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Common Ground
Founded following the “Spring of Life” demonstrations in 1992, the Buffalo Coalition for Common Ground was founded to bring together pro-life and pro-choice activists to seek common ground in the conflict over abortion and to foster collaboration where possible. With the support and administration of the Network of Religious Communities, Common Ground continues to provide workshops on the Common Ground approach to conflict resolution, facilitates dialogues on abortion, and conducts collaborative efforts to foster adoption and address teen-age pregnancy.

CROP Walks
The Network of Religious Communities is a partner with Church World Service in sponsoring and facilitating annual CROP Walks throughout Western New York. In 2000, funds raised in area CROP Walks increased to over $90,000.

Roll Call Against Racism
Growing out of the Religious Community’s Response to the Burning of African American Churches across the nation. The Network helped to organize a community-wide rally in late August 1996 known as the “Roll Call Against Racism.” Since then we have been working with the Study Circle Resource Center to sponsor Study Circles on Race and Racism for congregations.

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ANNUAL MEETING OF THE NETWORK OF RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES

ANNUAL MEETING OF THE NETWORK OF RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES 6:00 PM THURSDAY JANUARY 29, 2014 Please join us at the Annual Meeting of the Network of Religious Communities:At the Church of Latter Day Saints, 780 Michigan Avenue (at Goodell Street), Buffalo Our Speakers: Reverend John Welch and Rabbi Ron Symons, Pittsburgh, PA “Learning from our Neighbors: What the Pittsburgh interfaith community can teach us about social justice work in our own community.” Dinner reservation $25.00 per person. Email your reservation. Designate vegetarian or regular meal. [email protected]

KALEIDOSCOPE BROADCASTS OVER WGRZ TV 2.3, Time Warner 1246 and Verizon

11:00 AM SUNDAY JANUARY 4, 2014 KALEIDOSCOPE BROADCASTS OVER WGRZ TV 2.3, Time Warner 1246 and Verizon Fios 479 A program of and about the religious communities of WNY This program contains two (2) segments. In the first segment Brother Clifford Bell, founder of the Annual Martin Luther King Celebration in Buffalo, talks about Dr Martin Luther King Jr. and the history of the Annual Celebration of his life in Buffalo. In the second segment on the occasion of World Religion Day and the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Dennis Smith of the Spiritual Assembly of Baha'is of Amherst and Rev Gabriel Scarfia, OFM, Professor of Systematic Theology at Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora talk about the meaning, possibilities and limitations of religious unity in our day. Host: Dr. Stan Bratton, CEO, Network of Religious Communities For information or to comment call 716-882-4793 x201 or email [email protected]

CROSSROADS RADIO PROGRAM BROADCASTS

SUNDAY JANUARY 4, 2015 CROSSROADS RADIO PROGRAM BROADCASTS 6:00 AM Sundays WBUF 92.9 FM AND WBLK 93.7 6:30 AM Sunday WJYE 96.1 FM 7:00 AM Sundays WYRK 106.5 FM A program about the spiritual journey and service of guests. 1st Sunday Host: Rev. Patrick Lynch, Department Religious Studies, Canisius College Guests: Mary Lou Wyrobek, President of the Polish Singers Alliance in America and past President of the Polish Chair at Canisius College , and Fr. Benjamin Fiore, S.J., the pastor of St. Michael’s Parish on Washington Street in Buffalo and current President of the Polish Chair at Canisius College. Topic was “Epiphany in the Polish Tradition.”For information or to comment call 716-882-4793 or email [email protected]

DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION AND RELIGIOUS UNITY

> 5:30 AM SATURDAY JANUARY 3, 2014 > KALEIDOSCOPE BROADCASTS OVER WGRZ TV 2 > “DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION AND RELIGIOUS UNITY > > A program of and about the religious communities of WNY > This program contains two (2) segments. In the first segment Brother > Clifford Bell, founder of the Annual Martin Luther King Celebration in > Buffalo Talks about Dr Martin Luther King Jr. and the history of the > Annual Celebration of his life in Buffalo. > > In the second segment > On the occasion of World Religion Day and the Week of Prayer for Christian > Unity Dennis Smith of the Spiritual Assembly of Baha'is of Amherst and Rev > Gabriel Scarfia, OFM, Professor of Systematic Theology at Christ the King > Seminary in East Aurora, to talk with us about the meaning, possibilities > and limitations of religious unity in our day. > > Host: Dr. Stan Bratton, CEO, Network of Religious Communities > For information or to comment call 716-882-4793 or email > [email protected]

A CONVERSATION WITH THE CEO OF ERIE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER > CHALLENGE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY BROADCASTS OVER WKBW TV 7

5:30 AM SATURDAY JANUARY 3, 2014 “A CONVERSATION WITH THE CEO OF ERIE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER CHALLENGE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY BROADCASTS OVER WKBW TV 7 A program about Spirituality and Healthcare Guest: Richard C. Cleland, President/COO and Interim CEO, Erie County Medical Center talks about his background and the current initiatives at Erie County Medical Center. Hosts: Dr Stan Bratton, Executive Director/ CEO, Network of Religious Communities and Rev. James Lewis III, Director Spiritual Care Erie County Medical Center For information or to comment call 716-882-4793 or email [email protected]