Interfaith Community Sanctuary

Welcome to Interfaith Community Sanctuary!

10:00am Sunday February 1st 
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Today we join the world in launching
World Interfaith Harmony Week!
 

We invite you to share interfaith worship with Rabbi Ted Falcon, Ann Holmes Redding, Imam Jamal Rahman, Jon Ramer and John Hale Sunday February 1st at 10:00am to celebrate this auspicious week of world harmony!

The United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week seeks to spread the message of harmony and tolerance among the followers of all the world’s religions, faiths and beliefs. It seeks to do this by promoting their common basis of “Love of God and Love of the Neighbor, or Love of the Good and Love of the Neighbor.” Its message invites everyone, excludes no one, and is purely voluntary.

Interfaith Community Sanctuary is working in partnership with Compassion Games Seattle,  Compassionate Seattle, NICO (Northwest Interfaith Community Outreach), and the United Religions Initiative to celebrate the United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week. 

Bring a can of soup to give to the FoodBank as part of the Compassion Games Souper Bowl 2015! Read more here

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Interfaith Community Sanctuary's spiritual discernment for 2015 is "Restoring Balance to the World: Hoops of Honor"

In February we explore the "Hoop of Honor": This is represented in the Hoop of the father's arms. We celebrate Men. We  honor the warriors and their sacrifices to protect their families, the home and the community. We celebrate the nurturing power of men as providers and protectors, and the wisdom of the grandfathers. We celebrate Sacred Warriors and Guardians of correct action. Read more about this year's spiritual discernment "Restoring Balance to the World: Hoops of Honor" here.

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Ballard Food Bank donations are welcomed each Sunday. The donation barrel is on the landing into the Sanctuary front door. Read more here about Neighbors Helping Neighbors! 


Upcoming Special Events

Feb 14, 7:00 PM
An evening of Interfaith Kirtan, Call and Response Chanting, Healing Songs, and Mystical Poetry with Suniai and Friends at Interfaith Community Sanctuary.

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Jamal Rahman's book "Sacred Laughter of the Sufis..." was chosen
by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat of Spirituality & Practice 
as one of the Best Spiritual Books of 2014

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Jamal Rahman's book
"Spiritual Gems of Islam..."
has been selected as one of
The Best Spiritual Books of 2013
by Spirituality & Practice
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See Publisher's Weekly Review and Author Profile.


Capital Fundraising Campaign

In March 2012 the Interfaith Community Sanctuary initiated a Capital Fundraising Campaign to cover current and anticipated major expenses to maintain our historic building…our unique sacred space.  To cover current and anticipated expenditures plus provide a reasonable reserve fund for unexpected emergencies.

In 2014 we were blessed with a grant that allowed us to replace the roof but the exterior of our historic building still needs repainting. Our almost 100 year old water line and the gutters and downspouts are also in need of replacement. In addition, we would like to provide a means of access for the disabled.  All of these projects are expensive but necessary to maintain the integrity of our facility.

We are asking each and every friend and member of ICS to think hard about what this community means to you and to contribute something extra to support the Capital Fundraising Campaign.   All donations to ICS are completely tax deductible.  Any donation to the Capital Fundraising Campaign should be marked “Capital Fundraising Campaign” or ICS/CFC.  Donations can be made by Credit Card or PayPal by clicking on the "Donate" button to the right or by mailing a check directly to the church at the address below.  Thank you for your continued support!  Click HERE for more information on our Capital needs and Fundraising Campaign.


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