1. THE TORCH: News & Updates September 30 | 2022
It is possible that your editor promised fewer missives, but there's some much to share,
so here goes! See below for updates from our partners at:
Neighbor to Neighbor
Religions for Peace USA
... and the first entry in the Burning Bush series for 2022 (at the bottom so you have to
read your way there!)
We also thank those who participated in important partner events, including the CROP
Walk and the St. Margaret's House Storytelling event this past week; both were great
Happy Friday, Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom and G'mar chatima tova, and have a
Indiana 2022 General Election
The last day to register to vote, in order to cast a ballot this November 8, is October 11, 2022.
Check your registration OR REGISTER online here:
Neighbor to Neighbor Film Event:
Weds Oct 5/6:30 p.m. at St. Mary's College
Neighbor to Neighbor, close partner to URC and many in the local field of
refugee resettlement and immigrant welcome, will host a screening of Utica:
The Last Refuge, on Weds Oct 5 at St. Mary's. Join this event (no charge) and
stay for the discussion afterwards; click below for info and to RSVP.
Utica: The Last Refuge
Screening of the film festival documentary Utica: The Last Refuge that tells the story
of Utica, NY, and the refugees that are helping save their city. Stay for a Q&A after
with Neighbor to Neighbor.
Globally, conflict and violence are on the rise according to the United Nations, which
has warned that peace is more under threat around the world than it has been since
World War II.
Afghan Adjustment Act: RECAP
URC's observance of the UN Day of
Peace included info on the Afghan
Adjustment Act; to view/hear the info
(it's about 25 minutes long), click on the
link below; the info is located here.
OPEN WORLD VISIT FROM
ROMANIA: Nov 11-19, 2023
Last week noted that URC will host a
group from Romania for a 2022
Open World Leadership Center
visit. Details are still forthcoming but:
The group of six delegates will focus on fundraising and the
Ukrainian War crisis response;
URC is looking for 3-4 'host households' to provide a private
bedroom(s) for 1-2 delegates each, roughly Nov 11-19;
There will be visits with local philanthropists and fundraisers
through the week.
URC has hosted three prior delegations: 2018 (Georgia); 2019
(Ukraine) and 2020 (Azerbaijan); each visit was a great success!
All delegates are required to be fully vaccinated and follow COVID
To find out more, please contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Two Events from Religions for Peace USA
October 13: Sikh Wisdom
October 27: Christian Nationalism
RFPUSA will offer
two October Events
Thursday, October 13
1-2 p.m. ET
The Light We Give:
How Sikh Wisdom
Can Transform Your
Thursday, October 27
2-3 p.m. ET
and Ongoing Threat
to Democracy in US
CONVERGING WISDOM CONFERENCE
NOTRE DAME; Oct 2-4
The graphic below is a little hard to read in detail, but a link is here:
CONVERGING WISDOM CONFERENCE INFO
URC BURNING BUSH: FIRST LOOK
Every year, the burning bush plants and the
beautiful maple tree that stand on our buildings
south side provide an extraordinary display of the
coming of Fall (and that which follows...). Here's
this morning's intentionally "hard-to-tell where the
colors change is" version, but your editor notes
that upper leaves are beginning the inevitable
change. Stay tuned for exciting* developments.
And may your October get off to a good start.
* work with me here...
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