Posts by The Interfaith Center

RELIGION 101: PAGANISM – DRUIDRY & HEDGEWITCHERY Nov. 9 from 7-9pm

Posted on Nov 2, 2016 in General

Religion 101-Paganism & Hedgwitchery Nov. 9, 2016 7-9pm The Interfaith Center Steward Jeremiah Lennox & Liz Murray of the Assembly of Capital Region Pagans will provide an introduction to Paganism and Hedgewitchery. Liz Murray/Lady Artemis is a Pagan practitioner following the hedgewitch path like that of her European ancestors. Honored to have a family lineage rich with strong women who were early Quaker settlers from Essex England that served as nurses and midwives to the underserved at the Westbury Friends Home, Long Island New York. Over the years Liz has been midwife and nurse in the tradition of the Wise Woman, also serving the needs of the community where she lived and raised her children on a family farmstead. Currently she is an active volunteer with the Assembly of Capital District Pagans and was Crone Honoree at last years annual Harvest Moot, Troy New York. A prolific artist drawing inspiration from her practice to canvas and photography. Much of her work is raffled for various pagan charities and on display at Art for the Cure diabetes cure annual fund raiser, Albany Endocrinology Assoc.. She shares the rich folklore of her craft in workshops that are hands on creations of the ancient art of witches ladders and amulets thereby passing on the magic of Old. The program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.  For more information contact Donna at...

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WRITING WITH SPIRIT WORKSHOP w/ Diane Cameron Nov. 2 from 6-8pm

Posted on Nov 2, 2016 in General

This is a writing workshop for everyone: new writers, scared writers, genre-changing writers, and secret (I-have-never-told-anyone) writers. The focus will be on spirituality and inspiration: what lifts us, what holds us, and what helps us in our daily life and in our writing. We will learn, laugh, be inspired and we will write! Diane Cameron’s work appears in the Times Union and other newspapers across the US. She has received many awards for her fiction and nonfiction work. She is the author of two blogs: “Love in the Time of Cancer”-for couples facing cancer, and “Out of the Woods” for people in twelve-step recovery. Registration is required. Call or email Donna at dcrisafulli@albany.edu; 518-489-8573 X 21...

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Red Cross Blood Drive Sponsored by Muslims for Life and Interfaith Center

Posted on Sep 9, 2016 in General

WE NEED YOU! PLEASE DONATE...

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Join Us for an Interfaith Ramadan Dinner June 16, 2016

Posted on May 24, 2016 in General

The Interfaith Center and Turkish Cultural Center Albany invite you to join us for an Interfaith Ramadan Dinner. Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016 Time: 7:30 PM Venue: The Interfaith Center –University Dr. West (across from the SEFCU Arena) University at Albany * Ramadan is the Islamic month of fasting, developing self-control and kindness, a time of comprehensive thanksgiving and charity. It’s a time of training oneself to become a better person spiritually and improving relationships with family, friends and neighbors. Program 7:30 pm: Information Session 8:30pm: Dinner at Sunset Note: Dinner is FREE, People of ALL FAITHS/SPIRITUAL TRADITIONS are welcome to attend and bring non-perishable – canned food to be donated to the local refugee families. RSVP: dcrisafulli@albany.edu by June 15,...

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Security and Preparedness Against Terrorist Attacks

Posted on May 2, 2016 in General

Security and Preparedness Against Terrorist Attacks Terrorist attacks and other acts of violence against civilians are increasing. Since the Mumbai, India attacks in 2008, we have seen a global increase in the number of coordinated and complex attacks. Could this happen in this country? Can we prevent them and how are we preparing to respond to such attacks? The purpose of this discussion is to get a glimpse into what we might see in the near future. We will attempt to compare and/or contrast how foreign terrorist organizations plan for attacks and how this process may differ with domestic extremists. The approach will be one of a facilitated discussion, prompted by case studies of recent attacks and a short look at how we train/prepare responders for such events. Dr. Rick C. Mathews is the Director of Simulations and Behavioral-based Training in the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany.  Presented by The Capital District Humanist Society Sunday, May 8, 2016  Refreshments at 12:30 Program at 1:15 p.m  Room 224, Campus Center Sage Colleges Albany Campus New Scotland Ave. at Academy Road, Albany  Admission: Free Details and directions: 518-533-2666, or www.humanistsociety.org https://www.facebook.com/CapitalDistrictHumanistSociety    ...

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