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Middle Schooler to read Essay at Jewish event PDF Print E-mail
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Written by M. McNeil   
Monday, 08 April 2013 10:12
(Davenport, IA)  Rachael Cupp, an Edison Junior High school student and a participant in the Lights On program there, wrote an essay as part of  the “Children and the Holocaust” essay contest sponsored by the Holocaust Education Committee of the Greater Quad Cities Area.  (

The essay was to be about a child/youth who was caught in or witnessed the events of the WWII Holocaust.  And, by telling the story, the writer was to also share how this made the Holocaust more meaningful to him/her.  Rachael writes about Syvia Perlmutter whose family was forced to live in the Lodz Ghetto in Poland.  Syvia was 4 years old when the war began and 10 when it ended. In her essay, Rachael shared what a typical day was like for Syvia and the “ongoing nightmare” of finding “safer” places and hiding from the Nazis.  According to Rachael, learning about Syvia has helped her to realize how “fortunate I am” and to complain less about the mundane things of daily life.

Rachel, an eighth grader, will have the honor or reading her essay at the YomHasoah Holocaust Remembrance event being held at Temple Emmanuel in Davenport Sunday evening, April 7th (1115 Mississippi Avenue, Davenport) at 7:00 pm.    This special event each year highlights the importance of remembering the Holocaust so such horrors will not occur again.


Spring Cleaning: Liver Detox PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Scott Stewart   
Friday, 05 April 2013 12:22

April 9th, from 6pm – 7:30pm Scott Stewart, LAc, and Dr. Davis will be discussing the role of the liver as the epicenter of many conditions associated with our Western lifestyle.  This installment of the Lifestyle Transformation Series will take place at Moline Chiropractic Clinic, 4300 12th Ave. Moline.

Often the manifestation of diseased states arise from the high levels of toxicity retained by our body’s tissues.  This causes people to suffer from fatigue, anxiety, IBS, Crohn’s, arthritis, hypertension, allergies, menstrual irregularities, etc.  Most of these diseases can be prevented through liver therapy and detoxification.

Dr. Davis and Scott Stewart, LAc. will be spending a good portion of the dialogue on the health benefits of liver detoxification, and how important liver health is in disease prevention.

Seating is limited so please sign - up today! You can reserve a seat by calling (309) 764.47.53 or send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Quad Cities Interfaith News April 2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QC Interfaith   
Thursday, 04 April 2013 07:49

Illinois Secretary of Transportation Ann Schneider 

to join Quad Cities Interfaith

for a Jobs & Transportation

Stakeholders Meeting 

Monday, April 29th, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at
Broadway Presbyterian Church - 710 23rd St. Rock Island, IL.

The Stakeholder's meeting will bring together elected officials, clergy, lay leaders, and concerned community members to hear from Secretary Schneider on the progress of the rail project, to share our work on the "100 Ready Workers" Job Preparedness Campaign, and to find ways that this community and Illinois DOT can work together to create jobs and ensure greater workforce diversity in our region. Lets keep the momentum going!

The One to One Training - Building Relationships to

Strengthen Congregations & Our Community

Saturday, April 20

This One to One training is from 8:30 am until 2:30 pm at Broadway Presbyterian Church, 710 23rd St. Rock Island, IL. Sam Finkelstein of the Gamaliel Foundation will walk us through the most important tool we have in building relationships and our communities: the One to One.

The One to One visit is an intentional, face to face conversation for the purpose of building a relationship, gathering information and understanding what really matters to that person.

This training is to help develop relationships within our organization, our congregations and our community . Bring a team of leaders to learn this essential tools and ways we can put this to use in building key relationships to achieve our goals. This training is free, but registration is required. Call 563.322.4910 to register or for more information. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Rekindling Our Congregations (ROC)

The Fire of Faith Campaign - A Movement to Rekindle Our Congregations!

Quad Cities Interfaith is leading a Fire of Faith campaign for 2013  to support building strong congregations by developing a local Fire of Faith Cohort of 7 congregations that walk together on a year long journey of congregational development and strengthening . Our Cohort includes All Saints Lutheran Church, St. John Vianney, Bettendorf, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Bettendorf, St. Mary's Davenport and the Social Action Office of the Diocese of Davenport and Saint Paul the Apostle, Davenport. 

Through this Cohort QCI is helping lay leaders and clergy assess and identify the needs of their congregation and work to develop leaders to meet their congregation's goals. The ROC Cohort is meeting monthly, will send members to attend the Gamaliel National Clergy Caucus training in April, and preparing teams of leaders to to conduct a Listening Campaign within their congregations this spring and summer.  
Using the arts, attitudes and disciplines of the faith based community organizing, Fire of Faith will strengthen a congregation in ways that are measurable to that congregation. While often it is community issue work that draws and keeps a congregation engaged in QCI, this Fire of Faith process focuses in on what a congregation can do using our tools to build their congregation and make sure they are growing and building community. When congregations are strong , QCI is strong.

Become a Sustaining Donor and Help QCI Reach our Goal of 200 Donors Giving $20.00 a Month!

At last Fall's Fundraising Breakfast QCI kicked off our Sustaining Donor Campaign. QCI's goal is 200 sustaining donors contributing $20 a month.  For the cost of a few pricey lattes, each month you could be helping to support developing local leaders and creating change in our Quad Cities community. A contribution to QCI is an investment in people. Making a monthly sustaining donation is easy and convenient through VANCO services on our website. You are able to make a secure payment using your credit or debit card. Each month you will be charged the same amount and you decide to stop or change your contribution at any time. How easy is that?

Ready to Become a Sustaining Donor?

