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Your contribution helps us pay for the nutritious food, drinks and supplies at the hospitality center, warming centers, and soup kitchens. Additional support goes toward events that promote interfaith dialogue…

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Services

We express our shared values through direct services, including soup kitchens, warming centers, an emergency overnight shelter, a hospitality center, free fresh produce distribution in partnership with The Great Chicago Food Depository’s Producemobile.

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Advocacy

The Education & Advocacy Committee monitors local and national initiatives impacting hunger and homelessness, and recommends political actions for contacting legislators and policymakers. Public Gatherings provide a venue for volunteers, supporters and others who care about ending hunger and homelessness.

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Dialogue

By creating safe spaces for peaceful non-confrontational dialogue, Interfaith Action of Evanston brings people together to build relationships and understanding across faith boundaries. We continue to learn from each other by exploring the varied traditions and beliefs that make up the diverse community in which we live and serve.

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Interfaith Service: Sharing Sacred Practices

A spiritually uplifting and profoundly experiential interfaith service, Thursday, September 10th, 7-8:30 p.m., 3434 Central St., Evanston, IL

WDOP e-BlastInterfaith Action of Evanston will again sponsor Unity on the North Shore’s Sharing Sacred Practices Service, a powerful celebration of the truth and beauty inherent in every religion and spiritual tradition, Thursday, Sept. 10 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Prayers, songs, meditation and changes presented by a variety of inspiring spiriutal leaders transcend differences and dogma and remind us of the universal truths that unity us. There is no charge to attend. Free will donations from the event will support IAE’s services to our hungry and homeless neighbors. .

featured presenters…

from African Ceremonial Traditions
Dr. Gilo Kwesi and Miah Logan, SOUL Creations

from Indigenous American Nations 
Paul Tootalian, Higher Plane Productions.

from Christian Faith
Rev. Dr. Patricia Efiom, Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church

from the Jewish Tradition
Billy Kaplan, Jewish Reconstructionist  Congregation

from Kirtan Culture
Amy Ananda,  Amy  and the Bliss Tribe

from Buddhist Culture
Jeff Ryūzan Slepak, Great Plains Zen Center

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Fall Gathering Topic: A Learning Game About Homelessness

6:30-8:30 p.m., Monday, Oct 12, 2015

Homeless_YouthAll are welcome to attend.

Even in the current economy, assumptions about poverty and homelessness abound: “I’ll never be in that situation” of “If I were struggling, I’d figure out something.” Lisa Todd, Community Relations Manager at Connections for the Homeless will challenge those assertions during IAE’s Fall Gathering at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 2120 Lincoln St. She will lead an experiential round of “The Homeless Game” which seamlessly blends facts and stats with powerful insights. Participants will be asked how they would deal with financial hardships. Choices lead to insights about health care, food security, and public resource availability, made all the more powerful once you’ve had to weigh the options for yourself.

Guest Presenter: Lisa Todd, MSW
Community Relations Manager, Connections for the Homeless.

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church

2120 Lincoln St.
Evanston, Illinois