COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Compassion Fayetteville

Compassion Fayetteville (Arkansas) is an initiative developed from the Fayetteville Forward Economic Accountability Council's Inclusion Group, is a cooperative effort by a group of citizens who are volunteering their time to increase awareness, encourage, and promote a culture of compassion through identifying, supporting and initiating new compassionate actions in Fayetteville. All individuals, groups and organizations are welcome to participate. Mission To advocate compassion in our community to enhance the quality of life for all. Vision: To cultivate compassion in ourselves, our community and our world. Our Values: CARES: Connection, Awareness, Respect, Empathy, Service Description: Fayetteville is one of growing number of cities that have received the designation of International Compassionate City by Compassionate Action Network International. (CANI) is a worldwide network founded on and inspired by the Charter for Compassion, a document that transcends religious, ideological, and cultural differences.


Edgewalkers

Dr. Judy Neal says, "Edgewalkers are people who walk between worlds, and build bridges between different world views. Edgewalkers are needed in today's world more than ever. Please come back often to learn about the resources and events we offer to support you in walking on the leading edge." For more information about Edgewalkers go to: http://www.edgewalkers.org/



Interfaith Harmony NWA

Interfaith Harmony is a group of people representing a myriad of faith traditions. We are not supporting a political agenda but rather appreciating and honoring all faith traditions. An event conducted for the last five years is a local celebration to honor all of the world’s religions. Local organizers added the words “spiritual practices” to include groups that don’t consider themselves religions. The goal is to build community and encourage interfaith appreciation. A great team of interfaith members are working side by side to plan events. We would like to see more faith groups get involved in planning and attending our activities.


Islamic Center of Northwest Arkansas

The ICNWA represents the main Islamic organization in Northwest Arkansas area. It serves as a mosque for muslims, school for kids, Islamic and Arabic classes for adults, and center for Da`wa efforts. For more information go to: http://www.islamicfinder.org/getitWorld.php?id=11198


Institute of Interfaith Dialogue

The Institute of Interfaith Dialog (IID) grew out of the need to address the question, "How can citizens of the world live in peace and harmony?" The Institute was established in 2002 as a 501-c-3 non-profit educational organization by Turkish-Americans and their friends. The Institute aims to eliminate or reduce false stereotypes, prejudices and unjustified fears through direct human communication. For more information go to: http://www.interfaithdialog.org/arkansas/fayetteville


Interfaith Workers' Justice Center

The mission of the Northwest Arkansas Workers’ Justice Center (NWAWJC) is to improve conditions of employment for low-wage workers in northwest Arkansas by educating, organizing, and mobilizing them, and calling on people of faith and the wider region to publicly support the workers’ efforts. For more information about this group go to: http://www.nwawjc.org/



Tibetan Cultural Institute

The Institute provides assistance and support to faculty members at the University of Arkansas engaged in teaching courses related to Tibetan culture, philosophy, and non-violence. For more information go to: http://www.artibet.com/leadership-2/founders/geshe-thupten-dorjee/