IW Blog

November 2017 Dear Friends and Partners of Interfaith Works, The approach of winter once again throws into sharp relief the needs and challenges faced by people in our community who live unsheltered, sleeping outside or in places not meant for human habitation, without access to basic services. On the whole, we are a caring and......

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by Danny Kadden, Executive Director November 1, 2017 marks the three-year anniversary of the opening of the IW “Emergency Overnight Shelter” at First Christian Church. Emerging from “The People’s House” organizing project, Meg Martin and her team, hand in hand with Interfaith Works, did some incredible heavy lifting, raised the level of awareness and understanding......

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As an aid for voters, Interfaith Works developed a questionnaire for candidates for contested City Council and Port of Olympia seats appearing on the November 7, 2017 local General Election ballot. The questions reflect issues of interest to our membership. Here are responses to the questionnaire from candidates running in the contested races for Council......

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2017 Primary Election City Council Candidate Questionnaire: A Voter Resource As a aid for voters, Interfaith Works developed a questionnaire for candidates for open City Council seats appearing on the August 1, 2017 local primary ballot. Here (in PDF format) are responses to the questionnaire for candidates running in the four contested primary races for......

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The homeless and housing insecure populations of Olympia often face overlapping layers of hardship. Lack of stable housing has been related to an increase in substance abuse, aggravation of mental health issues, criminal victimization, and an inability to maintain familial and community connections. Many faith traditions and people of conscience have acknowledged the importance of......

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Thanks to our incredible volunteers, the evening went off without a hitch (mostly…), the freshly-prepared, home-cooked food was delicious, everyone had a great time AND we raised over $25,000 to keep the Emergency Overnight Shelter running strong. We are deeply indebted to Saint Michael Parish for hosting. Thank you to all who attended, brought a......

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As many of you know, after 35 years of serving the poor, homeless and marginalized of Thurston County, Bread & Roses is closing its doors. B&R has served the community in spectacular, forward-thinking ways since it was founded in 1982 by volunteers from the Catholic Worker tradition. The houses will pass to Homes First for......

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Good morning and peace be with you! It is with great honor that I am speaking here today and I thank you. My goal is always to achieve a closer and unified bond between people. As a Muslim, I believe that we are all from One God and as such we can come together with......

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Article in The Olympian – November 20, 2016 – By Rolf Boone: “Hundreds attend Interfaith Works Thanksgiving at Abbey Church in Lacey” http://www.theolympian.com/news/local/article116114323.html See photos and more information about our event here: Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration    ...

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The Earth Stewards of Interfaith Works are active on the issue of climate change and what we can do locally to make a difference. With the support of the Stewards, at its monthly meeting February 9, 2016, the Interfaith Works Board of Directors unanimously adopted the following motion: People of faith worldwide bring a crucial......

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