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WF Cameroon Cleans Up 8 April , 2013

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This month, WF Cameroon helped to clean an orphanage. The main projects were clearing the overgrown grass surrounding the orphanage, scrubbing and disinfecting the toilet, washing the childrens’ dresses, and disinfecting the orphanage with better cleaning chemicals than the orphanage had at hand.

Here are our volunteers hard at work and play with the children of the orphanage:

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Update from World Faith Uganda – Dental Clinic 16 August , 2012

Filed under: Chapter Reports,News,Pictures — Nele @ 10:00 am
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The “Buganda Youth Council / World Faith Uganda Dental Clinic” opened its doors in July 2012. The Dental Clinic aims at providing youth with affordable dental health care. Patients only pay a small amount of money needed to maintain the equipment, pay the rent, and guarantee the sustainability of the project.

The Dental Clinic is managed by Richard Kabanda, a professional dentist and board member of the Buganda Youth Council. A young member of the Buganda Youth Council who is in his last year of dental medicine at Mulago Dental School assists him in his work.

With the assistance of the Ministry of Youth and the Ministry of Health and thanks to our own savings we could afford a dental chair as well as the most important medical equipment. Our goal is to fully equip our clinic within the next months in order to offer the best service possible to our patients.

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World Faith India: Rainbow Schools Give Hope to Slum Children 15 May , 2012

 

Faiths for Safe Water 8 March , 2012

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The world’s dirty secret.  The #1 killer of children.

Water.

Awareness of the global water crisis is growing, but it remains the #1 killer of children. 4500 every day. From malnutrition to poverty, AIDS to malaria, gender equality and even peace, this one keystone issue undercuts so much of the good work the faiths do.

PLEASE, MAKE IT YOUR PRIORITY TO ATTEND:

 

March 17, 2012

6p – 7:30p

The Riverside Church

91 Claremont @ 120th Street, NYC

Hosted by:  Huffington Post Religion Editor Paul Raushenbush

– reception to follow –

The Riverside Church and Faiths for Safe Water invite you to an unprecedented event to unite all faiths under this singular religious symbol shared by all: Water. During this time of spring rains and renewal — faith leaders and educators, social justice coordinators and activists, interfaith leaders, NGOs, youth leaders, students, congregants and people who just care — please come for an entertaining and informative program of inspired stories, easy ideas and community-building activities, and opportunities to impact millions of lives. And make water the source of health and life for ALL.

FREE/RSVP:  Faiths for Safe Water*

MORE INFORMATION AT:  http://www.faithsforsafewater.org

*FSW is strictly advocacy project dedicated to supporting the entire WASH sector and does not advocate for any particular faith.

 

Local Interfaith Group to Hold 9/11 Commemoration 9 August , 2011

Bronxville, Eastchester and Tuckahoe Houses of Worship are planning an event to remember those lost in 9/11, all the injured and all the heroes.The Community 9/11 Commemoration will be held on Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 3 PM at The Reformed Church of Bronxville, located at 180 Pondfield Road in the Village of Bronxville.

This civic ceremony, organized by the BIC (Bronxville, Eastchester and Tuckahoe Interfaith Council), will feature stirring music (including bagpipes), a community choir, commemorative readings, greetings from Bronxville, Eastchester and Tuckahoe community leaders and a moving time of silent prayer and the ringing of the commemoration bell.

 

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Interfaith Unity in Tottenham as Riots Continue

A representative from the board of Deputies of British Jews joined a mulltifaith “vigil of hope” on Monday evening in Tottenham.

The event was arranged following the death of resident Mark Duggan and the violent protests and riots that followed.

As riots again erupted across London, faith and lay leaders from the Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities gathered at a church to call for calm. Tottenham MP David Lammy also attended.

Phil Rosenberg, the Board’s interfaith officer, said that seeing London’s different communities coming together gave hope that “a city so dear to us all” could be rebuilt.

 

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Plans Under Way in Dumont to Mark 10th Anniversary of Sept. 11 4 August , 2011

Plans are under way in Dumont to mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attack on America.

A community-wide interfaith service will be held at 9 a.m. at Dumont High School followed later by a candlelight vigil at dusk in Memorial Park.

The public and emergency responders from Dumont and local communities are invited to participate in either or both events to honor those who died and those who responded.

“Our goal is not only to remember the fallen and the responders, but also to honor their lives by sharing any positive outcomes from such horrific violence,” said the Rev. Elaine Wing, pastor of Calvary United Methodist Church, and John Perkins, borough administrator.

Three local churches have committed to canceling their regular Sunday morning worship service and to encourage their congregations to worship together at 9 a.m.

“Our administrative board, like the Calvary United Methodist and Our Redeemer Lutheran Church Councils, decided this event was very important,” said the Rev. Richard Vander Borgh, pastor of Old North Reformed Church.

 

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