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Marin Interfaith Council Blog

The Marin Interfaith Council Blog
  • July 14, 2015 Last fall, Marin’s 12 jurisdictions faced a monumental political challenge: to build, before May, the framework for a more vibrant and inclusive Marin. Click on this link to read the piece in today's Marin Voice. http://www.marinij.com/opinion/20150713/marin-voice-marin-supports-more-affordable-housing Read More
  • We've all been there -- having a big event, and there's lots of leftover food. How heartbreaking to have to waste it, while so many struggle with hunger in our community! But there's a new solution to that problem in Marin -- led by the nonprofit, all-volunteer organization ExtraFood.org -- and Marin congregations are at the forefront. Read More
  • The Marin Interfaith Council (MIC) believes it is very important to be informed and educated about justice issues, whether they are local, statewide or national. With the Affordable Health Care Act (ACA), we have a justice issue that is all 3: national, statewide and local. Religious and nonprofit leaders are key point persons to assist community members to navigate this new law. As community leaders it is invaluable for our constituents that we are knowledgeable about resources and encouraging people to ask the questions and gain the information they need. Read More
  • September 6, 2013 RE: Support for 2012 Draft Marin County Housing Element Dear Members of the Marin County Board of Supervisors: The Marin Interfaith Council, founded in 1982, celebrates faith traditions, advocates justice and builds community. MIC has long led the County in addressing the needs of our homeless and under-housed families and individuals as central to the calling of our faith traditions. We promote and work towards creating vibrant communities of love and justice where diverse peoples live together, care for each other and celebrate together. Read More
  • On July 23, 2013, the Novato City Council approved the OMA Village Project to move forward with its site and design plans. Tuesday night, many citizens of Novato came to support the OMA Village Project including members of local neighborhood associations, Stand Up for Neighborly Novato, the Marin Organizing Committee and the Marin Interfaith Council. The importance of providing permanent supportive housing for working families in Novato was raised over and over. Read More
  • 67 people attended Immigration, Tradition, Celebration to learn about immigration reform and the greater context of how we create and treat groups of "others." The evening suggested a new context - Celebration. We highlighted the gifts that different cultures and ideas bring to our community through presentations by member congregations and organizations, delicious foods representing members of MIC and cultural music. Below is a summary of the presentations. Grisel Ruiz from the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) Read More
  • In June, the Supreme Court is scheduled to issue a judgment on Proposition 8, the California case that has resulted in significant discussion, discord and division among California citizens, including among faith communities. Read More
  • The Marin Interfaith Council (MIC) believes it is very important to be informed and educated about what, where and when affordable housing is built - an issue that directly impacts the future of our county. Such education and information is an essential part of MIC's mission. On May 29th, almost 50 religious and nonprofit leaders' gathered to hear an overview of what is happening in the county regarding affordable housing from four engaging presenters: Read More
  • Over 25 years ago, when I became Marin County's first Interfaith Jail Chaplain, several members of the new Marin Interfaith Council stood with me to lead the way forward in the practice of a cutting-edge approach to service (the unofficial motto was "representing the compassion of the faith community"). Some even dared to get locked-in with me. Read More
  • Mormonism may be one of the most misunderstood and most misrepresented faith traditions in America. Read More