FALL 2015: A Preview of What’s To Come

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 Fall 2015 Calendar of Events


  • Interfaith Cookout w/ Cornerstone, Hillel, MSA, Newman, UA Interfaith Coalition      Sept. 9, 2015 (5-8pm)
  • Red Cross Blood Drive with the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community                   Sept. 11, 2015 (all day)
  • Religion 101-Seventh Day Adventist w/New Life S.D.A. Youth Ministries-Speaker Rev. Jeremy Garlock,, Education Superintendent of the New York Conference of Seventh-day Adventists   Sept. 16, 2015 (7-8:30pm)
  • 3rd Annual North Star Peace Walk-w/community & student groups from across Capital Region -Sept. 27, 2015 (2-5pm)


  • Tom Porter– Indigenous Cultural Educator, Elder and Spiritual Leader.                                       Oct. 7, 2015 (7-9pm)
  • OpenHouseAlumni Weekend                                                                               Oct. Oct.10, 2015 (9am-1pm)
  • Field Trip Bruderhof Platte Clove Community                          Oct. 10, 2015 (3pm-7pm)
  • Religion 101-Hinduism with Mr. Bala from the Hindu Temple Society                                          Nov. 4, 2015 (7-8:30pm)
  • Faith Journey Program with Prof. Anne Woulfe                                         Oct. 21, 2015 (6:30-9pm)


  • Writing with Spirit –spiritual writing workshop with Diane Cameron                                             Nov. 11, 2015


  • Unity Dinner w/ Cornerstone PCM, Hillel, MSA, Newman, UA Interfaith Coalition               Dec. 3, 2015 (6-8:30pm)


  •  Meditation Mondays: 5:45pm-6:45pm when classes in session

In the Works:

  •  Human Trafficking Prog. w/ Sr.’s of St. Joseph Carondelet
  •  Gratitude Program with Albany Peace Project- Co-sponsoring Oct. or Nov. (guest speaker Rev. Will Bowen-Author of “A Complaint Free world”)



Interfaith Ramadan Program & Dinner July 9, 2015

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 The Interfaith Center and The Turkish Cultural Center

Cordially Invite You To An

 Interfaith Ramadan* Program & Dinner

Date: Thursday, July 9, 2015

Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: The Interfaith Center -1400 Washington Ave, Albany NY 12222

University at Albany Uptown Campus (Near the SEFCU Arena)

 * 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.


 7:00 pm: Interfaith Program with representatives from five different faith traditions sharing their spiritual/religious readings/scriptures about caring for the poor, the homeless, the hungry.

 Guest Speakers:

Baha’i: Nazanin Kamali

Christian: Deacon Walter Ayres

Jewish: Rabbi Nomi Manon

Muslim: Kirstin Vanderheof

Sikh: Dr. Paul Uppal

 Dinner to follow at Sunset

 Note: Dinner is FREE, People of ALL FAITHS are welcome to attend and bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to a local food pantry or shelter.

RSVP: Donna or 489-8573 X 21 by July 6, 2015


End of Semester Interfaith Cookout May 6, 2015

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Join Us

The Interfaith Center


Food, Fun, Games

(Halal, Kosher, Vegetarian options)Interfaith Cookout Spring 2015 Flyer20150430_14121995

Feeding the Interfaith Spirit-Stories to Savor May 13th

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The Board of Directors of The Interfaith Center Invite you to Join Them

May 13, 2015


Feeding the Interfaith Spirit-Stories to Savor

 Dinner Event

$40/personStories to Savor InvitationStories to Savor RSVP

Spiritual Healing Program April 29, 2015

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Reiki Masters Derek Healey (President of the UAlbany Interfaith Coalition) and Heather Loucks will discuss the practice of Reiki and other holistic practices at The Interfaith Center on Wed. April 29, 2015 at 7pm.

The program is free and open to the public.

Light refreshments will be served. Flyer Spiritual Healing Program20150427_13344373

Meditation & Prayer Room Hours Week of May 4, 2015

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Interfaith Meditation & Prayer Room Hours  5/4-5/8, 2015

Monday: 8:30am-3:30pm

Tuesday: 9am-5pm

Wednesday: 9am-8pm

Thursday: 9am-4pm

Friday: TBD

Additional hours may be arranged by contacting Donna at

Hours are subject to change; please check our FaceBook page daily for updated hours




Muslim Perspective on Religious Terrorism and Extremism Lecture April 14, 2015

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The Turkish Cultural Center in collaboration with The Interfaith Center at the University at Albany cordially invites you to attend a lecture by Imam Ibrahim Sayar.

As you know, one of the current global threats to humanity is terrorism. Extremist groups use inhumane means of violence against men, women, and children. They take religion as their reference to justify the terror against humanity. Unfortunately, these groups continuously recruit youngsters from all over the globe.

We organized this event to share the position of many Muslims against these brutal actions. We have invited Imam Ibrahim SAYAR, who is the Director of the Center for Interfaith Affairs at Peace Islands Institute New York. He has prepared a very informative and effective presentation about extremist and terrorist groups. He has spoken on this topic on many occasions at various institutions nationwide. Imam Sayar will inform us about the historical and theological background of these groups and their place in Islamic sources. He will compare the interpretations of these groups with the teachings of the Quran.


Who are these extremist people?

What are they trying to accomplish?

What is their mindset?

How do they recruit youngsters from all over the world?

What is the theology behind it?

Are they Islamic?

Should we feel threatened as US citizens?

What do we need to do?

 Campus Center, Assembly Hall at University at Albany

1400 Washington Avenue, Albany NY 12222

 Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

 Admission: FREE


Turkish Cultural Center Ladies’ Coffee Night

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                                        LADIES’ COFFEE NIGHT

                                 Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 6:00 PM

Turkish Cultural Center Albany, 291 Broadway, Menands NY


                                                            Ladies only!

In recognition of Women’s History Month, Turkish Women’s Club cordially invites you and your guests to Turkish Coffee Night for ladies where delicious homemade Turkish food and desserts will be served as well as Turkish coffee and tea.

Come join us at this informal event and learn more about Islam and and meet with new Muslim friends!

This Month’s Theme: WOMEN IN ISLAM

Guest Speaker: Nuray Yurt Ph.D*


* Dr. Yurt is the Director of Peace Islands Institute (PII) in Central Jersey since 2005. As the director of PII , she organized several interfaith and intercultural activities.  Her passion is raising awareness of the Value of Women in the society where she organizes an annual award ceremony ” Value of Women Awards” in Edison NJ She has given several speeches about Women in Islam in Canada and US.

Please RSVP to Phone: (518) 366-8725