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STATEMENT FROM DCIC, 5/23/2022:

As our hearts break and heads shake from the recent acts of hate in Buffalo and Laguna Woods, each a planned, orchestrated and deliberate public demonstration of blatant racial violence, we stand unified in our condemnation and resolved in our shared love for our African-American and Asian-American brothers and sisters.

DCIC turns 50 this year and a deep examination of our founding documents continues to reveal profound passages.  Consider this, a decades-old narration recently discovered in our archives:

"When the 6:00 o'clock news comes on your radio or TV, you seldom hear much about people who are committed to love, justice and wholeness, in a world seemingly filled with violence, terrorism, hatred and divisions.  It is important to take notice, once in a while, of the significant efforts, achievements and commitment of groups of people in our country which are dedicated to unity, non-violence, justice and love in such a divided world.  There is such a group, right here in Dutchess County."

In the past week we witnessed faithful, spiritual and civil members of our society gunned down in public, several deeply engaged in their faith communities, others literally in a house of worship.  We have learned the moving details of their lives and those of their loved ones, people who spent years in service to their country and communities, others seeking a fresh beginning on their American journey.  It continues to be argued whether this stem of violence is an outlier to who we are or, more disturbingly, represents what we are readily becoming.  Complacency has no place in such times.  If such mobilized hate becomes standard and routine, it is an abyss we may not escape, and that would be a stain on our collective conscience.  Thus, as unified practitioners of peace, let us proclaim today, in every house of worship across each faith tradition, we call for a stop here and now, to every source of systemic and demonstrated hate.  

The interfaith voice shall be bellowed now as it was decades ago.  

"One of the concerns of the Council is that human equality, dignity and justice be accorded all members of the human family."

Wise words then ... and so necessary to amplify now.


 🔊 CLICK HERE to listen to our Executive Director John McKenna and Executive Committee Board Member Muriel Horowitz representing DCIC on iHeart Radio's podcast with Peter and The Poet Gold (1/19/22), discussing "deep common roots of art & spirituality".

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St. Martin de Porres Ecumenical Committee and the Dutchess County Interfaith Council came together to hold
Light One Candle: A Peace Vigil 
June 9, 2022

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Recording from our
ANNUAL MEMBER MEETING

held on Tuesday, March 22, 2022

To listen to our keynote speaker:
Sam Speers
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CLICK HERE TO VIEW  THE WHOLE RECORDING OF THE MEETING.

 AMM program PDF 

DCIC welcomes our new board members:

Ani Lhadrun, Palpung Thubten Choling Buddhist Monastery, Wappingers Falls

Katherine Crum, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Amenia

Magdy Mishraky, Mariapolis Luminosa of the Focolare, Hyde Park

Andrew Powers, Archdiocese of New York Campus Minister, University Apostolate

Sherre Wesley, Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Wappingers Falls



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CLICK HERE to view the poster "Get the Facts About Covid-19 Vacccinations" in Spanish.



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Interfaith Council, Inc.

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