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Mission Statement (2018): The Interfaith Opportunities Network is a lay-led interfaith network based in Hampshire County seeking to strengthen bonds of mutual respect and understanding. We desire to learn from others’ faith traditions, rejoice in the many things we have in common, and appreciate our differences. We respond as inspired by our shared concern for peace, justice and the earth.



ION, founded in 2005, now has

16 participating faith communities & campus ministries  

(Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Unitarian, Quaker)


Catholic Community at Amherst College

Deacon Roger Currier & Fr. Warren Savage


First Congregational Church, Amherst

Katie Tolles - Co-Convener

Dorothy Cresswell - ION Webmaster 


Jacqueline Wallace

Eve Webster

Hampshire Mosque, Hadley

Naz Mohamed


South Congregational Church, Amherst 

Lee Bridegam 


North Hadley Congregational Church

Pastor Gordon


Hope Community Church, Amherst

Scottie Faerber


                       Immanuel Lutheran Church, Amherst
Melba Larson
Cheryl Smith


Elizaveta Lovaya

Deacon Thomas Lynch

New England Peace Pagoda
Sister Clare Carter

Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst
Mary Beth Seminario


Wesley United Methodist Church, Hadley
Doris Newton

MEMBERS-AT-LARGE:
Barbara Jenkins
Joan Lindeman, Founder
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http://www.facebook.com/Interfaith4amherst/
Hindu saying:

The grace of God is coming down upon us all the time,

like a gentle rain,

but we forget to cup our hands.

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