Interfaith Action Community

PLEASE NOTE: the march 21, 2020 Interfaith Day of Hope has been CancelledLess

PLEASE NOTE: the march 21, 2020 Interfaith Day of Hope has been Cancelled

Click Here to Cancelation and instructions regarding the 2020 Day of Hope

The Next Book Club Meeting
Date: Monday, April 6.  7PM to 8:30PM 
Location: Downingtown Friends Meeting
Contact for information: marykkwiatkowski@gmail.com . 
Book Discussion: We will be discussing Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt.  
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The Next Book Club Meeting
Date: Monday, April 6.  7PM to 8:30PM 
Location: Downingtown Friends Meeting
Contact for information: marykkwiatkowski@gmail.com . 
Book Discussion: We will be discussing Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt.  

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Thursday, March 19, 7PM - An honest Discussion about School Funding in Pennsylvania 
PLEASE NOTE: this event has been canceled due to corona virus concerns.  The issues in school funding equity don not diminish however.  If you have an interest in being on our email list, signing up for a webinar or joining the team of activism, please click here to stay informed.  
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Thursday, March 19, 7PM - An honest Discussion about School Funding in Pennsylvania 
PLEASE NOTE: this event has been canceled due to corona virus concerns.  The issues in school funding equity don not diminish however.  If you have an interest in being on our email list, signing up for a webinar or joining the team of activism, please click here to stay informed.  

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February

Mon., Feb. 3, 7 - 8:30PM IAC Book Club
Location: Downingtown Friends Meeting
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Mon., Feb. 3, 7 - 8:30PM IAC Book Club
Location: Downingtown Friends Meeting

Wed., Feb. 19, 7 - 8:30PM An Instructional Evening of Jewish Music
Location: Beth Israel Synagogue 385 Pottstown Pike, Chester Springs, PA 
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Wed., Feb. 19, 7 - 8:30PM An Instructional Evening of Jewish Music
Location: Beth Israel Synagogue 385 Pottstown Pike, Chester Springs, PA 

Thurs., Feb. 27, 7 - 8:30PM Interfaith Relations Discussion
Location:  St. Elizabeth Roman Catholic Church - 120 St. Elizabeth Dr., Chester Springs 
(Additional information to be listed soon)
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Thurs., Feb. 27, 7 - 8:30PM Interfaith Relations Discussion
Location:  St. Elizabeth Roman Catholic Church - 120 St. Elizabeth Dr., Chester Springs 
(Additional information to be listed soon)

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March

Sat., Mar. 21, 12 - 4PM Day of Hope / Day of Service
Location:  TBD
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Sat., Mar. 21, 12 - 4PM Day of Hope / Day of Service
Location:  TBD

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April

Thurs., Apr. 30, 7 - 8:30PM  Clergy Panel Discussion on Religious views of abortion
Location:  TBD
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Thurs., Apr. 30, 7 - 8:30PM  Clergy Panel Discussion on Religious views of abortion
Location:  TBD

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May

Date, Time Location tbd:  Dedication Ceremony of Pollenator gardens - IAC Green TeamLess

Date, Time Location tbd:  Dedication Ceremony of Pollenator gardens - IAC Green Team

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June

Interfaith Action CommunityLess

Interfaith Action Community

The Interfaith Action Community is a group of congregations and faith communities (among them are Beth Israel, St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Islamic Society of Chester County, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, St. Elizabeth Roman Catholic Church, St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Downingtown Friends Meeting, the Lionville YMCA, Bahá'í Faith, etc.) coming together to educate each other on our faith traditions, learn about our similarities, celebrate the differences, and to cooperate on religious action project such as on homelessness in our community, alleviating hunger, etc.Less

The Interfaith Action Community is a group of congregations and faith communities (among them are Beth Israel, St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Islamic Society of Chester County, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, St. Elizabeth Roman Catholic Church, St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Downingtown Friends Meeting, the Lionville YMCA, Bahá'í Faith, etc.) coming together to educate each other on our faith traditions, learn about our similarities, celebrate the differences, and to cooperate on religious action project such as on homelessness in our community, alleviating hunger, etc.

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The mission of the Interfaith Action Community is to provide for ourselves and the faith communities and traditions to which we belong (or with which we identify) opportunities to 

      - CELEBRATE our traditions' similarities and differences

      - FEEL a sense of unity among our faith communities

      - GROW personal friendships with each other

We do this through actions of education, shared prayer and joint service.

Inspired by our individual faith traditions and beliefs, we do these things for the betterment of ourselves and each other, our communities and society.
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The mission of the Interfaith Action Community is to provide for ourselves and the faith communities and traditions to which we belong (or with which we identify) opportunities to 

      - CELEBRATE our traditions' similarities and differences

      - FEEL a sense of unity among our faith communities

      - GROW personal friendships with each other

We do this through actions of education, shared prayer and joint service.

Inspired by our individual faith traditions and beliefs, we do these things for the betterment of ourselves and each other, our communities and society.
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Click Here to see the Picture Gallery from our May 4, 2019 Day of Service / Day of Hope. Less

Click Here to see the Picture Gallery from our May 4, 2019 Day of Service / Day of Hope. 

A Brief Explanation of the IAC
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Past Activities 2020Less

Past Activities 2020

Mon, Feb 3: IAC Book Club - The Book of Joy by the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond TutuLess

Mon, Feb 3: IAC Book Club - The Book of Joy by the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Friday, Jan 17:  Fourth Annual Unity Shabbat at Beth IsraelLess

Friday, Jan 17:  Fourth Annual Unity Shabbat at Beth Israel

Mon, Jan 6:  IAC Book Club - Eboo Patel's Acts of FaithLess

Mon, Jan 6:  IAC Book Club - Eboo Patel's Acts of Faith

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