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Quad Cities Interfaith

September 7, 2018

Happy post-Labor Day! Below you will find information on various community social justice events. QCI will be holding a Monarch Butterfly Release and Immigration Celebration on Sunday, September 23rd at VanderVeer Park in Davenport. We invite you to join us in this unique event. Details can be found below.

We also are offering individuals the chance to release a tagged monarch to symbolically represent loved ones, hopes, dreams, experiences. Butterflies will be released September 1st through mid-to-late October and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Order forms can be found below. Did you know that monarch butterfly migration is related to Mexico's celebration of Day of the Dead? Find out more.

Finally, we want to invite you to our Task Force Assembly on Monday, September 17th. All current--and future--task force members and interested community members are invited. We hope you can join us.

QCI still has openings in several leadership training programs, including: The Mottet Institute; National Leadership Institute. Strong leaders make strong communities and strong communities need strong leaders. Funding is available to those who are interested, but might not have the financial resources.

Quad Cities Interfaith is working to unify the member organizations affiliated with our work of "Creating a More Just Society." 

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

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Protecting Places of Worship Forum
This is 13th year of a Quad Cities' opportunity for safe and open dialogue among women of different faiths. This year's topic:
FEAR AND FAITH: The Impact of Fear on the Faithful
Monday, September 17th
Muslim Community Center
2115 Kimberly Rd., Bettendorf
Refreshments and Gathering at 6:30
Conversation from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

No registration is required.

For information, contact : 
  • Lisa Z. Killinger 563-650-5733, Muslim Community of the QC 
  • Sr. Marianne Burkhard, St. Mary's Monastery 
  • Linda Golden 309-230-0792, QC United Jewish Community

Find out more about this event.
Interested in joining our QCI table? Contact Marcy at
N'tosake telling stories. Raising funds to process rape kits.
How are monarchs related to Mexico's celebration of Day of the Dead? Follow this link to find out more
Dedicate a migrating monarch. Download an order form.
National Voter Registration Day event for both Iowans and Illinoisans
LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP!! Mottet Leadership Institute offered in QCA
Save the date for QCI's Annual Breakfast.
Support QCI--purchase an Ad for our Annual Report!
CROP WALK to be held Sunday, October 7. REGISTRATION IS OPEN. Find more information, make donations, and register
National Leadership Training!
Justice: A New Narrative

The Iowa Justice Action Network Fall Conference addresses the need to create new narrative about criminal justice, one that focuses on restoring wholeness to the individual, the family and the community. The keynote speaker will be Jeanne Bishop, author of "Change of Heart:Justice, Mercy, and Making Peace with my Sister's Killer" There will be panels on services to persons returning from prison, reconciliation, services to families of those incarcerated and the role of higher education in restoring those who have served in prison.

Follow this link to reserve your tickets via Eventbrite
For more information on this conference: Richard Hays
Follow this link for more information on the Iowa Justice Action Network

 First Presbyterian Church in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa has been caring for people affected by the immigration raid. While many household and grocery items are needed, the greatest need right now is funds. Rents are due. Utilities need to be paid. And legal assistance costs money. And for most, it was the breadwinner of the family that has been taken into custody or deported.
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.
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
Are you fall cleaning??? Would you like an easy way to support Quad Cities Interfaith??? Now is a great time to donate your excess goods to Stuff. When you drop off your donations, be sure to tell them you are doing this in honor of QCI #132858
Meeting Schedule: 
QCI Leadership/Board Meeting
Monday, Sept. 10
Broadway Presbyterian

Task Force Assembly
Monday, September 17th
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
St. Mary's Catholic Parish House
516 Fillmore Street, Davenport

Monarch Butterfly Release begins
Sept. 1 through mid- to late-October 

Reserve your monarch

Friday, Sept. 14
QCI Office

Mottet Leadership Institute begins
Friday, Sept. 14
Register now.
Monarch Release and Immigration Celebration
Sunday, September 23
3 p.m.
VanderVeer Park (near the big fountain)

Faith Leaders Caucus

Tuesday, September 25, 12 Noon
Metropolitan Community Church of the Quad Cities

2930 Locust Street, Davenport, 
Feel free to bring lunch to meeting.

N'tosake Pride Meeting
Saturday, Sept. 29th
9 - 10:30 a.m.

Executive Committee Meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 2nd
8 - 9 a.m.
QCI Office

Quad Cities Crop Walk
Sunday, October 7
2 p.m.

Bridges Book Sale
Saturday, October 13
8 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
Davenport Farmer's Market

QCI Fundraiser Breakfast
Thursday, Nov. 8
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. (registration begins at 7 a.m.)
Rogalski Center Ballroom, St. Ambrose University
Gamaliel National Leadership Training III
11/11 – 11/17
Carlinville, IL

For more information, contact 563-322-4910
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