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Tuesday, 09 October 2012 14:32

QCI Fire of Faith Leadership Meeting Oct. 25th

Join lay and clergy leaders on October 25th, 2012 at 6:30 pm at Sacret Heart Catheral Parish Center (422 E 10th Street, Davenport, IA) for our 2012 Fire of Faith Meeting.The theme this year is Fire of Faith- rekindling our congregations, rekindling our economy, rekindling our democracy. Local congregations will be gathering to discuss local issues, to plan and develop strategies on ways to work together to rejuvenate our congregations. This Fire of Faith campaign is a kick off of our strategic vision and plan for the next three years- a fresh way to look at faith-based community organizing. Congregations have always been the backbone of Gamaliel and QCI. We recognize the congregation, the central place of faith in all religions. We will use the skills of community organizing to build our congregations in membership, in public presence and in financial strength. When our congregations are strong, QCI is strong and our work for Justice is strong. We invite your congregations to find out more about this campaign and join us for this exciting campaign. Materials and more information will be available this week on our website.

Reserve your place at this year's  QCI Fundraising Breakfast- "Honoring Our Founders, Embracing Our Future"


Join Quad Cities Interfaith on Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 for QC Interfaith's Annual Fund-raising Breakfast at the St. Ambrose Rogalski Center from 7:30-8:30am. This year's theme is honoring QCI's founders. We encourage indificuals, corganizations and congregations to take an ad in our Ad Book. If you would like to place an ad with us, Pricing is as follows: Breakfast sponsor (Includes 2 tickets) $500.00, Full page (Includes 2 tickets) $350.00, Half page (Includes 2 tickets) $200.00, and Business Card (Includes 1 ticket) $100.00. To place your Ad, please call Beth at QCI 563-322-4910.  Plan on being there to celebrate another year and to raise money to build a strong 2013!


What's New at QCI



September Clergy Prayer Vigil Built Community,
Raised Awareness for Jobs Equity

Local faith leaders led a prayer vigil for local jobs, equitable access to jobs and social inclusion for the proposed QC Passenger Rail Project on Sunday September 23rd . The vigil brought together leaders and clergy from the Christian , Muslim and Jewish and Unitarian Faith community -- Lay leaders, clergy, community leaders,  elected officials and candidates joined in prayer to lift up the economnc equity issue and use the rail project as an opportunies to change "business as usual." As Reverened Dave Geenen stated,  "We believe that how the QC Passenger Rail  Project is crafted and administered should reflect our moral concern that all in our community should benefit from this project—especially those living in poverty and are often at a disadvantage to gain access to this great economic development opportunity." Thanks to all who made this happen.



QCI Issue Updates



Transportation and Jobs Equity

As part of  Gamaliel of Illinois, the task force is working to secure a State wide Project Labor Agreement (PLA) from the contractors,unions and Department of Transportation that will include requirements for diversity in the work force on all transportation projects in Illinois. The Task Force is also looking to build a local monitoring committee in early 2013, that will hold accountable IL DOT on the Community Benefits Agreement principles it agreed to. Our next meeting is Wednesday, October 17th at 10:00am at Church of Peace-12th and 12th in Rock Island. Join us! For information, please contact Reverend David Geenen, Task Force Chairman at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Immigration

The task force will be meeting at 5:30pm on Tuesday, October 30th at the Village Inn on Harrison Street in Davenport.

QCI is in the process of developing a round table on education and is looking for cleregy and community leaders to join together. If  you are interested please email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



Community Events

Continuing Series -Race Matters at St. Ambrose
October 18th-Figge Art Museum, Reception 6pm & Lecture 7pm
October 25th-Rogalski Center, workshops 9:25 & 10:50 am. Film and Discussion 1:30-2:45 pm. Workshop 7 pm
November 9th, 7:30 pm Concert  
For more info and Race Mattters updates visit: www.sau.edu

Rock Island County NAACP will hold the annual mutlicultural Harvest Fest from 11 am to 4 pm on October 13th at Hereford Park, 4th Avenue & 13th Street, East Moline. There will be Celtic sports, community choir, and ethnic, dance, crafts, and food. Call 309-236-2581 or 309-788-6573 for details.


Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, November 13th - 6:30pm 
QCI Leadership Assembly 
St Mary's Church , 516 Fillmore, Davenport 


Welcome to Quad Cities Interfaith Newsletter


Hi, we are hoping you are enjoying our newsletter. Please take some time and check out our new website. It's the same web address, but a whole new look. We'd  love to hear any feedback from you about our newsletter and our website at www.qcinterfaith.org. QCI welcomes information about faith-based activities to post to our newsletter. We reserve the right to edit for space and content.  If you like this, please forward to your friends. Have a Blessed Day!

 
Oct 25th. 2012: " Religious Morality and Brain Chemistry" by Charles Fisher. I.S.E. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Monday, 08 October 2012 15:26

Oct 25th. 2012
Religious Morality and Brain Chemistry
By Charles Fisher

The punishment in Islam for the DSM-4 diagnosis of kleptomania is the removal of a hand. Recent research indicates that medications which suppress endorphins are effective in curbing the compulsions of a kleptomaniac. Bearing in mind the costs to society of each way of addressing this condition, is it time to rethink religious morals and their impact on culture? Come join a discussion of comparative religious morality as it is addressed by a modern psychological understanding of compulsive behavior.

