Interfaith Community Sanctuary

Welcome to Interfaith Community Sanctuary!

 10:00am
Sunday November 19th
Imam Jamal Rahman
"Generosity of Spirit"

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Music -- International folk songs -- will be shared by Birgit and Phil Ages of FolkVoice Band.

Following the morning worship we have our monthly community potluck. 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 November we focus upon "Generosity." 

Aware of the suffering caused by exploitation, social injustice, stealing, and oppression, we are committed to cultivating generosity in our way of thinking, speaking, and acting. We will practice loving kindness by working for the happiness of people, animals, plants, and minerals, and sharing our time, energy, and material resources with those who are in need. We are determined not to steal and not to possess anything that should belong to others. We will respect the property of others, but will try to prevent others from profiting from human suffering or the suffering of other beings. 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

Nov 18, 6:00 PM
BENGALI GALA 2017: Annual Fundraising Dinner with music and classical / folk Bengali dancing! Authentic South Asian dinner catered by Shalimar Restaurant.
Nov 19, 2:30 PM
31st annual InterSpiritual Celebration of Generosity the Wisdom of World Religions. Sunday, November 19th 2:30—4:30pm at The Well Queen Anne UMC.

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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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