Save the Date!

Interfaith Service Festival - Sunday August 4, 2024 - New Haven Green


"We are all in this together."

Now more than ever is a time for reflection and connection. Our interfaith service projects provide a meaningful way of getting to know your neighbors while helping those in need.  Join us at the Interfaith Service Festival for a day of listening, learning, and lifting up by volunteering in service to others, raising awareness in discussion groups, and understanding in sharing circles as we embrace our diversity. Updates are ongoing and finer details are rolling out now.

  • WHEN:    Sunday, August 4th    9:00 am to 4:00 pm   Arrive anytime or spend the day! (check in opens at 8:30 am)
  • WHERE:    In the shade of the trees on the New Haven Green along College Street between Elm & Chapel

WATCH THIS SPACE !

The schedule of volunteer service projects, discussion groups and learning opportunities and much more will be updated here:
Clean our Beaches
with Save the Sound

Morning & Afternoon Sessions
Times TBA

* Offsite with RT private bus transportation provided

Support the unhoused
& assemble blessing bags
with Beth-El Center &
Columbus House

Morning & Afternoon Sessions
Times TBA

Restore a sacred cemetery
with Hebrew Burial and Free Loan Association New Haven

Morning & Afternoon Sessions
Times TBA
* Offsite with RT private bus transportation provided

Construct affordable housing
with Habitat for Humanity GNH
*preregistration required
space limited to 12 volunteers

Preregister Here
Morning Session
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Meet at project site - TBA

Prepare sandwiches and distribute to service guests
with Chapel on the Green

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Sign up early ~  space is limited

Advocate for humane conditions for our CT prison population
with Stop Solitary CT

Morning & Afternoon Sessions 
Times TBA

Transform confiscated gun barrels into garden tools & jewelry
with Swords to Plowshares Northeast

All Day ~ Anytime

Hand paint a huge 48 ft long
mural with a message
with I Wage Peace

All Day ~ Anytime

Visit the Crypt, a burial ground
for our early settlers
 beneath the meetinghouse 
with Center Church on the Green

Morning & Afternoon Tours
Times TBA

Reducing Food Insecurity & Hunger
with Purple Pantry Boxes

Morning & Afternoon Sessions
Times TBA

Visit a transitional housing
micro-community
with Rosette Neighborhood Village

Sessions TBA
* Offsite with private bus transportation provided

A display of hand painted
Painting for Peace billboard murals from over the years
with IWagePeace

All Day ~ Anytime

The 2024 Interfaith Service Festival Partners ...with more to follow soon!

  • Abdul Majid Karim Hasan Islamic Center Hamden
  • Congregation Beth El-Keser Israel New Haven
  • Congregation B'nai Jacob Woodbridge
  • Elm Community Insight New Haven
  • Evening Star Holiness Church Milford
  • First Presbyterian Church New Haven
  • First United Church of Christ Milford
  • Jerusalem Peacebuilders
  • Mary Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church
  • Muhammad Islamic Center of Greater Hartford
  • New Haven Friends Meeting 
  • New Haven Zen Center
  • Regional Baha'i Council of the Northeastern States
  • Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church Madison
  • Saint John XXIII Catholic Community West Haven
  • Saint Peter's Episcopal Church Milford
  • Saint Matthew's Episcopal Church Wilton
  • Shalom United Church of Christ New Haven
  • Temple Beth David Cheshire
  • Temple Beth Sholom Hamden
  • Temple Emanuel of Greater New Haven
  • Trinity Episcopal Church Southport
  • Trinity on the Green New Haven
  • United Church on the Green New Haven
  • United Congregational Church Bridgeport
  • Walk of Faith Church New Haven
  • Woodmont United Church of Christ Milford

Remember Our Slogans:

We are all in this together
We do not need to agree on everything to work together for justice and peace.
We will not let the perfect become the enemy of the good.
Humor doth the heart like good medicine

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
Festivals

Painting for Peace
& the Billboard Campaigns

Documentary Film:
"The Billboard from Bethlehem"

Combatants
for Peace Tours

The
IWagePeace
Walks

IWagePeace is a Connecticut 501(c)(3) not for profit that inspires and educates Americans about peacemaking through creative interfaith gatherings, community service projects, public displays of art, and more.  Our work is made possible by your spiritual and physical presence.  We hope you'll join us.

Thank you for being part of the IWagePeace community.

IWagePeace
381 Highland St.
West Haven, CT 06516