WISDOM Newsletter – September 2012 Special

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THE WISDOM WINDOW
 
Special Events for September 2012
 
Lots Going On!!

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A-OK DETROIT’S ANNUAL

SERVICE DAY

 

WORKING SIDE BY SIDE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

TRANSFORMING 9/11 FROM A DAY OF MOURNING

INTO A DAY OF HOPE

 

SUNDAY SEPT. 9TH 2012

12 PM – 5 PM

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-DEARBORN

UNIVERSITY CENTER

 

SERVICE PROJECTS INCLUDE:

FOOD PACKING

SORTING DONATED FOOD

GARDENING AND FARMING

MURAL PAINTING

PREPARING LUNCH BAGS

 

REGISTER NOW BY GOING TO:

www.bit.ly/MBd4Xe

 

For additional information, contact Ghida Dagher, 313.297.4531, gdagher@accesscommunity.org

Sponsored by:

 

ACCESS

CARE-A-VAN

DTE ENERGY

FOCUS: HOPE

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN- DEARBORN

FORGOTTEN HARVEST

ARTS & SCRAPS

CITY YEAR

GLEANERS FOOD BANK

KIDS AGAINST HUNGER

WISDOM

HENRY FORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE

MMCC

WELCOMING MICHIGAN

INTERFAITH LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

NATIONAL NETWORK FOR

ARAB AMERICAN COMMUNITIES

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Hundreds of volunteers are expected to gather in Detroit on Sept. 9 to pay tribute to 9/11 by transforming a day of loss into a day of service.  The event is organized by Acts of Kindness – Detroit (A-OK), a group of some 20 local nonprofit and faith organizations dedicated to inspiring community spirit. This will be A-OK’s third annual community service day project.

In 2009, Congress designated September 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service to support efforts across the country. The designation was the culmination of an effort launched in 2002 by 9/11 family members and support groups, who sought a forward-looking way to honor 9/11 victims, survivors, and others who first-responders.

In Detroit, the effort brought together five groups in 2010 for a community service project that drew about 300 volunteers. The following year, on the tenth anniversary of 9/11, A-OK hosted one of the largest  service days in the country, drawing more than 800 volunteers.

This year’s initiative will focus on food security and will take place at University of Michigan’s Dearborn campus from noon to 5 p.m.

It’s estimated that the rate of hunger in Detroit is more than double the national

average due, according to a Detroit Food System report.

The impact of 9/11 has motivated a new generation to get into the spirit of helping neighbors. Food security is a major issue in Michigan, particularly in metro Detroit, where almost 20 percent of homes find it difficult to provide enough food for family members,”said Ghida Dagher, advocacy & civic engagement specialist at ACCESS, a regional human services nonprofit that has been part of A-OK since it started.  “So this is an opportunity for people to work side by side to make their community a better place by addressing a very real, very persistent problem.”

This year’s A-OK event will include three project areas: urban gardening, packaging food; and raising awareness through creative art projects.  Food packages will be distributed to families, senior citizens and homeless individuals in throughout metro Detroit. Additional food supplies will be set aside for future disaster reliefs nationally.

Registration and sponsorship donations for this event are encouraged.

 

 

Troy-area Interfaith Group (TIG)

is presenting their

International Day of Peace

Annual Celebration on

Sunday, Sept 23 at 3:30 PM

Hosted by the

IslamicAssociationofGreater Detroit (IAGD)

879 W. Auburn Rd., Rochester Hills

The program will feature small group discussions,

a separate activity for children,

and light snacks enjoyed together

On September 21st they encourage everyone to stop

at noon for a minute of silent reflection about peace, joining others around the world doing the same.

The TIG event is being held two days later than the official

U.N-decreed date out of respect and appreciation for the

religious services or traditions of our many faith communities.

 

 

Everyone is invited to join TIG for their day of

celebration together, on September 23!

                                                   Troy-area Interfaith Group

                                              http://www.troyinterfaithgroup.org

                      info@troyinterfaithgroup.org      troy.interfaith@gmail.com

PUBLIC RALLY

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2012 AT 3:30 PM

Greater Grace Temple

23500 West 7 Mile Road, Detroit 48219

by MOSES

(Metropolitan Organizing Strategy

Enabling Strength)

The Governor plans to be present

along with other local and county officials;

  Transportation, Immigration and Food Justice

will be highlighted!!

RSVP online at www.MOSESMI.org

or contact Eufayba Touray at 313-962-5290 x10

The mission of Moses,

 a group of diverse congregations,

organizes communities, develops leaders

 and builds relationships

to advocate for social justice

An invitation to come together

and pray for peace!

Reverend Fran Hayes

  of Littlefield Presbyterian Church

 of Dearborn will be having

an interfaith service

 on Sunday, September 9th at 10:30 AM

at 7560 Littlefield Blvd., Dearborn

313-933-3740

www.littlefieldchurch.org

The service will be bringing together

 Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Jews

 and all traditions of our community

to celebrate the freedom of practice

and respect among the people

our great country of America.

 DIVERSITY SUMMIT is planned

to develop an action plan for revitalizing Detroit.

The mission is to see how faith communities

can work together to realize

positive change in Metro-Detroit

SEPTEMBER 13, 2012, 8:30AM to 12:00PM

at Solanus Casey Center in Detroit

 1780 Mount Elliott St.

313-579-2100

Rev Charles Adams, Presiding Pastor,

 Hartford Memorial Baptist Church, Moderator

Victor Begg representing Michigan Muslim Community Council

 to speak on promoting unity and

sharing Islamic perspectives.

Others on the panel are Ven. Bup Mee, Buddhist Temple

 Rabbi Dorit Edut of Detroit Interfaith Outreach Network

 Rev. Wilma Johnson, Pastor, New Prospect Baptist Church

 Rev Roman, Pastor, Sweetest Heart of Mary Catholic Church

RSVP: 313-870-9550 to attend luncheon, no later than 9/7/12

http://www.metropolitanchristiancouncildw.com/Events.html

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To inquire about a Five Women Five Journeys Program for your organization, contact Paula Drewek at Drewekpau@aol.com .

Check out the latest story about a friendship that crosses religion, race, or ethnic boundaries at www.friendshipandfaith.com.
Email Gail Katz at gailkatz@comcast.net if you have a personal story for the friendshipandfaith.com website!!

LINKS THAT YOU CAN USE FOR MORE INFORMATION!! 

 1)  Go to http://www.readthespirit.com/religious-holidays-festivals/ for fascinating information about upcoming Religious holidays that your neighbors of different faith traditions may be celebrating!!
 

2)   Go to http://www.readthespirit.com/were-making-news/ for a listing of all the articles written about the WISDOM Book Friendship and Faith: the WISDOM of Women Creating Alliances for Peace.

WISDOM Mission Statement

To Provide concrete modeling of women from different faith traditions working together in harmony for the common good.
To Empower women to take a more active role in furthering social justice and world peace.
To Dispel myths, stereotypes, prejudices and fear about faith traditions different from our own.
To Nurture the growth of empathy and spiritual energy that result from our projects and interfaith dialogue.

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