Interfaith Community Sanctuary

Welcome to Interfaith Community Sanctuary!

 10:00am Sunday August 20

"Protecting & Nourishing the Sangha"
Imam Jamal Rahman

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Music, song, and chant will be shared by Isla Ross.

Plan to stay for our POTLUCK luncheon following the morning worship gathering. Please bring a prepared dish to share.

Imam Jamal Rahman is a popular speaker on Islam, Sufi spirituality, and interfaith relations. Along with his Interfaith Amigos, he has been featured in the New York Times, CBS News, BBC, and various NPR programs. Jamal is co-founder and Muslim Sufi minister at Seattle's Interfaith Community Sanctuary and adjunct faculty at Seattle University. He is a former co-host of Interfaith Talk Radio and travels nationally and internationally, presenting at retreats and workshops.
See websites: www.jamalrahman.com, interfaithcommunitysanctuary.org.

He is the author and co-author of several books, including the latest, authored with Rabbi Ted Falcon and Pastor Don Mackenzie, titled: Finding Peace through Spiritual Practice: The Interfaith Amigos Guide to Personal, Social and Environmental Healing.”

Since 9/11/2001 Jamal has been collaborating regularly and actively with Rabbi Ted Falcon and Pastor Don Mackenzie. Affectionately known as The Interfaith Amigos, they travel the country sharing a message of inclusive spirituality. Read more on The Interfaith Amigos website: www.interfaithamigos.com.

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The Guidelines for Engaged Buddhism developed by Thich Nhat Hanh is our Spiritual Discernment for 2017. During the month of August we focus upon "Protecting and Nourishing the Sangha." 

Aware that the essence and aim of a Sangha is the realization of understanding and compassion, we are determined not to use the Buddhist community [our spiritual community] for personal power or profit, or transform our community into a political instrument.

As members of a spiritual community, we should nonetheless take a clear stand against oppression and injustice. We should strive to change the situation, without taking sides in a conflict. We are committed to learning to look with the eyes of interbeing and to see ourselves and others as cells in one Sangha body.

As a true cell in the Sangha body, generating mindfulness, concentration and insight to nourish ourselves and the whole community, each of us is at the same time a cell in the Buddha body.

We will actively build brotherhood and sisterhood, flow as a river, and practice to develop the three real powers – understanding, love and cutting through afflictions – to realize collective awakening. Read more here.

"We are made of light. We are children of light.
We are sons and daughters of the Sun."
~ Thich Nhat Hanh


Upcoming Special Events

Aug 26, 6:00 PM
"An Evening of Stars" Our annual Fun-raiser!Please come and support Interfaith Community Sanctuary.If you cannot attend in person, kindly make your donation on our website.
Aug 29, 6:30 PM
We will be syncing with the global prayer happening at the same time.
Sep 10, 5:00 PM
Join us for a Sunday night of acoustic Blues music with Grant Dermody and Mark Riley and poetry as each of the Pacific NW Interfaith Amigos shares and reflects on a favorite poem. Love Offering.

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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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