Interfaith Community of Lower Bucks County
Statement of Peace
The Interfaith Community of Lower Bucks County–a volunteer, nonprofit organization– stands in support of the greater Orlando community.
Although there are those opportunists who would misconstrue the recent shooting against the gay community as faith based violence, we stand together with our Muslim brothers and sisters who live in faith and service– decrying any and all acts of violence against humanity.
Rather than a time to be divided by fear and ignorance, we unite as a community and nation to support the richness of our diversity, the strength of our resilience, and increased resolve to promote a more harmonious world.
As the Interfaith Community of Lower Bucks, we celebrate the commonality of all religions, local and abroad, whose intersection is universal love, acceptance, and compassionate service. By endorsing and collaborating with like minded organizations, we work to make Bucks County a more beloved community.
Sharing Our Faith series includes: Jewish holidays, Ramadan meals, Day of Prayer for Native American Indian Youth, Yardley Peace Festival, Thanksgiving Interfaith Potluck, Holiday Prayers, and more. We host speakers, films, and gatherings—all in the spirit of peace.
As Christians, Muslims, Jews, Quakers, Native Americans, Sikhs, Eckankar, Buddhists, Humanists, and more — we speak many languages, have deep local roots, and are immigrants celebrating the collective freedom to worship.
We of many faiths—through special events and shared meals—unite in making Bucks County a safer and more vibrant place for all people to live, thrive, worship, and work. As partners in peace we gather, break bread, and share stories, in our journey toward peace.
Interfaith Community of Lower Bucks
Working to make Bucks County a more Beloved Community
Understanding Islam and Muslims through History and Jurisprudence
This course approaches Islam from a historical and scriptural perspective, covering the foundations of the religion and then building on the economic, political and cultural institutions that arose in Muslim societies. It covers the Golden Age of Muslim civilization and then discusses its decline. Contemporary issues faced by Muslims and Muslim societies will be covered. A final unit will be the involvement of the U.S. in the Muslim world and its ramifications.
The Schedule is below.
1. Religious Beliefs and Practices
2. Continued … Sources of Jurisprudence
3. Jesus in the Qur’an
4. Islamic Political and Economic System
5. Gender & Islam
6. The Golden Age
7. Post Golden Age: Decline and Reform Movements and US Involvement in the Muslim World
8. Post Golden Age: Decline and Reform Movements and US Involvement in the Muslim World
9. Islam and the Theology of Power
10. Contemporary Challenges in the Muslim World
The course is on 10 consecutive Saturday mornings beginning Saturday March 19, 2016 through Saturday May 21, 2016, starting promptly at10:00 AM for two hours each evening.
This is a 10-week course and each week builds on the ones before, and so please be prepared to attend each week.
The course will be held at Zubaida Foundation (855 Big Oak Road, Lower Makefield Township).
For questions or to register please contact Noor Phillips at 215-932-4766 (call or text) or via email: NoorPhillips@gmail.com
Please join us for the Second Annual Interfaith Talks. There are four interfaith talks this year. All are open to the public, you may come to any or all of them, as you wish, and as your schedule allows.We believe it is best that we learn about each other and from each other, so we do not fall victim to half-truths and misunderstandings.
After a brief talk from each of our three speakers of different religions, there will be time for questions and answers, comments, and dialogue.
Please come and join Rabbi Anna Boswell-Levy, Iftekhar Hussain, and Pastor Bob Coombe from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. The dates and topics are:
April 12, 2015 Your religions believes and Origins of Scripture
Zubaida Foundation and Mosque, 855 Big Oak Road, Lower Makefield Township, 19067
April 19, 2015 Messiah, Heaven, Hell, and the Afterlife, Define “Prophet” and “Messenger”
The Crossing (Crossing Community Church), 80 Lower Silver Lake Rd, Newtown, PA 18940
April 26, 2015 Life Events and their rituals: Birth, Marriage, Death, Burials, Roles of Husband and Wife
Pennswood Village, 1382 Newtown Langhorne Rd, Newtown, PA 18940
May 3, 2015 Living Our Faith and Q&A
Congregation Kol Emet, 1360 Oxford Valley Rd, Yardley, PA 19067
For more information, please contact Noor Phillips at 215-932-4766
This set of talks are sponsored by the Zubaida Foundation.
The Zubaida Foundation, established in 2005, is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to improve the spiritual, moral and social health of the community. It does this by arranging and holding congregational prayers, educational programs, social activities, interfaith dialogues and peace efforts of all faiths in conformity with the teachings of Islam.
ICLB Presents Fourth Annual
Thanksgiving Service And Potluck
November 23, 2014 from 5:00 – 7:30pm
At Grey Nuns Mother House
1750 Quarry Rd, Yardley, PA 19067 (GPS: use Morrisville)
Interfaith Service and potluck!
RSVP or for information please contact:
Marion Snipes: Garden6877@verizon.net
Every person is asked to bring a dish to share, the food should be:
Fish (no shellfish even in sauce), Poultry, Vegetarian, Pasta, Fruit, Veggies, and Cheese in any combination.
Please include a list of ingredients with your dish.
(Abrahamic) Interfaith Study 2014
8 evenings from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m., January 23 through April 10, 2014, as scheduled below:
Recognizing the religious diversity that exists in our community and the relatively few opportunities for us to meet together and learn about each other, three diverse faith communities have planned an Interfaith Study on 8 Thursday evenings, from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m., at each of the faith communities, on a rotating basis. The study will be led by the clergy of these faith communities; Rabbi Howard Cove of Congregation Kol Emet, Imam Mohammad Cheble from Zubaida Foundation, and Pastor Bob Coombe at Yardley United Methodist Church. There will be a time for questions and answers. Refreshments will be served. Participants are asked to bring a donation of money and/or non-perishable food on each of the evenings, to be donated to a local ministry that serves people in need.
The Interfaith Study has been publicized through The Advance, the Bucks County Courier Times and a mailing of flyers to 45 local faith communities (Christian, Jewish, and Muslim)
Topics and locations of the evening sessions follow:
January 23 at Yardley United Methodist Church
What each faith community believes about the Origins of Scripture,
An Overview of Religion in America, and
their View of God/Allah
January 30 at Yardley United Methodist Church
Rabbi Howard Cove talks about Moses,
Pastor Bob Coombe talks about Jesus,
Imam Muhamed Cheble talks about Muhammad
February 6 Imam Cheble talks about Jesus and Moses
Pennswood Pastor Bob talks about Moses and Muhammad
Village Rabbi Cove talks about Jesus and Muhammad
February 27 Abraham at Pennswood Village
March 6 Messiah at Zubaida Foundation
March 27 Heaven, Hell, and Afterlife at Zubaida Foundation
April 3 Life Rituals: Birth, Marriage, Death, Burial at the Congregation Kol Emet
April 10 Living Our Faith in Today’s World YUMC
Donations of non-perishable foods and/or money will be received each evening for local organizations which serve people in need.
For information on possible cancellation of an evening due to inclement weather, go to the YUMC website at http://www.yardleyumc.org
Yardley United Methodist Church 300 Yardley-Langhorne Rd. Lower Makefield, PA 19067 215-493-3345
Pennswood Village 1382 Newtown-Langhorne Road Newtown, PA 18940 215-454-1122
Congregation Kol Emet 1360 Oxford Valley Road Lower Makefield, PA 19067 215-493-8522
Zubaida Foundation 855 Big Oak Road Lower Makefield, PA 19067 215-932-4766