Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Dayton

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Dayton

The Humanity First Community Dinner program in collaboration with Food for the Journey Project has fed around 60 people weekly culminating into 1500 people since May 2017 in the West Dayton Area.

With reference to goal # 16 Peace Justice & strong institutions:
1.The weekly event Coffee Cake & True Islam is working towards combating Islamophobia and building ties with the community. By providing a discussion platform/forum, the public is invited to ask any question on Islam and dispel their misconceptions and fear of Islam.

2. The ladies interfaith discussion group has built bridges across the Jewish, Christian and Muslim Communities by monthly dialogue on specific aspects of all three faiths. The growing popularity of this group is testimony to its non judgemental and genuine effort to understand the three religions by women who are passionate about what they believe in.

Websites are: www.alislam.org
and www.trueislam.com

Humanitarian organization is called Humanity First.
Website is www.usa.humanityfirst.org

 

The Compassionary

The Compassionary Group is dedicated to engaging in projects that range build an economy of compassion. The latest project is the Harvest for Hope Community Garden in North Dayton.

An inner space,
A state of mind,
A volume of actions . . .
. . . working together as a community to build an economy of compassion.

The Compassionary is a project of the Unitarian Fellowship for World Peace.

Contact: Jean Berry via email at thecompassionary@gmail.com

The Compassionary Projects considered

#1 Compassionary LEAD Dayton, modeled after the Point’s of Light Youth Leadership Training Institute.
Project Leader: Erin Cole

#2 Free Hugs Campaign (part of The Touch Project)
Project Leader: London Coe

#3 Neighborhood Harvesting Initiative
Project Leader: Colleen Quinlan Saxen

#4 Homicide Prayer Vigils / Ohio to Stop Executions (OTSE)
Project Leader: Tom Bensman

#5 Empathy Cycles: Exploring the Skills of Empathy
Project Leader: Gabriela Pickett

#6 Bee Compassionate Dayton
Project Leaders: Colleen & Glen Penquite

#7 V-Prayer Project
Project Leader: Jean Berry

#8 Miami Valley Positives 4 Positives: Fundraising
Project leader: Rodney Veal

#9 Grieving and Healing through Dia de los Muertos
Project Leader: Gabriela Pickett

#10 Interfaith Network Development
Project Leader: Jean Berry

 

The Collaboratory

In order to grow the Dayton region’s economic and social capital, the Collaboratory is providing the Collaborative Infrastructure—the physical space, portfolio of initiatives, engagement tools and support system for people from across the region to come together to imagine and act upon new possibilities for themselves, each other and the community, with a particular interest in downtown. These new possibilities will involve citizen, government, business, institutional, organizational and philanthropic participants and will impact how we live, work, play and learn.

The Collaboratory is an initiative of Involvement Advocacy.

Website: facebook.com/daytoncollaboratory/

International Cities of Peace

International Cities of Peace is the registered trademark of Cities of Peace, Inc., which is a Dayton based organization serving as the fiscal sponsor for Peace Dayton. International Cities of Peace is an associated network of independent cities of peace focused on self-defining their community as valuing and working toward a culture of peace. There are over 160 cities of peace in 43 countries on six continents.

Website: InternationalCitiesofPeace.org

Interfaith Forum of Greater Dayton

Each year the Interfaith Forum of Dayton takes on the large issues of race, gender, and poverty. Here is an example of their One Human Family workshops:

One Human Family Workshop (OHF) weekend which will take place in Dayton, OH – March 27 – 29, 2015 at
Christ Episcopal Church, 20 W. First St ., in downtown Dayton. The theme is “Unity in Diversity.”

Friday, March 27 (6:00 – 8:30pm) “Voices of Immigrant Experiences” These “Voices” gatherings are to serve as a bridge between the people of other cultures now residing here and the “local folk” and are meant to foster greater appreciation for each other. This one is different in that we will be focusing on the musical traditions (cultural and/or spiritual). Participants will break bread together with an International Dinner. H osted by the Dayton Human Relations Council Welcome Dayton initiative, the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ), and the Cultural Diversity Caucus which came out of the UD Community Summits on Eliminating Racism and is now part of NCCJ’s community initiatives.

Saturday, March 28 (9:00–4:30pm) One Human Family Workshop /Choir* the lyrics, songs of praise, protest, and purpose developed out of the African-American experiences from the days of the “sorrow songs”. will open the door for frank and honest dialogue to take place. We encourage everyone (teens and up), singers and non-singers alike to participate. We invite all attendees to participate in the concert on Sunday.

Sunday morning, March 29, some workshop choir participants will attend local venues to sing a song as a way to introduce the afternoon concert/dialogue program.

Sunday, March 29 (3:00-5:00) Concert/Dialogue hosted and sponsored by the Interfaith Forum of Dayton. The format is to use music/song lyrics instead of a speaker to foster meaningful dialogue to take place over refreshments midway through the program.

*If your worship service prevents you from participating in the Saturday workshop but you would like to be in the choir on Sunday please contact Colette at 937- 274-7009 or UnityinDiversity_2015_Dayton@yahoo.com to make other arrangements.

Wesbite: facebook.com/Interfaith-Forum-of-Greater-Dayton-143552765671563/

Greater Dayton Christian Connections

The Greater Dayton Christian Connections exists to connect Christians, churches, and organizations to transform lives and to build loving, reconciling communities.

We value faith in Jesus Christ through respecting God’s creation – all persons and the natural order; through promoting Christian unity in worship, prayer, learning, mission and service; through contributing to the well-being of our community by being bridge builders, agents of reconciliation and advocates for justice; and through responsible stewardship of our financial resources.

Website: ChristianConnections.org

Grace United Methodist Church

Many Peace Day events are held at the wonderful facility at Grace United Methodist on Salem Avenue.

Grace Church is a faith community in the heart of Dayton seeking to follow Christ’s examples of love, peace and justice. We are a diverse urban community of persons who value connecting to God and to one another. We believe that God is love and that all persons are valued in the family of God. We believe in Jesus Christ and we work to follow his example of radical, justice, and peace. We believe in the Holy Spirit as God’s constant presence and power in our lives. We believe that it is good to question and to seek. We may not always believe the same as one another, but the people of Grace Church believe in God’s love and in one another. Grace is for everyone!

Website: GraceUMC.com

Dayton Baha’i Center

The Dayton Baha’i Center puts on peace and justice workshops and musical events all year long and participates in Peace Day activities in September. As their philosophy illuminates: Humanity is one, and prejudices and patterns of life that block the expression of this fundamental truth are gradually falling away.

We see evidence of this transformation all around us – the breaking down of the old, and the building up of new ways of being and social structures that contribute to the advancement of all people. Working towards this vision will require profound personal and social transformation over many generations. Humanity is leaving behind its childhood and entering a period of collective maturity.

Website: find.bahai.us/community/ohio/dayton-bahai-center