MOSAIC participant, Amol Shirodkhar participated in the 2018 Service Project Rise Against Hunger as part of the year long program of interfaith and multi-cultural learning for teens in Monmouth County.  He wrote the following article which was published in the Central Jersey News Blog.  100 Teens, friends and family got together to package 18,000 meals…

While the event took place September 2016, it is a good reminder at the beginning of this new year that despite the news on the media these days, there is a lot of good that is happening in our country still and interfaith understanding and respect is a movement that no one can stop.

Why is a program like Garden State MOSAIC so important in today’s world?   Every blade of grass has roots. Every dandelion digs its roots deep into the primordial soup of wherever the birth lottery left it, there is no other choice. Garden State MOSAIC isn’t only important in today’s world: community is crucial constantly….

“Why is a program like MOSAIC so important in today’s world?” At each MOSAIC meeting I attend, I think to myself what if the world today, comprising the approximately 7.5 billion of us, was like one big MOSAIC meeting? What if every single person was this open and committed to learning about one another’s religions…

MOSAIC Brings Hope Each meeting of Garden State MOSAIC keeps me hopeful in spite of what is going on daily. We live in trying times of racism, hate crimes, religious bigotry, fear of the other, demonization of the vulnerable, violent exclusion, and threats to democracy in America and globally. Yes, even in despair, I am…

Several Board Members of Monmouth Center for World Religions and Ethical Thought helped launch and participate in the first “interfaith dialogue” held at Brookdale Community College.  The Brookdale Newsroom published a detailed account of the event, including a portfolio of photos. Below is a highlight from the article: Dozens of local religious leaders, advocates and…

The MOSAIC Program  began in 2013, and since then, more than 200 teens from throughout Monmouth County representing a variety of belief systems and faiths have come together to learn, share, and serve. The youth that were engaged in this program not only learned about other religions and faiths but they also became more interested…

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