Interfaith Community Sanctuary

Welcome to Interfaith Community Sanctuary!

10:00am
Sunday July 5th
Honoring the Guest:
Interfaith Worship Series
~ Exploring Diverse Faith
& Spiritual Traditions

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welcomes
StoryTeller Doug Banner, sharing 
"Living the Honor Way
as an Artist of Social Change"

The mission of the HONOR DAY is to bring knowledge of the Native American Culture of the Honor way to the wide diversity of cultures in our society through art, education, and cultural awareness events and to inspire hope, acceptance of diversity, and positive actions toward peace on the planet.

The Flow Project mission is to apply the wisdom and experience of art in transforming humanity's response to the creative challenges of today's world.

The question then becomes; How do we bring our understanding of the Honor Way forward as the artistic creators of the world?

Doug Banner will speak on how the principles and practices of art, identified b the extensive research completed by The Flow Project, can be used as guiding principles and practices in living the Honor way. Doug will integrate the six principles and practices of art as tool to apply to living the 12 hoops of the world from the perspective of the artist within us all.

Read more about Doug here. And here.

Music will be shared by Simon de Voil.


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Our Spiritual Discernment for 2015: 
"Restoring Balance to the World: Hoops of Honor" 

The vision and inspiration is grounded in the prophecy: 
“When the earth is suffering and we see our children suffering 
there will come a generation that will restore Honor for all people.”

In June we explore the "Hoop of the Earth."
This is represented as the circle of the Earth as seen from space. We celebrate the Elders who carry the wisdom of time, experience and tradition. They know the value of reverence for the earth. We honor the Elders and provide a place for them to share their knowledge and wisdom. We listen to Elders with reverence, respect, and appreciation. We celebrate the Keepers of Ritual and Keepers of the Cycle of the Year such as farmers and gardeners.

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Ballard Food Bank donations are invited each Sunday. The donation barrel is located on the eastside of our building. Follow the walkway through the garden. The barrel is up the stairs, under the covered porch. Let's fill it up every Sunday. Thank you for feeding the hungry! Read more here about Neighbors Helping Neighbors! Please give non-perishable food items, spices, personal hygiene items, etc. 


Upcoming Special Events

Jul 17, 7:00 PM
"Reclaiming Our Responsibility for the Sacred" 13th annual InterSpiritual Community Summit Friday July 17, Saturday July 18, Sunday July 19, 2015
Aug 01, 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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