AAIC in the News

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 […]

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 […]

Statement of Support

Statement of Support

Statement of Support for the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OFFICIAL STATEMENT

We express our deepest grief and solidarity with our Jewish friends around the world after the heinous violence perpetrated against congregants of the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. It is our constant prayer that God will heal and protect those affected by such tragic events. When the security and religious freedom of our Jewish brothers and sisters is violated, we all suffer. Houses of worship should be safe, inviolate places for people of all faiths to join in sacred fellowship and seek communion with God.We condemn the environment of hate-filled rhetoric that has become so prevalent. Anti-Semitism has no place in our society. It is the responsibility of good people everywhere to speak out and stand up for each other’s rights to worship and live peacefully.

ISAK Supports Jewish Community

ISAK Supports Jewish Community

Islamic Society of Akron and Kent Date: October 27,2018   The Islamic Society of Akron and Kent is shocked and saddened at the mass shooting of members of Jewish congregation at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh during their religious services which left 11 […]

Expressions of Love

Expressions of Love

My dear Jewish Brothers and Sisters, I speak not only for myself but for our Dominican congregation in expressing our great sadness at the horrific events at the Tree of Life Synagogue. We hurt with you and have offered many prayers, especially prayers during our […]

AAIC Denounces Violence – Promotes Freedom of Religion – Equality – Understanding

AAIC Denounces Violence – Promotes Freedom of Religion – Equality – Understanding

This weekend has left us stunned and saddened by the horrific mass shooting at the Pittsburgh Tree of Life Synagogue.   We mourn for the loss of innocent lives who were victims of a hate crime.  Our sympathies go to families, friends, and a community who will be forever changed by this senseless act of violence.
We stand shoulder to shoulder with the Jewish community – our associates and our friends. Your faith, culture and examples are a blessing to us and we pray that you will feel of our love and concern for you at this difficult time.
The AAIC continues to denounce violence and hate.  We stand firm in our mission to promote freedom of religion, equality, and understanding.
May we continue to demonstrate the mission of the AAIC by our individual and collective efforts.  Let us learn, live, teach, and testify of the power that comes from unity and harmony.  Incivility, anger, and violence are not viable solutions to the issues of the day.
I implore you to take time TODAY to express your love to others and for others.  Seek forgiveness, resolution, and reparation for relationships that are strained.  Let this tragedy in Pittsburgh renew our efforts to exemplify and advocate for PEACE!
Kary S. Lewis
AAIC President
Tragedy in the Pittsburgh TREE OF LIFE Synagogue

Tragedy in the Pittsburgh TREE OF LIFE Synagogue

Dear Friends, Just heard the heartbreaking news of multiple killing and injuries due to mass shooting tragedy in the Tree of Life Pittsburgh Synagogue. On behalf of the Hindu Community, we extend our solidarity with the Jewish community and friends at this time of horror […]