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Pictures from the Day of Interfaith Youth Service 24 April , 2013

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For this year’s Day of Interfaith Youth Service, World Faith teamed up with local students to volunteer with Harlem Grown. If you’re in NY, volunteer hours are every Saturday until June, 10-4– swing by and get your hands dirty doing something fun!

(You don’t actually have to get your hands dirty- there are gloves.)

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Summer Fellowship Program 2012 – Call For Applications 25 April , 2012

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Last day to apply for Muslim Public Service Network (MPSN) ummer Fellowship Program 2012.

MPSN believes that the only way to make a difference in this world is by serving others – and what better way than training to be a civic leader in the nation’s capital?

For the last 18 years MPSN has been working on creating civic leaders, who have gone on to become distinguished scholars, civil rights advocates, researchers, lawyers and excelled in any profession that they have chosen.

About the MPSN Fellowship Program

Fellows participate in a rigorous eight-week curriculum taught by leading scholars and experts. The classes and workshops are designed to strengthen their understanding of the relationship between faith-based principles and the ethics of public service and civic engagement. Fellows are also paired with past program alumni, successful American Muslim leaders, as mentors to provide one-on-one support for career and personal development. Room and board are provided in Washington, D.C. by MPSN.

MPSN alumni have gone on to distinguished public service careers with many prestigious organizations, including senior positions in the Obama Administration, Bush Administration, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. House of Representatives, United Nations, Center for American Progress, NAACP, Brookings Institute, McKinsey & Co., Bain & Co. and numerous non-profit, consulting and education agencies. Several alumni have gone on to earn Fulbright, Rhodes, Marshall, Truman and Soros fellowships.

To provide scholarships to needy students, we have an ISF-MPSN scholarship – in partnership with the Islamic Scholarship Fund.

You can apply at http://www.muslimpublicservice.org/apply

For more information, log onto: http://muslimpublicservice.org

 

Join World Faith for the Week of Interfaith Youth Service 13 April , 2011

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Want to lead an interfaith community service project?  Join World Faith in Week of Interfaith Youth Service!   Around the world, young people like you are volunteering in soup kitchens, cleaning parks, and assisting the elderly as an expression of interfaith community service.
Want to join?  In the next two weeks, bring together 5-10 young volunteers from various faith traditions for a community service project.  Don’t have a project?  Find a homeless shelter near you and ask what you can do!
Participating young people should email us to register their project, and then email photos, stories, or video links afterwards for a chance to be on the World Faith blog and newsletter!
If you still don’t know where to start, reach out and we can help you get started!
 

Anju Bhargava Huff Post- Holi: Colorful Celebration of Equality 28 March , 2011

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Hindu festivals are communal celebrations through which an aspect of the universal Truth is brought to life. The rituals of the festival are intended to strengthen bonds between and within families and communities.

Holi is celebrated on the Purnima (Full Moon Day) of Hindu Lunar Calendar Month of Phalgun over 2 days.

On the first night an effigy of Holika is burnt to represent the victory of good over evil. Neem leaves are burned to represent removal of bitterness of life, leaving the sweetened medicinal value. It is also a time for cleansing and burning all negativities and trash of the winter in a bonfire.

On the second day spring is heralded colorfully. READ MORE

 

 

Interfaith Network of Care celebrating 15th anniversary of helping neighbors

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MILLTOWN — It’s a chilly morning and Madelyn Brodhead, an elderly resident of East Brunswick, has a 10:30 a.m. physical therapy appointment scheduled across town.

Her vision is impaired, she no longer can drive, and she has difficulty making her way down to her own curb from her home tucked away deep on a suburban street.

It’s a perfect opportunity for Interfaith Network of Care Inc. to help.

The Milltown-based nonprofit organization has about 150 volunteers serving about 600 care receivers throughout Middlesex County.

Longtime volunteer Jean Wetzel showed up and gave Madelyn a ride.

“My goodness, it’s just wonderful, Jean’s been taking me once a week to physical therapy for a month now — I really appreciate it,” said Brodhead, who found out about the service when reading her church bulletin at Immaculate Conception Church in Spotswood.

“I reached out to them, I called,” said Brodhead.

Wetzel, also a retired East Brunswick resident, is a 13-year volunteer for Interfaith, where she helps as a driver and caregiver.

“I enjoy helping people, it makes me feel good,” said Wetzel.

On April 3, Interfaith will celebrate its 15th anniversary with a brunch from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Pines Manor in Edison. READ MORE

 

 

Muslims and Jews: Serving Together 7 February , 2011

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It sounds like a dream: a Muslim woman wearing a full head covering, laughing and joking with an orthodox rabbi as they paint a mural of Run-DMC for Brooklyn schoolchildren. But on Martin Luther King Day, 2011, that dream was real.

On that day, over 50 Muslims and Jews gathered together in the East New York neighborhood of Brooklyn to participate in the kickoff event for United in Service: The Jewish Muslim Volunteer Alliance (JMVA). They came came from the Council for the Advancement of Muslim Professionals New York Chapter, Uri L’Tzedek: Orthodox Social Justice, and Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School, or because they heard about the groundbreaking event from family or friends. Together, they painted several large murals inside IS 292 junior high school.” READ MORE

 

World Faith Argentina Launched! 28 April , 2010

Halima Samad, the Regional Director of the Tri-State Area, has been abroad for awhile, including her current stop in Buenos Aires.  While there, she has been volunteering, learning Spanish, and best of all, helping to form a World Faith Chapter there.  Buenos Aires is one of the largest and most diverse cities in South America.  We are excited to me connecting with local young people who wish to redefine faith relations in their community.

Yesterday they had their first event, in which they delivered food to the homeless and those involved in the informal recycling industry on the streets at night.  They had 20 volunteers, and reached many more of the homeless through the project.  Be sure to tell your friends about it, and join them on the World Faith Argentina Facebook Page.