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
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
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.
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!