"Let ours be a time remembered for the awakening of a new reverence for life, the firm resolve to achieve sustainability, the quickening of the struggle for justice and peace, and the joyful celebration of life."
~ the concluding statement of The Earth Charter
The Earth Charter was launched in 2000 yet its origins began at the Earth Summit in 1992. Since that time, The Earth Charter has maintained incrementally small and slow progress toward awakening the global community to the challenges we face, the values we need, the policies and practices we must follow to create a just, sustainable, and peaceful future for all humans, the greater community of life, and future generations.
Within this interspiritual worship gathering, guided by Rev. Karen Lindquist, we shall look at the profound power and promise contained within the agreements we make with Earth, with one another, with our ancestors, and with the future.
Our spiritual discernment for the year is Spiritual Permaculture: Coming into Deeper Relationship with Earth. Working with the 12 principles we remember to Care for the Earth, Care for the People, and to not use more than our Fair Shareof resources. In September we look at Principle #9: "Use small and slow solutions" Small and slow systems are easier to maintain than big ones, making better use of local resources and producing more sustainable outcomes. Read more here.
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!
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.