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ION is

a lay interfaith network

that strengthens
 
communication
 among

 participating religious
 
congregations for

education and

collaboration.

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UN and Vatican team up
for climate change agenda

AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano/Pool photo via AP

        Pope Francis shakes hands with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon during their meeting at the Vatican on April 28, 2015. 

       The U.N. chief praised Pope Francis for framing climate change as an urgent moral imperative, saying his upcoming encyclical, combined with a new round of U.M. climate talks in Paris, provide an "unprecedented opportunity" to create a more sustainable future for the planet.


ION, founded in 2005,


now has 16 participating faith communities:  


Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Unitarian


Hampshire Mosque, Amherst 

Naz Mohamed - ION Convener


South Congregational Church, Amherst 

Lee Bridegam


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
Frank Gatti

Newman Center, UMass
Christina DiMarco-Crook

Turkish Cultural Center - Western Massachusetts
 
UMass Rumi Club, Amherst
Havva Ozturk

Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst
Mary Beth Seminario


Wesley United Methodist Church, Hadley
Doris Newton


MEMBERS-AT-LARGE:

Barbara Jenkins, Assistant Convener
Bonny Vaught, Webmaster
Joan Lindeman, Founder
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Check this ION calendar for

Jewish-Christian-Muslim-Unitarian festivals and events

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