Sign Up to Take the Banana Challenge

Dear friends in faith, As some traditions are preparing for Lent, we are promoting book discussion groups on the root causes of migration to the U.S. For this year, we are focusing on bananas as an example of transnational corporations that are a root cause of migration to the US. We invite you (regardless of your faith tradition) to a period of 40 days to … Continue reading Sign Up to Take the Banana Challenge

Join us on International Migrants Day December 18th.

Join us next Friday, December 18th, for International Migrants Day,  a day calling for the respect of human rights of migrants at all international borders and the right to migrate with dignity! Hi friends, In remembrance of International Migrants Day next Friday, December 18th, we will have a vigil and program in honor of the mothers from Central America whose children have gone missing on their … Continue reading Join us on International Migrants Day December 18th.

Join us on International Migrants Day December 18th.

Join us next Friday, December 18th, for International Migrants Day,  a day calling for the respect of human rights of migrants at all international borders and the right to migrate with dignity! Hi friends, In remembrance of International Migrants Day next Friday, December 18th, we will have a vigil and program in honor of the mothers from Central America whose children have gone missing on their … Continue reading Join us on International Migrants Day December 18th.

Lampedusa to Mexico

“Borders follow us everywhere we go…” – Paul Tillich. Do they follow us, or do we carry them with us? We recently met Marta, a woman who works with Mediterranean Hope, a project providing assistance to migrants arriving in Lampedusa, Italy.  They do similar work to what we are doing here.  We met as we traveled together to see the current realities taking place along … Continue reading Lampedusa to Mexico

Until We Are All Free Conference

Two weeks ago we had the opportunity to participate in an amazing convening, action and transformative session in Oakland which was in collaboration with CultureStrike, a national pro-migrant arts organization, Move the Immigrant Vote, a statewide immigrant and refugee rights alliance organize and the Black Alliance for Just Immigration. Until We are All Free is a cultural initiative made by artist, culture workers and organizers … Continue reading Until We Are All Free Conference

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