Remarks by the Rev. Keith Jones at our Day for All People Prayer Vigil at the General Assembly Building

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“Advocacy-daring to be the voice for the voiceless. Advocacy-entering into the cause of grief and suffering of others. Advocacy-crying for those who have cried so long that their tears have run dry. Advocacy-never content to eat at Pharaoh s table when God has called us to tell Pharoah “let my people go!” Advocacy-loving, not just in word but in deed …

Photos from the 2017 Day For All People

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Scout from the ADAMS Center leads the Pledge to Allegiance. More than 250 attended the Day for All People at Centenary United Methodist Church.   Attendees line up at the General Assembly to go through security. Nancy Craft delivers VICPP position papers to Dustin Rinehart, legislative aide to Del. Barry Knight. Pastor Harry Griffith from Virginia Beach talks with Rep. …

Parking for Wednesday’s Day for All People

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Parking near the State Capitol area when the General Assembly is in session is always a challenge.  We hope this won’t deter you from your attendance at the annual Day For All People. (Register here: https://virginiainterfaithcenter.ourpowerbase.net/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=3&noFullMsg=true ) There are surface lots near the church at Grace between 6th and 7th, and at 4th and Franklin St. There are also parking decks …

Northam, Herring to join us Wednesday for Day for All People

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Our annual Day for All People will be held Wednesday, Jan. 25, where you can join people from around the Commonwealth for a day of advocacy at the General Assembly. As a special “cherry on top” bonus, we will hear from two of the top officials in Virginia state government: Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring. Northam, who is also an …

Interfaith Center participates in Attorney General’s announcement of new legislative push against hate crimes

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Interfaith Center participates in Attorney General’s announcement of new legislation against hate crimes RICHMOND – Representatives from the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy lent support today during Attorney General Mark Herring’s announcement of a new legislative push to protect racial, ethnic and religious minorities in Virginia from hate crimes, and to establish a more inclusive definition of “hate crime.” …

Sign the pledge: No Hate in Virginia!

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In response to an increase in hate crimes in Virginia and around the country, Attorney General Mark Herring is today announcing new legislative proposals and community resources to help protect Virginians from being targeted for violence, harassment, or intimidation because of who they are, what they believe, how they worship, or whom they love. In 2015, there were 155 hate …

Center’s Wage Theft Task Force meets with Secretary Todd Haymore, other state officials

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  Members from the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy’s Wage Theft Task Force met last week with Secretary of Commerce and Trade Todd Haymore, Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Trade Hayes Framme, Workforce Development advisor Elizabeth Creamer and Commissioners Ellen Marie Hess of the Virginia Employment Commission and Ray Davenport of the Department of Labor and Industry. This Jan. 6 meeting …