Romero Interfaith Center & Interfaith Community Building Group

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Oscar Romero Anniversary Fundraising Event & Commemoration

Sunday, March 29, 2015 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

LaSalle University (Dunleavy Room/Union Building)

Honoring the Legacy of Monseñor Oscar Romero 35 Years after his Martyrdom:

Continuing Solidarity with the People of El Salvador

Presentations, Testimonies, Videos & Art

PRESENTE!  We hope you can join us for an important program marking the 35th anniversary of the death of Archbishop Oscar Romero, and supporting his ongoing legacy.

The program will support the ongoing work of the Romero Interfaith Center (of which Mishkan is a constituent congregation) for solidarity delegations, youth scholarships and in-country projects in our sister community, Las Anonas de Santa Cruz, El Salvador.

Suggested freewill donation: $10.00

Open to the Public

If you can't make it on March 29, please consider sending a contribution. Checks can be made out to: U.S. - El Salvador Sister Cities  c/o Steve Perkiss  623 Glen Echo Road  Philadelphia, PA 19119

RSVP: Lance Laver

Download program flyer; please share with your networks, urging them to come and support this program.

In solidarity,

Lance & Mary Laver, Steve Perkiss, Lillie Rizack, Carol Murray

Romero Interfaith Center

Mishkan Shalom, along with St. Vincent's Parish (Germantown) and Tabernacle United Church (West Philadelphia), is a constituent congregation in the local Romero Interfaith Center (RIC), founded in 1990 in response to the struggle of rural people in El Salvador for basic human rights and economic, political and social justice during the country's devastating Civil War (1979 - 91).

Coming out of the original Sanctuary Movement, and as a member of U.S.-El Salvador Sister Cities (USESSC), RIC continues to support our sister city of Las Anonas de Santa Cruz in the province of San Vicente, to ensure the values of dignity, justice and peace exemplified by the assassinated Archbishop Oscar Romero.

To learn more, please visit the Romero Interfaith Center website.

Interfaith Community Building Group

Members of Mishkan Shalom and St. Vincent de Paul Parish founded the Interfaith Community Building Group (ICBG) in 1997 and annually work collaboratively with other groups and people in under-resourced communities on their construction projects.

The group has helped build or re-build a burned African-American church in Mississippi; a community center, church, houses and latrines in El Salvador (through RIC and USESSC); a post-Katrina church in New Orleans; and post-Sandy church buildings in Rockaway Park, NY. In addition, the ICBG has undertaken numerous Philadelphia projects, including a community Y; South Indian church; low-income houses; a mosque school; a women's shelter; and -- for Mishkan Shalom -- a pond and shelving for the Library and vestibule/Main Sanctuary spaces.

For more information, contact: Lance Laver.

4101 Freeland Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19128 - ph: (215) 508-0226 / Site map