Interfaith Opportunities



                                    Neighbors by Kate Forman

ION is

a lay interfaith network

that strengthens

 participating religious
congregations for

education and


Torah, Pope Francis, & Crisis
Inspire 300+ Rabbis to Call for Climate Action

PHILADELPHIA - More than 300 rabbis - inspired by the climate crisis, the Torah's call for a Sabbatical Year of releasing the Earth from overwork, and the impending Papal Encyclical on the climate crisis - have joined their voices in the Rabbinic Letter on the Climate Crisis - a call to action to prevent further climate-fuelled disasters, and work  toward eco-social justice.

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
Co-Representative Hazel Cardozo
Co-Representative Judith Ortiz

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


Barbara Jenkins, Assistant Convener
Bonny Vaught, Webmaster
Joan Lindeman, Founder

Check this ION calendar for

Jewish-Christian-Muslim-Unitarian festivals and events