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January 2019

DMV Interfaith Leadership Summit

January 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Kay Spiritual Life Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave.
Washington, DC 20016 United States
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Building a DMV Join us for the only multi-faith conference for young interfaith leaders in the DC area. This annual event draws participants from a variety of religious traditions who are dedicated to building new and stronger relationships with each other and their communities.

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April 2019

Congressional Briefing on Sikh Detention

April 2, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cannon House Office Building, Room 421, 27 Independence Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
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The reason for this briefing is to demand further transparency and oversight into detention-related policies and procedures that are compromising Sikh civil rights. The briefing will feature immigration attorneys, members of Congress and civil rights leaders. All visitors must pass through security - please arrive 15 minutes early. For Kirpan accommodations, please contact [email protected] no later than Sunday, March 31st to schedule accommodations. Please keep in mind that there is very little public parking available near the Capitol. The nearest…

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July 2019

Lights for Liberty

July 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lafayette Square, Pennsylvania Ave NW & 16th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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Lights for Liberty is working with local organizations who have been doing the work around immigrants’ rights and related issues. Our local hosting organizations are working with people who are directly impacted to curate each vigil. As a reminder, vigils are seen as a nonviolent way to raise awareness of a cause and to motivate change, as well as uniting and supporting those attending the vigil. Please look for these organizations to post more information about each vigil’s plan and…

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September 2019

Interfaith Prayer Service

September 7, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 8:30 am
The While House Washington, District of Columbia 20011 United States + Google Map

Bruce McBarnette, a member of St. David's Church and a member of Sukyo Mahikari,  is organizing a ten minute interfaith, nonpartisan prayer next to the White House.  We will pray for the country and the world. Members of all faiths are invited. We will meet right across the street (Pennsylvania Ave) from the White House in the east part of Lafayette Park next to the Statue of General Marquis de Lafayette. Right after the prayer members of Sukyo Mahikari have…

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Day to Serve

September 11, 2019 @ 8:00 am - October 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

What will you give to your community this year? Here in DC, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia, you've made an extra effort each fall around September 11th to get out and give back to your communities by creating or joining with others service opportunities. Have you picked an event for this year? Find a need in your community. You could find a local park to clean or gather food for a local food bank. Your help can make such a…

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October 2019

Show Up for Shabbat: One Year After Pittsburgh, Gather, Remember, and Act

October 25, 2019 - October 26, 2019

In Remembrance of 11 Jewish Community members killed at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue last October in hate crime terrorist attack, let us come together to honor the victims and raise our collective voice for a world free of antisemitism, hate, and bigotry. Please visit the website and click "PARTICIPATING SYNAGOGUES" to learn more.

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December 2019

Rebuild Maryland: Climate Action Summit

December 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Colony Ballroom in the Stamp Student, 3972 Campus Drive
College Park, MD 20742 United States
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"You must unite behind the science. You must take action. You must do the impossible. Because giving up can never ever be an option." — Greta Thunberg, addressing US Senators, Sept 2019 In congregations across Maryland, we hear time and again how our faith communities have been deeply inspired by Greta’s prophetic call for action on our climate crisis. Now, we have the chance to answer the call in Maryland! Next Saturday, December 14th, a coalition of advocacy groups large and small…

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January 2020

Vigil for Refugees

January 8 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Federal Court, 6500 Cherrywood Lane
Greenbelt, MD
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Join refugee supporters for a vigil beginning at 8:30 AM on Wednesday, January 8th in Greenbelt, Maryland. At 9 AM we will begin lining up to enter the court room, oral arguments begin at 10 AM. When the oral arguments have finished there will be a press conference with a report back. January 8th is critical day when the federal district court in Greenbelt, MD will hear oral arguments in the lawsuit brought by HIAS, CWS (Church World Service), and…

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February 2020

Advocacy Day in Maryland

February 19 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
House Building, 6 Bladen St., Room 145
Annapolis, MD 21401 United States
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Click here to Register Legislation: Two bills  HB 740: to ban direct release from solitary to the public (with some exceptions, especially for the health of the inmate), sponsored by Senator Will Smith and Delegate Jazz Lewis. HB742 to prohibit placing incarcerated people diagnosed with serious mental illness in restrictive housing sponsored by Delegate Jazz Lewis. Parking: Gotts Court Garage (best entrance is 25 Calvert Street, next door to a cash only garage) is the closest. There are also other options that we will…

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March 2020

Communicating Faith in the Public Square

March 17 @ 8:00 am - March 21 @ 1:30 pm
Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel at Reagan Airport, 2799 Richmond Highway
Arlington, VA 22202 United States
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