Interfaith Action of Central Texas (iACT) Events

rb-webpost-02-2yhwtm1qsgjmjz6hh42breRed Bench

Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Topic: Sacrifice

Location: North Austin Muslim Community Center

(11900 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78753)

Please RSVP at http://interfaithtexas.org/events/red-bench-sacrifice/

This is an important conversation that will take place at the North Austin Muslim Community Center.

In response to the protests that were directed at Texas Muslims at the Capitol recently http://www.dallasnews.com/news/state/headlines/20150129-texas-muslims-on-capitol-visit-met-by-protests-and-hostility.ece, iACT responded with the following letter:

Dear Friends,

The interfaith community of central Texas stands with our Muslim brothers and sisters. We deplore the attitudes and actions of those who foment suspicion and hatred. As people of faith it is incumbent upon all of us to promote the cause of religious unity. The good we can do together cannot be discouraged or diminished as a result of the fears of a contentious element. Interfaith Action of Central Texas (iACT) welcomes all people of faith to be part of an ongoing dialogue that explores the strengths found in religious plurality and work together in pursuit of peaceful coexistence.

We believe the way towards a peaceful coexistence is found in genuinely respectful, open and safe dialogue with one another.

Red Bench Host Training

Tuesday February 17, 2015 06:00 pm

First United Methodist Church Family Life Center, 1300 Lavaca

Past participants of the Red Bench host trainings have reported receiving valuable information that improved their personal communication and listening skills. Training does not obligate you to host, but it is a great skill in learning how to facilitate a respectful conversation.

_______________________________________________________________________iACT Volunteer Orientation

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 – 6:30pm – 9:30pm

iACT Offices, 2921 E 17th Street Building D, Suite 3 Austin TX

Attend this orientation to learn more about iACT, our work, and how to get involved.  The first hour will review general organization information. In the second hour, you can learn more about involvement in either of our programs, iACT for Refugees or iACT’s Hands on Housing. We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information, contact our Outreach VISTA, Alyssa: ahaney@interfaithtexas.org

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Friends in Faith Luncheon

Wednesday, February 25 at 11:30am – 1:00pm

Chez Zee, 5406 Balcones Dr.

iACT will be hosting their fourth annual Friends in Faith Luncheon for the local faith leaders as a way to help nourish and support their growth, as well as to connect and encourage them in building relationships with other faith leaders in our community.

iACT is committed to connecting Austin’s diverse faith communities and promoting healthy interfaith relationships. They are devoted to strengthening these relationships and bringing in new faith communities.”

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