5th Annual Festival of Faith


On November 21, the Interfaith Council of Greater Portland (ICGP) will hold its annual Festival of Faith to provide a friendly, casual, civil atmosphere where people can explore the area’s different religions, get their questions answered and meet people from all different backgrounds.

Bilal Mosque opens its doors to foster understanding

News, Perspectives

Every year the Bilal Mosque in Beaverton marks the anniversary of 9/11 with an open house—to reach out to the community and provide an opportunity for people to come together and learn about the Moslem community and beliefs. This year, people came in greater numbers than ever. Here’s one person’s account of the day:  I [...]

Baha’is write about common threads in world’s religions


Two articles published recently illustrate the Baha’i belief in the essential unity of all the world’s religions: “Recognizing God’s Messengers: Why We Baha’is Commemorate the Martyrdom of the Bab” by Brent Poirier was published in the Huffington Post. Brent explains the significance of the story of Joseph as a metaphor for recognizing God’s Messengers. “Theology [...]

Mayors’ Interfaith Luncheon fosters dialogue


On Thursday, February 18, the Fifth Annual Washington County Mayor’s Interfaith Luncheon, “Expanding the Dream” took place at Portland Community College’s Rock Creek campus. The Inter-religious Action Network (IAN) sponsored this gathering of minds. About 150 people attended, representing at least a dozen faith communities and several civic and political organizations.

Post-Parliament of the World’s Religions Interfaith Event


The Parliament of the World’s Religions convened in Melbourne, Australia last December. To capture the spirit and energy generated by this event and to foster interreligious cooperation, local organizers are sponsoring a Post-Parliament event for the Portland/Vancouver area on February 21, 2010.

“The Dream of Peace Lives On”


By Julie Rubenstein On January 17, 2010 nearly 250 people attended the Annual Washington County Martin Luther King Jr Celebration sponsored by the Inter-Religious Action Network of Washington County, the Human Rights Council of Washington County, the Human Rights Advisory Commission of the City of Beaverton, and Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus. The celebration [...]

Interfaith Thanksgiving brings together people of all backgrounds


The theme of this year’s Interfaith Thanksgiving program was “A thankful heart has a continual feast.” Sponsored by the Inter-Religious Action Network of Washington County (IAN), the program took place at the Latter Day Saints Stake Center (also called the Mormon Church) on Jackson School Road in Hillsboro, on the evening of November 22, 2009.

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