It’s Simple:

1.) Visit our website at
2.) On the top right hand side of the site, click on donate now
3.) You will be taken to a secured website provided by VANCO Services to the Online Donation Page which has our logo. Your contribution will be processed .
Thank you!

QCI Issue Updates

Transportation and Jobs Equity

100 Ready Workers Campaign. Along with continuing our goal of ensuring equitable access to work force hours for minorities, women, low income persons for the rail project through the Community Benefits Agreement, the task force is tackling the issue of job preparedness in our community. This spring the 100 Ready Workers Campaign will kick off  to address preparing more minority, women and low income persons for pre apprenticeship programs and transportation and other jobs in our community. 

The Transportation Task Force and Jobs Readiness Work Group will meet next Thursday, April 11 at 10 am in the community room ( our usual space) at Church of Peace- 1114 12th Street , Rock Island.

The Civil Right for Immigrants A National call In Day on Wednesday April 10th to contact your Congressional representative to move now on just and comprehensive immigration reform.  Immigration meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Harrison Street, Davenport Village Inn.

Community Events

Tuesday, April 9th, 10 a.m
Augustana College Symposium to Explore Social Justice

Dr. Avis Jones- DeWeever, executive director of The National Council of Negro Women, will present in Centennial Hall (3703 7th Ave. Rock Island, IL). The lecture is free and open to the public. The lecture is titled "Life at the Intersection: Black Women and the Politics of Power, Privilege and Persisting Inequality in the Age of Obama."   Quad Cities Interfaith will present about the jobs rail issue at 11: 15am. 

Sunday, April 14 th 4:30 pm - 7:00pm
St. Ambrose University Habitat for Humanity Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser 
Spaghetti Dinner will be held at SAU, 518 W. Locust St. Davenport, in the Rogalski Center Ball Room. SAU Habitat has been advocating, educating, fundraising, and building for Quad-City Habitat for the past 8 years. Each Habitat family works hand in hand with the volunteers to construct not just a house but a home full of hope and support. The proceeds from this fundraiser will go directly toward our financial home sponsorship. The spaghetti dinner starts at 4:30 pm and ends at 7:00 pm. If you have any interest in joining us for this wonderful and fun event contact Megan Van Hoorn at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 815-575-4875. Tickets are $6 for one or $10 or two tickets. 

Friday, April 26th 9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Third Annual Equal Justice Summit
9 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. at St. Ambrose University. 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, Iowa. 
Registration is required. The cost of this event is $35. Lunch will be provided.
The workshop will go over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Voluntary and Involuntary Conservatorships, Planning for Nursing Home Care and Related Issues, Medicaid eligibility for nursing homes, estate recovery and first-party special needs trust and veteran's benefits. 

Friday, May 10th 2013 12 noon
Cedar Rapids
Postville Immigration Raid- Five Years Later
Join us to commemorate the Fifth Anniversary of the Postville, Iowa, Immigration Raid in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in effort to:

  • Remember the 389 workers who were arrested on May 12, 2008, at Agriprocessor Inc. in Postville, Iowa.

  • To reconcile with those who contributed to the injustices surrounding the Postville Raid.

  • To call for Just, Compassionate, Comprehensive Immigration Reform

12 p.m. Remembrance Ritual
Gather in front of the Federal Court House 
111 7th Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA

12:30 p.m. Walk For Justice
Immaculate Conception Church 
857 3rd Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA

1:15 p.m. Interfaith Prayer
For reconciliation and call for reform

2013 Gamaliel National Training.........
Teaching ordinary citizens to unleash the power within themselves

National Clergy/Team Training April 24-26: St. Mary's, Mundelein, IL
Strategic Campaign Training June 10-14: Gallaudet University, Washington DC

July 14-20 National Leadership Training (7-Day): Mundelein, IL

Tuesday, April 9th 2013 at 6:30pm
QCI Leadership Assembly is at the QCI office building in April - 111 E. 3rd Street , Davenport - the Mezzanine level.

Bicycling in German presentation PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kelly Lao   
Thursday, 04 April 2013 07:45
Davenport, IA- Bicycle enthusiasts will be elated to hear of the trials, tribulations, and tremendous trails that St. Ambrose University professor Scot Heisdorffer details in his program My Saddle Soars: A Germanic Bicycle Tour! Hear Heisdorffer speak about his 3-week unsupported trek across southern Germany, Austria, & Switzerland at the German American Heritage Center on Sunday, April 14th at 2pm.

The German American Heritage Center is located at 712 W 2nd St. Davenport, Iowa. Admission is $5 Adults, $4 Seniors, $3 Children, and free for members. For more information, contact Kelly at 563-322-8844 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Robots & Wizards & Camps, Oh My! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Theatre Cedar Rapids   
Wednesday, 03 April 2013 09:54

TCR's Vision: To be the champion of the arts enriching our community.

Auditions This Sun/Mon for Our Town
Note: This unique production will be a "staged reading" with script in hand. Described by Edward Albee as "...the greatest American play ever written," the story follows the small town of Grover's Corners through three acts: Daily Life, Love and Marriage, and Death and Eternity. Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, audiences follow the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually-in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre-die. Our Town won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1938. Audition Dates: April 7 & 8, 2013  @7pm Performance Dates: June 6-16, 2013

Great Movies Coming Up!

Thur April 4 at 6:30pm:


Fri April 5 at 7:30pm:


All movies only $3

Tickets available online or at the door.

Learn what shows TCR will produce next season... Members are finding out THIS WEEK!
Donate today and we'll mail you the 2013/14 lineup with a subscription form to secure the best seats early! Click the image below to donate online.  Thank you for supporting TCR!

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