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March 2020

FREE Citizenship Workshop – Southampton

March 11
Southampton Friends Meeting, 710 Gravel Hill Rd
Southampton, PA 18966 United States
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Join Philadelphia-based Welcoming the Stranger and HIAS PA for a free Citizenship Workshop on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at the Southampton Friends Meeting, Southampton, PA. The workshop will begin at 10 a.m. Learn about naturalization eligibility, testing, and citizenship rights and responsibilities. HIAS presenters visiting the classes will explain the naturalization process and offer a question and answer session. HIAS will present free resources available to immigrants seeking citizenship, including access to legal services and referrals. The Info Sessions will…

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Interfaith Philadelphia Presents: Hosting Across Difference

March 12
Bok Building, 1901 S. 9th St. | Philadelphia, PA 19148
Philadelphia, PA 19148 United States
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Interfaith Philadelphia invites you to join them on Thursday, March 12 from  3:30 - 5:30 p.m. for a free training on Hosting Across Difference. The training will be held at the Bok Building, Philadelphia. How do we welcome in the stranger? Many faith traditions and cultural practices honor the practice of hospitality but it can be both exciting and intimidating to welcome guests from near and far into our community or religious spaces. Rooted in Interfaith Philadelphia's 15 years of…

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Join Us in the Capitol for the Rally Against Hate

March 18
The Pennsylvania State Capitol, N. 3rd & State St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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LAMPa recently joined more than a dozen Pennsylvania non-profit organizations and a bi-partisan group of PA legislators in forming the PA Coalition Against Hate.  The Coalition is sponsoring a day of action on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The day includes a Rally Against Hate in the Capitol Rotunda at 11 a.m. that includes a news conference. Everyone is invited to participate. The new normal is anything but normal. Increasingly, people in vulnerable groups are being attacked and harassed for who…

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Civil Conversations Training

March 24

Interfaith Philadelphia is offering a series of Civil Conversations trainings this year that will give participants the skills to organize Civil Conversations in their congregations, workplaces, and communities. These sessions offer community leaders and "bridge people" techniques for grassroots civil conversations that support a thriving religiously diverse democracy. The training offered on Tuesday, March 24 from noon to 1:30 p.m. will be a virtual training offered via Zoom technology. The fee is $30 (a limited number of half scholarships are…

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Embracing the Full Household of God: How to know, serve, and love the refugees and immigrants in our communities

March 28
First Presbyterian Church, 3231 Tilghman Street
Allentown, PA United States
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Embracing the Full Household of God is an all-day event designed to help participants reach out in love to immigrants and refugees in their communities. Learn real-life examples of what people who come into this country experience. Explore what scripture says about offering welcome and how the Church has done so throughout history. Understand the unique needs of immigrants and refugees in our communities and hear from others who have successfully developed meaningful relationships and effective programs. Speakers include: Teresa…

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Immigration Law Training Offered

March 30 - April 3
Mennonite Central Committee Welcoming Place, 21 South 12th Street
Akron, PA 17501-0500 United States
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The Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), in collaboration with World Relief, is offering an intensive five-day Immigration Law training March 30 (all day) through April 3 (all day), 2020. The training is being held at the MCC Welcoming Place, Akron, PA. The training will be conducted using the curriculum of the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC). This course will help to provide the necessary training component for individuals who wish to apply for accreditation from the Department of Justice (DOJ -…

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April 2020

Resources For Earth Day 2020 – April 22

April 22

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day by lifting up events in your faith communities and neighborhoods. A variety of resources are available for you to tap into. The world needs you — and your actions — for Earth Day 2020. On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans — 10% of the U.S. population at the time — took to the streets, college campuses and hundreds of cities to protest environmental ignorance and demand a new way forward for our…

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May 2020

Save the Date for Lutheran Day 2020: Bring a Team

May 18
Trinity Lutheran Church, 2000 Chestnut Street
Camp Hill, PA United States
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Lutheran Day at the Capital is set for Monday, May 18, 2020. We invite you to save the date and start promoting the event in your congregation. Bring your faith to the table and join Lutherans from around the state for worship, learning, advocacy and action. The day will include worship, a keynote address, legislative briefing and visit training, workshops, a continental breakfast and lunch. Come to be inspired, prepared and equipped to act as church together, for the sake…

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Encountering Other Faiths Training

May 21
Interfaith Philadelphia, 100 West Oxford Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122 United States
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Interfaith Philadelphia is sponsoring an Encountering Other Faiths Facilitator Training on Thursday, May 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This one-day workshop is for those seeking to feel more equipped to lead interfaith dialogue in their own settings, empowered by increased competence and confidence in facilitating members of their congregation or community to deepen their interfaith encounters. The day is spent skill-building, sharing best practices, and discussing common joys and challenges with fellow interfaith facilitators. Participants receive a book,…

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