Reference quote from The Koran:

" The Table 5:35
As to the thief, Male or female, cut off his or her hands: a punishment by way of example, from Allah, for their crime: and Allah is Exalted in power."

About the presenter:

Charles Fisher has his engineering degree from the University of Iowa and is a published author with books written in the techincal field of computer science. Charles is with Info Systesm at Alcoa and is a resident of Rock Island.

Independent Scholars Evenings. 7.00 p.m.

1530 Fifth Avenue. Moline. Illinois
309-762-9202
Doors open at 6.30 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
Dress code: business casual.
Elevators are located through the 16th. Street entrance.

The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, LTD is a 501(c)3 at State and Federal level organization under US laws since 1996.

Please visit www.qcinstitute.org to see our archives.

 
" The New Leaders: Artists, Nature and the Government" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Monday, 08 October 2012 15:20

Oct. 11th. 2012

Independent Scholars Evenings:

" The New Leaders: Artists, Nature and the Government"

By Glorie Iaccarino

Ms. Iaccarino will be be defining what Eco Arts entails, the purpose and benefits of this creative approach, various types of Eco Art terminology, and the impact it has on the environment and our communities. The role of Eco Arts and it's impact in advocacy  along with approaches in education will be discussed along with the idea that community building, sustainability and tourism can all benefit from the presence of Eco Art.

About the presenter :

Glorie Iaccarino is a Quad Cities area artist and educator who has spent over twenty years advocating, creating, and promoting art as way to educate, enlighten and entertain the community. She currently works as a facilitator with the Eco Arts Council of the Quad Cities and formerly was the Director of The Quad City Girl Power! Club. She has provided programs and events such as “Celebration of Woman”, “The Mobile Art Clinic”, and served as a contributing editor with an Eco page with Families First Magazine and as co-host educator with the “Art with Mr. I” art lesson series on WQPT. From public school classrooms, local libraries and area non-profit youth serving organizations, Ms. Iaccarino shares her love, passion, and respect for art as a way of living promoting the philosophy that there is “Art from Life and Life from Art”.

Independent Scholars Evenings.7.00 p.m.

1530 Fifth Avenue. Moline. Illinois

309-762-9202

Doors open at 6.30 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Dress code: business casual.

Elevators are located through the 16th. Street entrance.

The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, LTD is a 501(c)3 at State and Federal level organization under US laws since 1996.

Please visit www.qcinstitute.org to see our archives.

 
Christmas stories at the GAHC! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kelly Lao   
Monday, 08 October 2012 14:41
Davenport, IA- The German American Heritage Center will be hosting Rochelle Pennington as she presents two Christmas themed programs on Saturday, October 27th at 10am and one at 2pm.

Rochelle will start off our two month long holiday celebration at 10am with her talk on the Christmas Truce of WWI. The Christmas Truce was a series of widespread unofficial ceasefires that took place along the Western Front around Christmas 1914, during World War I. Parties of German and British soldiers began to exchange seasonal greetings and sing Silent Night between their trenches. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, many soldiers from both sides ventured into a “no man's land,” where they mingled, exchanging food and souvenirs.

At 2pm Rochelle will return to tell the heartwarming tale of the Christmas Schooner, the famous ship that brought Christmas trees to German immigrant families in Chicago. This year is the 100th anniversary of its last voyage before its mysterious wreck.

Rochelle Pennington is an award winning author; her presentations will be $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 for children and free for members per session. GAHC is located at the foot of the Centennial Bridge at 712 W 2nd St. Davenport, IA. Call 563-322-8844 for more information or visit www.gahc.org.

 
Events in October for the LeClaire Community Library PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Chris Cournoyer   
Monday, 08 October 2012 09:18
Public is invited to Friends of the LeClaire Community Library Events in LeClaire, Iowa
The Friends of the LeClaire Community Library will have its Semi-Annual Book Sale Friday, October 12th from 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. and Saturday, October 13th 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. with a $1 “Grab Bag” beginning at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday. We will offer hardcover and paperback books, music CDs and books on CD, DVDs, video games, and jigsaw puzzles.  If you would like to donate materials to our on-going book sale, please see our Donation Policy on our website www.leclairelibrary.org.
On Monday, October 22nd from 6:00-7:00 P.M., the Friends of the LeClaire Community Library will host a free program featuring Blues Guitarist & Historian Scott Ainslie, a master of traditional blues guitar styles, drawing on the styles of Blues legends Robert Johnson & Muddy Walters. Scott is a noted performer and scholar with more than a decade of experience teaching elements of African and African-American music to students of all ages, both in the classroom and from the stage. Presented by the Mississippi Valley Blues Society. Refreshments will be served and the Friends of the Library will be holding a membership drive. For more information visit www.leclairelibrary.org

 
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