PLEASE NOTE: PLEASE WELCOME TO OUR WHD TEAM OUR NEW WEB MASTER… Chava R…. yea! She is totally revamping this site in Feb. So watch for a completely new web site in the coming weeks! We just added a donation option, and are starting to build a community calendar. PLEASE SEE THOSE TABS. Contact me with questions or suggestions. R. STEVE
RABBI STEVE WRITES: “I am horrified and deeply saddened by the murder of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, NC this week. Let us affirm that “ALL LIVES MATTER!” And whenever hatred and bigotry rears its ugly head with such violence, AGAINST ANYONE, FOR BEING WHO THEY ARE, as God created them……. let us vow to open our hearts, tear them open if necessary, and comfort the bereaved, and the much wider circle of scared cohorts, and act, in whatever small and large ways we can, to move towards a world where such things do not happen, because we all know the Truth, that every human being is “created in the image and likeness of God.” And when you murder one person, you destroy a world.”
Click here for information on Vigil of Remembrance this Wednesday!
OVER 30 LOCAL CLERGY, JEWISH, MUSLIM, CHRISTIAN, HINDU, BUDDHIST, BAHAI SIGN LETTER OF SUPPORT OF STATEMENT BY THE MULTICULTURAL MOSAIC FOUNDATION (A MOSTLY TURKISH MUSLIM GROUP) IN RESPONSE TO THE TRAGIC EVENTS IN FRANCE. READ HERE:
France Letter (final)
Fourth Annual Hunger, Food, and Faith Conference: Call to Action
Faith Institutions and Community Partners Commit to Ending Local Hunger
March 19, 2015, 12:30–5 pm Hosted by Abrahamic Initiative & Saint John’s Cathedral
Each day, we have neighbors who struggle to put nutritious food on the table. As people of faith, we are called to act. However, religious professionals rarely have the resources to “cook up” a hunger-relief ministry from scratch. The good news? The resources are already here; we just need to tap into them.
Hunger, Food, and Faith seeks to enlist and empower congregations of multiple faith traditions to:
Directly address the realities of food insecurity and malnutrition.
Grow connections and collaborate with local non-profits working to address hunger.
Expand your reach by connecting those in need with those longing to serve.
This year we have crafted the schedule in order to make it as convenient as possible for professional leaders like YOU to participate. The agenda for the afternoon will include:
Lunch keynote presentation by Adrian Miller, Executive Director of the Colorado Council of Churches, and James Beard Award–winning author, will be our keynote speaker, asking “What Is God Calling Us to Do?”
A plenary session on Sacred Writ will help us to hear G-d’s still, small voice.
Two simple workshops to gain practical ‘how to’ information.
A round of ‘speed-dating’ with community partners to foster collaboration and to expand your impact.
For more information—visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1555825684655827/
To reserve your place at the table, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org .
The HFF Planning Team
2015 Parliament of World Religions: 10,000 People, 80 Nations, 50 Faiths…. coming to The United States for the first time in over 20 years!!
Salt Lake City, UT. Oct. 15-19. See: http://www.parliamentofreligions.org/
Join the Denver Delegation! Register now for best pricing. Contact Rabbi Steve for more info. email@example.com
PLEASE SEE THIS STATEMENT BY OUR FRIENDS AT THE MULTICULTURAL MOSAIC FOUNDATION AGAINST VIOLENCE IN THE NAME OF ISLAM
AND THIS ONE BY THE WORLD SIKH COUNCIL: http://www.worldsikhcouncil.org/press/2015/08Jan2015.html
CHECK OUT THE World Religion Statistics and Multifaith Calendars … CLICK ON THE “RESOURCE” LINK ABOVE!
Global Islamic Leader Speaks Out Against Violence
Wisdom! The Hardest Work
sit there right now.
Don’t do a thing. Just rest. For your separation from God
is the hardest work in this world.
– Hafiz, 14th Century Persia (now Iran)
Stay in touch!
Rabbi Stephen Booth-Nadav
Please take a few moments to see this fantastic video prepared in anticipation of the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001, and consider it as each of us look to embody the compassion needed to bring more peace and unity to our friends and neighbors of all faiths. Thanks to our friends in Cleveland who made this video for their event and have shared it with us.