Interfaith Ramadan Dinner – June 16th @ 8:30pm

Posted on May 18, 2016 in General

Last year the Turkish Cultural Center Albany in collaboration with the Interfaith Center, organized an Interfaith Program and Dinner where speakers from 5 different faiths talked about their religious stance on helping others in need. Nonperishable canned food items were collected and donated to a local homeless shelter. The dinner was very well attended. About a hundred guests enjoyed delicious Turkish food prepared and sponsored by Alaturco Mediterranean Grill in Ballston SPA. This year, we will be doing it again, but with less speakers and more food! DATE: Thursday June 16th at 8:30pm. LOCATION: The Interfaith Center at UAlbany, 1400 Washington Ave. Albany, NY 12222, across from the Sefcu Arena on E. University Drive. Please contact Donna Crisafulli and/or Veysel Ucan for more...

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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    ...

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UAlbany Interfaith Coalition New Officers Elected

Posted on Apr 21, 2016 in General

Election results are in and congratulations are in order for the Fall 2016 Interfaith Coalition E-Board. Fall 2016 – Spring 2017 UAIC Executive Board MICHAEL KHAN UAIC President Spring 2016 – Present Active Memberships: Albany State Indian Alliance Majours: Political Science & Spanish Minour: Homeland Security Preparation Class of 2019   LIZ BRIGHAM UAIC Vice President Marketing & Art Director Spring 2016 – Present Active Memberships: Toast Masters & Peace Action Majours: Rhetoric & Communication Minour: Art Class of 2018   ALEYNA NUR SARAP UAIC Secretary Fall 2016 – Present Active Memberships: Muslim Student Association, Presidential Honour Society Majour: Biochemistry Minour: Journalism & French Class of 2019     ASHLEY FREDSELL UAIC Treasurer, Fall 2016- Present Active Memberships: Albany State Indian Alliance Majour: Actuary Science & Maths Class of 2018     ALYSHA KHAN UAIC Networking Chair, Fall 2016 – Present Active Memberships: Albany State Indian Alliance & Asian American Alliance Majour: Psychology Minour: Business Class of 2019     LESLIE TUTTLE UAIC Fundraising Co-Chair, Fall 2016 – Present UAIC Secretary Spring 2016 Active Memberships: Peace Action Majour: Religious Studies Minour: Psychology Class of 2017     KYLE THOMPSON UAIC Fundraising Co-Chair, Fall 2016 – Present Active Memberships: Newman Catholic Association Majour: Minour: Class of 2020     PRIYANKA PARMAR UAIC Environmental Community Service Chair, Fall 2016 – Present Active Memberships: Albany State Indian Alliance, UA Nasha Dance Team Majour: Public Health Minour: Business Class of 2019  ...

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Environmental Protection from a Faith Point of View Internship Fall 2016

Posted on Apr 12, 2016 in General

Free summer retreat, August 12-14th, sponsored by Union Theological Seminary, for students interested in environmental protection from a faith point of view. The summer retreat is training for a fall paid internship on campus to educate and mobilize students around issues of climate change.More information...

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Islam Awareness Week 4/4/16 – 4/8/16

Posted on Mar 29, 2016 in General

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RELIGION 101: SPRING’S AWAKENING – March 22nd (8pm-9:30pm)

Posted on Feb 25, 2016 in General

OPEN TO STUDENTS & THE PUBLIC Admission is free. RSVP:    In our only Religion 101 Programme of the semester, The Interfaith Center is bringing the faiths together for a night of blossoming insight into the many Spring Festivals around the globe.   This event will be interactive with CATHOLIC, ABENAKI-HURON, PAGAN, PROTESTANT, JEWISH, & NATIVE TRADITIONS WYSE WYRDS, MEDITATIONS, and GAMES.   Our guest fascilitators will be: Stephanie Cavoli, LMT; Shamanic Herbalist at Sanctuary Massage, and graduate of the Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy.   Rev. Sandra Damhof, Pastor of Journey United Church of Christ, and UAlbany Cornerstone Campus Ministry.   Laura Foglio, Native Traditions Practitoner, Teacher, and Lover of Mud.   Rabbi Nomi Manon, graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, and Executive Director at University at UAlbany Hillel.   Suzanne Rancourt, UAlbany alumni, Abenaki/Huron author, counselor, and Armed Service Veteran.   Catherine Reid, Roman Catholic Diocese Director of Campus Ministry and co-advisor of the UAlbany Catholic Newman Association.   Light and delicious refreshments will be provided!   Please, come share in the wisdom of these Wyse Womyn, and learn about that vernal spark that unites us...

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