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2017 Interfaith Welcoming Passover Seder

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2017 Interfaith Welcoming  Passover Seder

The Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington are collaborating to encourage families, congregations and communities to hold Interfaith Welcoming Passover Seders this Passover season. The Interfaith Welcoming Passover Seder will: • Build relationships between Christians, Jews, Muslims and immigrants in our midst; • Affirm that Virginia…

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Unitarian Universalist Sanctuary Toolkit

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Unitarian Universalist Sanctuary Toolkit

We are posting this 44-page Sanctuary Toolkit, a pdf file which you can download, which was developed for Unitarian Universalist congregations considering offering physical sanctuary. Here is the link: UU-Sanctuary-Toolkit-2017   Angela Navarro, an undocumented Honduran-born immigrant with a deportation order, embraces her husband and son after moving into West Kensington Ministry Church with her…

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Here is a sample Prayer Service you can use on Thursday!

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This week is critical for preserving healthcare for low-income children, seniors and working adults. The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on a “repeal and replace” healthcare bill on Thursday (March 23). If you are willing to bring a few people to a prayer vigil, VICPP can promote the vigil to people in the…

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Action needed on healthcare

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Dear Advocate, This coming week will be critical for preserving healthcare for low-income children, seniors and working adults. The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on a “repeal and replace” healthcare bill on Thursday, March 23. The Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy opposes the current proposal because it: Reduces support for low-income people…

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Our Welcoming All Coordinator Lana Heath de Martinez discusses Sanctuary policies

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In this episode of LOTG Radio, we’ll explore what it means for a community to provide refuge, sanctuary, safety, once they say “Welcome” to those in need. Topics include: Mayor Levar Stoney says Richmond is not a sanctuary, he wants people to feel safe; how local police and ICE, (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) cooperate despite…

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New faces to lead two Richmond seminaries

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Virginia Union University’s Board of Trustees has named Dr. Corey D. B. Walker as vice president and dean of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology. Dr. Walker will succeed senior vice president and dean Dr. John Kinney, effective July 1, 2017. Dr. Kinney is stepping down as dean after 27 years of service and…

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Ta’anit Ester

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Today marks the Fast of Esther on the Jewish Calendar. On this day, Jews everywhere commemorate the heroic actions of Esther and the fast she and her community took upon themselves in preparation to stand up for what was right, for rights, and to challenge those powers that would seek to trample them (Esther 4:16-17). …

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10 Resources on the Republican-led plan to replace the ACA

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Virginians in Every Congressional District Are At Risk From Affordable Care Act Repeal Summary of the “American Healthcare Act” The American Health Care Act: the Republicans’ bill to replace Obamacare, explained What the American Health Care Act Means for States Examining The House Republican ACA Repeal And Replace Legislation Tax Credits under the Affordable Care…

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Lakeside Wednesdays In Lent

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Lakeside Wednesdays In Lent, 2017 (Presbyterian/Lutheran/Anglican/Roman Catholic/United Methodist) Theme:  “Our Need for Reconciliation”  Four Christian faith traditions are inviting the community to gather together to observe Lent, the season of Jesus’ journey to the cross, and to follow him on that path for the sake of the world. Five congregations in the Lakeside area of Richmond are sponsoring…

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Repeal of the ACA would also affect Medicare

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Repeal of the ACA would also affect Medicare

March 3, 2017 – For Immediate Release By Bill Kallio Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy Healthcare Consultant Whether you receive your health insurance from your employer, the private marketplace or a government program, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) affects us all. Repealing the ACA outright would have an immediate effect on all Medicare beneficiaries. Dismantling…

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