In Loving Memory of David McPhail — “Showing Up and Paying Attention”

On September 21, 2015, our dear friend and active member, David McPhail passed away after a recent diagnosis of cancer. One of David’s favorite phrases, summing up the melding of his activism and spiritual practice was “Showing Up and Paying Attention.” He modeled that to us in very deep ways. David was one of our most consistent and ready-for-action members of the East Bay Interfaith … Continue reading In Loving Memory of David McPhail — “Showing Up and Paying Attention”

IM4HI stands in solidarity with students at Occidental College

Students at Eagle Rock’s Occidental College rallied on the stairs just outside Arthur G. Coons Administrative Center on Monday afternoon. This action is one of many that have come out of the students disapproval with the way University President has handled issues of racism, minority exclusion,lack of funding for ethnic programming and issues of rape. The students presented the administration with their list of 14 … Continue reading IM4HI stands in solidarity with students at Occidental College

Violence Anywhere Affects People Everywhere

The Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity vows, “Every human person is sacred   across all borders.” As the world mourns the dead and injured from terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday night, in a Beirut suburb on Thursday, and the downing of a Russian passenger plane over Egypt, people beyond those locations feel the pain and suffering. In the middle of Friday night’s attacks in Paris … Continue reading Violence Anywhere Affects People Everywhere

Reportback from the Root Causes Pilgrimage

We hear about the influx migrants and refugees and their movement all over the world, from unaccompanied Central American children and families coming to the U.S. in 2014 and now those fleeing from Syria. Some of us identify closely to these stories, some of us more distant. Many see migrants and refugees as problems to be solved, redirected, or worse. How do we humanize their … Continue reading Reportback from the Root Causes Pilgrimage