PATRICK McCOLLUM FOUNDATION AWARDS GRANT FOR INTERFAITH WORK
April 13, 2012 in Uncategorized
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: April 11, 2012
From: M. Macha NightMare (Aline O’Brien)
As a National Interfaith Representative of the Covenant of the Goddess (CoG), and as an individual Pagan, Macha has been actively involved with Marin Interfaith Council, the Interfaith Center of the Presidio, and other interfaith organizations. She participates in the Marin Interfaith Street Chaplaincy’s annual Thanksgiving program for Marin County’s homeless population, as well as its annual memorial for those who died in the streets. Currently she is collaborating on Beyond Memorial Day: Understanding the Hidden Wounds of War, a conference focusing on the spiritual needs of returning military veterans and their families, under the overall aegis of the Interfaith Center of the Presidio.
“I take the words of Swiss Roman Catholic theologian Hans Kung seriously when he says, ‘There will be no peace among nations until there is peace among religions. And there will be no peace among religions until there is dialogue among religions.’ My life has been enriched by my friendships with my interfaith colleagues of many different religions. I am both proud and humbled by this award,” says Macha.
The Patrick McCollum Foundation’s work “focuses on seeing the sacred within each and every human being and bringing together people of all spiritual paths, to work together toward global sustainability and world peace.”