Interfaith Opportunities



                                    Neighbors by Kate Forman

ION is

a lay interfaith network

that strengthens

 participating religious
congregations for

education and


December 25
Brian Kershisnik's Nativity was exhibited
at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts in 2008

          Measuring more than 7 feet high and 17 feet wide, the large-scale work depicts an intimate religious scene.  A host of sparkling angels crowd the sweeping canvas, displaying a range of emotions as they gather around Mary, Joseph, and the newly born baby Jesus. 
            Several of the angels cast their gazes toward the viewer, inviting the spectator to witness the holy moment among them.
More . . .

ION has 15 participating groups: 

Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Unitarian representatives

Hampshire Mosque, Amherst 

Naz Mohamed - ION Co-Convener

South Congregational Church, Amherst 

Lee Bridegam - ION Co-Convener

First Congregational Church, Amherst

Bob Stover

                    First Congregational Church, Hadley                        
 Urshula Wood  

Goodwin Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, Amherst
Judy Brooks

Grace Episcopal Church, Amherst 
Zina Tillona

Hope Community Church, Amherst
Scottie Faerber

Melba Larson

Jewish Community of Amherst
Frieda Howards

Marian Center, Holyoke
Miriam Najimy, DHM

Mount Toby Friends Meeting, Leverett
Nan Davies

Turkish Cultural Center - Western Massachusetts
UMass Rumi Club, Amherst
Akin Karadas

Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst
Mary Beth Seminario

Wesley United Methodist Church, Hadley
Doris Newton

Joan Lindeman, Founder
Barbara Jenkins, Publicist
Bonny Vaught, Webmaster


Check this ION calendar for

Jewish-Christian-Muslim-Unitarian festivals and events