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Quad Cities Interfaith

July 6, 2018
This last week has been a busy week of organizing. Several community groups put on a very successful Families Belong Together/Madres Unidas/Mothers United rally at VanderVeer on June 30.  Over 700 attended, despite the extreme heat. There were great people and great signs!

On Monday, July 2nd,  QCI organized a "Reunite Families Now" Rally outside the offices of Senators Grassley and Ernst. 120 people came to demand that immigrant families be reunited and treated with dignity.

Some photographs can be seen on our FB page:

Quad Cities Interfaith is working to unify the member organizations affiliated with our work of "Creating a More Just Society." Below you can find articles and events of interest to members of our community. Also, please note the schedule of Task Force Meetings. You are welcome to join us at any.

If you would like more information or would like to get more involved, call 563-322-4910 or email

In this newsletter:
Community Events and Fundraisers
Despite the hard work of our caring community, at least one gentleman (one that was in ICE custody at the time of his hearing, and the Federal prosecutor didn't inform ICE of the hearing) was deported. He did not get his due process in court, but his family--and the family of others--will still be at the Federal Courthouse in Davenport
Monday, July 9
9 a.m. (arrive early, if possible)
Federal Courthouse
131 E. 4th St.
Davenport, IA
These families need to know our community supports them. If you are a leader of a faith-based organization, please wear your vestments.

Again, this is not a protest or rally, it is a sign of our solidarity and loving support for these families.
 For more information, follow this link 
QC Sanctuary Coalition

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Quad Cities (UUCQC) has voted to become a sanctuary congregation. We are willing to host an undocumented individual or small family who is at risk for immediate deportation while their immigration status is being resolved. We invite other congregations and community organizations to develop the QC Sanctuary Coalition with us. 

The purposes of the coalition will be to:
  • broaden awareness of the availability of sanctuary at the UUCQC
  • provide support for the sanctuary efforts of the congregation with donations of time, talent, and/or treasure
  • foster connection to the immigrant community that will help identify potential guest(s) in need of sanctuary
  • support other local congregations who wish to establish sanctuary
  • advocate for immigration reform
Becoming a broad-based community coalition will make our organizations a powerful voice for immigration justice. Quad Cities Interfaith is urging all our member congregations and organizations to join this Iowa Sanctuary Coalition.

Interested groups and volunteers may attend the introductory Sanctuary Coalition event at the UUCQC at 
3707 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, on Saturday, July 21, 2018, at 10:00 am. If you have questions, please contact Jay Wolin (563)284-2223 or John Dunsheath (563)343-1746. 
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Rally
Schweibert Park 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sunday, July 22 
For more information, follow this link
N’tosake Leadership Training
Sept 20-22
Village of Clarkston, Michigan

This is a women’s leadership training program conducted by and for women. It is designed to present ideas and concepts for becoming effective and powerful leaders. It also provides a support network for women. The program is
designed to help women overcome the internal and external obstacles faced on the journey to becoming powerful and effective leaders. For more information, follow this link:
N'tosakeTraining. Or contact QCI 563-322-4910.

A great group of Quad City women are going--join us!!!
First Presbyterian Church in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa has been offering services to people affected by the immigration raid. The church is requesting items needed by these families.
Quad City residents can drop donations off at the
Unitarian Universalist Congregation
3707 Eastern Avenue
Please call the church 563-359-0816 before you drop off items, as staff presence varies slightly from day-to-day.
  • cooking oils
  • bottled water
  • drinks
  • shampoo and conditioner
  • laundry soap
  • dish soap
  • paper towels 
  • toilet paper
  • Specific baby formula: Enfamil NeuroPro Infant (0-12 months)
  • diapers
  • sanitary products
  • monetary donations
For more information: 
Tammy Shull
Iowa WINs (Iowa Welcomes Immigrant Neighbors)
A Commission of the First Presbyterian Church of Mt. Pleasant
902 S. Walnut
Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641
(319) 750-0439 Cell
Task Force and Community Meetings: 
QCI Leadership Assembly/Board Meeting
Monday, July 9
6:30 p.m.
Broadway Presbyterian

Restorative Justice
Tuesday, July 10
6:30, at MCCQC, 

2930 W Locust

Friday, July 13
QCI Office

IVE (Integrated Voter Engagement)
Canvass Training

Saturday, July 14 from 9 am - noon.
2648 Ripley St. #3 Davenport. (Location is subject to change.)
Free food. Schedule will be: training, canvass, evaluation

Farmer's Market Booksale--Benefitting QCI
Saturday, July 14
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Freighthouse Farmer's Market, Davenport

Metrocom NAACP Unit #4019 Meeting
Tuesday, July 17 (always 3rd Thursday of month)
7 p.m.
Third Missionary Baptist Church, 222 W. 14th St.

Friday, July 20
QCI Office
Sanctuary Coalition Event
Saturday, July 21
3707 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
Questions? Jay Wolin (563)284-2223 or John Dunsheath (563)343-1746. 

Immigration Task Force
Thursday, July 26
5:30 p.m.
St. Mary's Catholic Church

Friday, July 27

Gamaliel National Leadership Training II
7/29 – 8/4/18
Turlock, CA
N’tosake Leadership Training
Sept 20-22
Village of Clarkston, Michigan
Gamaliel National Leadership Training III
11/11 – 11/17
Carlinville, IL

For more information, contact 563-322-4910
Climbing the Mississippi River Bridge by Bridge, Volumes 1 + 2  by Mary Charlotte Aubry Costello are being sold as a fundraiser for Quad Cities Interfaith. You can purchase both volumes--with lovely illustrations and stories of the bridges that span the Mississippi River--at the Davenport Farmers' Market on the following Saturdays, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

July 14
August 11
September 8
September 15
October 13

Copies can also be purchased at the QCI office, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. 

One of our supporters dropped off some audiobooks at Stuff. When these sell, Quad Cities Interfaith will receive 40% of the selling price! Isn't this a marvelous thing? And--assuming you have unwanted/unneeded treasures--you can help our QCI by doing the same. When you drop off your items, tell Stuff that you are donating in honor of QCI #132858

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