Grounding, Re-focus, and Living the Best Expressions of our Faiths: February 15th 2017

The panel was moderated by ING’s Interfaith Coordinator Kate Chance, and we heard from Jer Swigart, Co-Founding Director of The Global Immersion Project, Tarek El-Messidi, Founding Director of CelebrateMercy, Rabbi David Jaffe, Founding Director of the Kirva Institute, and Dr. Ji Hyang Padma, from the California Institute for Human Science.

Prayer-based resources:

From David Jaffe:

Focus Phrases for Staying Grounded

Trust in challenging times

From Jer Swigart:

Words of Wisdom

From  United Religions Initiative:

Here is a collection of quotes that are grounding and uplifting.

Here is the text for an interfaith candle lighting service.

And here are prayers for peace from different religious traditions.

Action-based resources:

From Islamic Networks Group and Know Your Neighbor: Multifaith Encounters:

Find interfaith events and programs in your community by visiting our interactive map

From United Religions Initiative:

Here is a program bank for World Interfaith Harmony Week (which just ended on the 7th of this month) and International Day of Peace — but the programs in it could really be used at any time during the year.

Here is a map of URI Cooperation Circles and Affiliates in the US and Canada, if folks are looking to connect with a local interfaith group, or email [email protected].