Thursday April 6th Immigrants in our Community: What do we do, where do we go from here?

Immigrants in our Community:

What do we do, where do we go from here?

Thursday April 6, 2017 – 5:30 PM

The Center for Empowerment and Justice, 215 N. Washington

The forum will offer attendees a chance to hear from and to ask questions of experts in immigration law and policy, the immigrant experience and to learn how to get more involved with local immigrant rights opportunities. Sponsored by the Southern Illinois Immigrant Rights Project

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Tuesday April 4th Upstanders Are Among Us – Are You One?

Ralph Anderson Dialogues & Carbondale Interfaith Council Presents


Join us to find yourself

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Lazar Law Center at SIU

6:30 PM Program begins in the Auditorium

8:00 PM Light refreshments served in the Formal Lounge of the Law Center

The program format will include:

An interfaith dialogue with the audience interacting with four guest speakers representing groups that have been oppressed: Jews, Muslims, African Americans and Transgender/Gay.

We will show a video (1/2 hour) from FACING HISTORY AND OURSELVES of the film Weapons of the Spirit. This is a documentary of a small French town of 5000 peasants that saved 5000 Jews escaping the Holocaust.

We hope to attract SIU students and community members from Carbondale’s religious groups.

Carbondale Grace United Methodist Church Community Bell Choir

Carbondale Grace United Methodist Church is hosting a community bell choir that will perform 2-3 times per year.  The music will be a mix of traditional and contemporary secular and religious music, much like most singing choirs.  We welcome everyone 5th grade through adult.  No experience with handbells is necessary.  Rehearsals will be Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m. at Carbondale Grace (220 N. Tower Rd.), beginning January 25, 2017.  For more information, you may contact the church office at (618) 457-8785, or the director, Jaci Arthur, at

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity January 22nd

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity on Sunday, January 22nd at 4 pm, at Epiphany Lutheran Church on Chautauqua in Carbondale.  The year 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the  Reformation, so this will be a significant commemorative event.  Clergy are asked to vest and to meet at the church at 3:45pm at the very latest so you can be assigned a part of the service to read.