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We need to discuss violence at synagogues

We need to discuss violence at synagogues

Rev. Dr. Thomas J. Bodie, AAIC Chair of Spiritual Life’s letter in the Akron Beacon Journal: A little more than three years ago, this nation stood transfixed by a senseless act of mass murder at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Antisemitism had reared its head 

100 Days: Promises Made, Promises Kept?

100 Days: Promises Made, Promises Kept?

The First One Hundred Days: Promises Made, Promises Kept?April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 7:00-8:15 pm Because of the importance of an individual’s religious/spiritual choices in developing his or her values, faith communities can contribute to the development of a more just, humane, and 

Statement on Shootings in Georgia

Statement on Shootings in Georgia

The Akron Area Interfaith Council and the local interfaith community stand in solidarity with the Asian American community as it grieves the many incidents of racism and bigotry that have increased in the last year. We join with you in combating this bigotry and will work to confront the bias of those who discriminate, exploit, or exclude others.

Akron Beacon Journal: Statement about Capitol building violence

Akron Beacon Journal: Statement about Capitol building violence

Interfaith council condemns violence The Akron Area Interfaith Council condemns the invasion into the Capitol building on Jan. 6, putting legislators and all personnel at risk for harm. While protests are appropriate for raising often unheard voices, this was a blatant disregard for property and the 

Hesburgh: A Documentary

Hesburgh: A Documentary

You are invited to our screening featuring a civil rights advocate and hero named Hesburgh. He is in the hearts of many he fought for and will be the star of this event. Please come and social distancing and masks are required for this event. 

Stand Together: Interfaith Vigil Against Racism

Stand Together: Interfaith Vigil Against Racism

Attend the next Interfaith Vigil Stand Together: Interfaith Vigil Against Racism Sunday August 16 from 2pm-3:30pm. Masks and Social distancing required. Will be broadcasted live on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/secondbaptistchurchakronohio and here: http://www.facebook.com/AkronInterfaith. See flyer for more information! Contact: Rev. Dr. Joyce Penfield, 401-369-1514 or Alan Fortnoff 330-903-0982, akroninterfaithsocialjustice@gmail.com for more information. We hope to see you there!

COVID-19 Interfaith Statements

COVID-19 Interfaith Statements

Prayer from the Jewish Faith: Mi Sheberach in English Translation May the One who blessed our ancestors — Patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, Matriarchs Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah — bless and heal the one who is ill: ________________ son/daughter of ________________ . May the