There are two Interfaith Builds with Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County.
Together we Build
Together we Build is an interfaith group of Christian, Jewish and Muslim congregations that has worked with Habitat for Humanit for eleven years, raising money to support a family’s new home and helping to build it. Coming together in a faith response to the terrorist attack of Sept. 2011, this group works to promote religious tolerence through action. An interfaith service, a youth build and kosher and halal meals are some of the elements of their two week build each fall.
Interfaith Pilot Program
Seattle-King County was one of six Habitat for Humanity affiliates chosen by The Argosy Foundation and Habitat for Humanity International for a pilot program creating sustainable interfaith advocacy groups.
The purpose of the 2012-2013 Interfaith Pilot Program is three-fold:
- To bring together a coalition of faith centers who will put their faith into action to sponsor and rebuild the House of the Immediate Future.
- Develop a sustained Interfaith Group dedicated to addressing issues of homelessness and sub-standard housing.
- Have opportunities for interfaith education and dialogue to increase respect for one another and our faith traditions.
2012-2013 Interfaith Build at the House of the Immediate Future:
In April of 2012, construction began on the House of the Immediate Future on the grounds of the Seattle Center as part of the Next 50, a six-month celebration of the 1962 World’s Fair. Construction of the House of the Immediate Future presents a bold opportunity for an interfaith group to take a lead sponsorship role in helping build the house, break it down, and re-construct it at its permanent location where a new Habitat family will make it home.
- Preparing the Land Event - The first interfaith volunteer opportunity will take place in late summer 2012 at the permanent site of the House of the Immediate Future in Rainier Valley. The foundation will be set and the area around the house will be landscaped.
- Tearing Down the Walls Event - The House of the Immediate Future is scheduled to be disassembled in October. Its parts will be transported to Rainier Valley for reconstruction. During the dis-assembly period, a Tearing Down the Walls event will convene all of the faith centers and partners for a day of interfaith education, dialogue, and side-by-side volunteering.
- Building Up the House Event - The House of the Immediate Future is scheduled to be moved in parts to its Rainier Valley permanent site and rebuilt from October 2012 through March 2013. A celebratory day of dialogue, education, and volunteer building will be held during that time to celebrate the rebuilding of the house.
Interested in getting involved? Contact 206-292-5240 ext. 120