Holy Cross UCC in Hilo: 935-1283.
This event will take place, rain or shine.
The Interfaith Communities in Action will be meeting on Tuesday, June 27th at 7pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pahoa. We will continue our discussions and planing for the upcoming Interfaith Summit on Ending Family Homelessness as well as the Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration. If you are passionate about putting Faith into Action, we hope you will join on the 27th.
The Interfaith Communities in Action will hold its April meeting on Tuesday, April 25th at 7pm at the Church of the Holy Apostles. (1407 Kapiolani St., Hilo). Please Join us and participate in the wonderful Interfaith collaborations that are transforming our East Hawaii Community.
All are welcome!
Hawaii is the most ethnically and racially diverse state in the USA and is a testament to the blessings of welcoming and incorporating immigrants and refugees. The Hawaiian ethos of Aloha serves as the guiding spirit of our society. The members of East Hawaii Inter-Faith Communities in Action, consisting of diverse religions who have immigrated to these islands, express our wholehearted affirmation and support of those in our community who have chosen Hawaii as their new home. Whether they have fled violence and turmoil in their own countries or have been attracted by the beacon of freedom and hope represented by our nation, we welcome them and cherish the gifts of diversity and promise they bring.
Our organization includes Baha’i, Buddhist, Christian, Jewish and Muslim faith groups. Each of our religions teaches compassion and support for the stranger and sojourner. Each of our faiths has experienced persecution and prejudice in our histories. The United States of America was founded on principles of religious freedom. We affirm our solidarity with our Muslim and Jewish neighbors and friends who are now under threat and attack because of their religious identity. We stand with them now in the face of religious discrimination and hate crimes directed toward individuals or communities, and we defend their civil liberties.
While we fully understand the need for security protocols and proper vetting procedures of immigrants and refugees seeking entrance to our country, we repudiate the current administration’s executive orders regarding asylum seekers, the border wall, the ban on admissions of any refugees for a period of time, as well as the ban on admitting all refugees, immigrants and visitors from selected countries. We believe these orders are not in keeping with the values and moral fabric of our nation.
We call on our political leaders to hold high the beacon of religious liberty and compassion to the peoples of world. We also call for the continued reception of properly vetted refugees as is our responsibility as a nation of compassion. In a climate of heightened anxiety, we call upon our neighbors and friends to reach beyond our fears and divisions to find common ground in welcoming the stranger, protecting our religious freedoms, and in fostering the spirit of Aloha in our state and nation.