Wednesday, March 20th
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
311 Temple St, New Haven
Why Interfaith Service?
Interfaith service addresses one of the greatest challenges facing our communities: Diversity. Who are these Jews, these Christians, these Muslims, these aliens in our midst from other lands and religions? Well, let’s get to know them. Because we are in fact “All In This Together”, we must actively seek ways of working and being together, building the bridges necessary for a diverse and wonderful community. God did not make us a single people of one language, one skin color, one size, one religion. God made us diverse. And because we are diverse, interesting, complex and wonderful, we at times get confused and offend one another. We need time together to learn and grow as a community that enjoys and respects the differences among our peoples.
Interfaith Service projects provide a fun and meaningful way of getting to know your neighbors while helping those in need. Stay tuned and stay near as the details for this year's Interfaith Service Festival are rolled out!
On a beautiful summer Sunday , over 400 volunteers of all ages and of different faith and spiritual traditions converged at the New Haven Green for Interfaith Service Day 2023. Participants joined together in multi-ethnic and interdenominational groups to volunteer their time in service to community organizations, for enlightening and productive conversation and listening, enjoyed tours of the Crypt beneath the Center Church Meetinghouse, enjoyed a communal noon hour feast accompanied by live music and much more!
Thank you to each volunteer. Thank you, each faith partner and service provider, for risking your time and good name on this audacious effort toward faith in action united against bigotry, united against antisemitism, united against islamophobia, united against white supremacy, and united against poverty and abuse of power, by Waging Peace with Justice. God made us a diverse and wonderful people. The day was gorgeous not because of the sunshine but because of the love, compassion and mercy you helped bring into that light.