The Center for Interfaith Relations is committed to celebrating the diversity of faith traditions, expressing gratitude for our unity, and strengthening the role of faith in society through common action. These words are an appropriate reflection of the efforts underway as we collectively face the global challenges created by the COVID-19 virus.

It is with this mission in mind — and guided by the principle of compassion for our community, ourselves and the earth — that we are highlighting opportunities for contemplation, connection and action during this difficult time. We will continue adding to this list in the days, weeks and potentially months ahead. We hope this resource serves as a useful tool as we navigate this time of physical distance with social solidarity.

CONTEMPLATION

Houses of Worship with Online Services

Meditation and Mindfulness Online Services

CONNECTION

COMMON ACTION

  • The American Red Cross is in desperate need of blood, as well as additional sites willing to host blood drives to help replace lost units. If you’re willing to donate, log on to redcrossblood.org and search drives by your ZIP code. If you are affiliated with an organization that has a large space and are interested in hosting a drive, please email tricia@interfaithrelations.org, and we will connect you with the Red Cross.
  • Sign up to volunteer for the Association of Community Ministries (ACM) or  donate to families in crisis here through the ACM fundraiser 
  • Emergency Covid-19 Food Fund organized by Reparations Roundtable 
  • One Louisville: COVID-19 Response Fund: A coalition of government and philanthropy has joined together to rapidly deploy resources to households, businesses, and community-based organizations (nonprofit organizations) working at the frontlines of the Louisville-area coronavirus outbreak. Click the link to make a donation or contact stewardship@cflouisville.org. 
  • Dare to Care is operating normally; click here to find out how you can help them maintain their food pantries or how you can find the closest food pantry to you. 
  • The Kentucky Humane Society has closed its shelters to the public due to Covid-19 but have an urgent need for adoptions; they ask you make an appointment ahead of time. If you can’t adopt, they are also in need of monetary donations. Click here to learn more. 
  • Support our partners at the Berry Center bookstore by ordering online at berrycenter.org or emailing info@berrycenter.org or purchasing Our Home Place Meat Rose Veal boxes, available for delivery at www.ourhomeplacemeat.com
  • Volunteers of America are holding an online fundraiser to replace funds that would have been collected from one of their biggest yearly fundraising events that had to be cancelled due to Covid-19. Click here to donate. 

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