Monday, May 19, 2008

My How We Have Grown: Project Interfaith Incorporates to Become Omaha's First Independent Non-Profit Interfaith Organization

Nearly two years and a half have passed since Project Interfaith got started as a grassroots interfaith organization. My how we have grown. What started as a one-person operation has grown into Omaha's first independent, free-standing interfaith organization. Now we've made it official by incorporating and filing for tax-exempt status. And watch out world because Project Interfaith wants to forge partnerships with communities, organizations, and institutions across the United States and perhaps beyond if the opportunity presents itself. So let us know if we can be of help to you and your community or organization.

Just to be clear about who we are and what we do two and half years out, the mission of Project Interfaith is simple. Project Interfaith serves as a leader and resource on interfaith and religious diversity issues. We work with religious groups, educators, corporations, and all members of the community to promote a deeper understanding of and respect for religious diversity. We offer innovative, community-building programs that educate and engage audiences on issues of faith, religion, identity, and interfaith relations.

Project Interfaith strives to make the world a place which is respectful of and safe and inclusive for people of all religious beliefs and identities as well as atheists or those who do not affiliate with a religion. We hope to create a world where everyone has access to reliable information and resources on religious diversity and where teaching and learning about religion in academic, objective ways is encouraged and nurtured.

We could not gotten to this point in our development without the support and blessing of many people and organizations including our stellar board of directors and advisory council, the Omaha office of the ADL/CRC who provided us with office space to get started, the Malashocks who gave the seed money for Project Interfaith to get started, the many great community organizations and businesses with which we have partnered, and the great people who make the time to attend our programs and generously give their time and money to allow Project Interfaith to grow. If you would like to help Project Interfaith continue to educate and engage people on interfaith and religious diversity issues, please send your tax-deductible contribution to:

Project Interfaith
P.O. Box 6037
Omaha, NE 68106

And remember, we want to hear from you- so get typing and let us know how you would like to see Project Interfaith grow in the next two and half years...

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