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Dr. Bernard Powers, Jr. Comes to Akron

Dr. Bernard Powers, Jr. Comes to Akron

The AAIC and the Akron Main Library co-hosted Dr. Bernard Powers, Jr. The Akron-Summit County Public Library expresses its gratitude to the Akron Area Interfaith Council for its co-sponsorship of We Are Charleston author event on February 16. The event brought positive feedback from both the public […]

Recognizing Interfaith Holidays

Recognizing Interfaith Holidays

As an organization, the AAIC seeks to promote freedom of religion, equality, and understanding.  As we come to know and recognize holidays and celebrations of  different faith traditions our understanding and respect for our differences increases. The outcome is greater support and protect of one […]

AAIC Meets at Unity Chapel of Light

AAIC Meets at Unity Chapel of Light

Reverend Ric Schumacher of Unity Chapel of Light in Tallmadge welcomed AAIC members and guests for the first AAIC meeting of 2019.  A delicious lunch was served  and AAIC business discussed.  Plans for the upcoming Forum on February 16th and the Hunger Walk on May 5th were reviewed.  The meeting closed with a reading by AAIC & Unity Chapel of Light member Eva Manbeck:

The Great Invocation

From the point of Light within the Mind of Good

Let light stream forth into human hearts

Let Light descend on Earth.

From the point of Love within the Heart of God

Let love stream forth into human hearts

May love increase on Earth.

From the center where the Will of God is known

Let purpose guide human will–

The purpose which the Masters know and serve.

From the center which we call the human race

Let the Plan of Love and Light work out

And may it seal the door where evil dwells.

Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.

Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.

Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.

Kwanzaa Schedule

Kwanzaa Schedule

2019 Kwanzaa Schedule

Description of the Holy Day of Christmas

Description of the Holy Day of Christmas

Dear AAIC Friends, The Spiritual Life committee of AAIC would like to share with you a wonderful description of the holy day of Christmas, as written by our dear member Sr. Mary Ann Wiesmannn- Mills, OP.   We hope you are able to reflect and […]

AAIC Co-Host Russian Interfaith Delegation

AAIC Co-Host Russian Interfaith Delegation

The Akron Area Interfaith Council (AAIC) joined Global Ties of Akron to co-host the Russian Delegation at the December 4th council meeting.  The AAIC meeting included a presentation by Eric Nelson, Executive Director of Students With A Goal (SWAG).  Mr. Nelson explained how non-profit organizations like SWAG can benefit from the interest, resources and volunteer efforts of faith institutions.  Russian delegates shared how their efforts to create and participate in interfaith dialogue has assisted their country in its efforts to overcome racism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, Xenophobia, etc.  Russian delegates also explained how they help government understand that interfaith work is worth supporting.

Photo (L-R): Alan Fortnoff/AAIC Member; Denis Mustafin/Moscow Spiritual Board of Muslims; Kary S. Lewis/AAIC President; Ekaterina Lazareva/Russian Jewish Congress; Mickey Rhoades/AAIC Member; Nataliia Anisina/Russian Jewish Congress; Dr. Surinder Bhardwaj/AAIC Member; Chaplain Tim Short/AAIC Member; Vladimir Miskevich/Russian Evangelical Christian Baptist Union; Rev. Chuck Ausherman/AAIC Member.

Light the World

Light the World

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints encourages believers, seekers and members to follow the example of Jesus Christ and  “Light the World” through acts of service during the month of December. LTW Calendar 2018

AAIC Members attend Parliament of the World’s Religions

AAIC Members attend Parliament of the World’s Religions

Three members of the AAIC – President Kary S. Lewis, Vice-President Kathy Ress and Parliament presenter Devi Gursahaney recently attended the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Toronto, Canada. Exhibits, workshop, assemblies, and Plenaries supported this year’s Parliament  theme of  The Power of Inclusion, The Power of […]

AAIC President Participates in Annual Deen Dinner

AAIC President Participates in Annual Deen Dinner

AAIC President Kary S. Lewis joined Pastor Bradley Jagger of The Church in Silver Lake and Brother Musa Ervin mindfulness instructor at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY to speak at the University of Akron Muslim Students Association Annual Deen Dinner on November 9th.  The theme of this year’s Deen Dinner was Uniting Through Interfaith.  Speakers encouraged students and guests to explore their personal and faith identities and to work to build bridges of understanding with others.

Statement of Support

Statement of Support

Statement of Support for the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh                             OFFICIAL STATEMENT 29 OCTOBER 2018 – SALT LAKE CITY We express our deepest grief and solidarity with our Jewish friends around the […]