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ICUJP Friday Forum
July 28th, 7:30-9:30 am Pacific
Building on Faith: The Habitat for Humanity Interfaith Initiative
Event Description: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) brings people of all backgrounds together to build homes, communities and hope. Since 1990, we have built, rehabilitated, or repaired over 1,200 houses in neighborhoods all across greater Los Angeles.
Shelter is a basic human need, and Habitat for Humanity strives to achieve its goal of eliminating substandard housing by making decent, sustainable, and affordable housing a reality for all. Partnerships within the faith community continue to play a critical role in moving Habitat LA’s mission forward.
We look forward to the opportunity to share the latest Habitat LA Happenings, discuss ways faith communities can be involved, and answer questions.
Join the conversation with our speaker:
Chris Untiet grew up in Iowa, receiving his Master of Arts Degree in political science and history from Iowa State University in 2008. He has since served as Habitat LA’s faith relations director, connecting over 100 diverse congregations and community groups of various traditions from across greater Los Angeles with Habitat’s mission to put God’s love into action to build homes, communities, and hope. He has also traveled to China, El Salvador, Paraguay, Malawi, South Africa, the Dominican Republic, and Vietnam to build homes with Habitat for Humanity.
He enjoys traveling, running, watching movies, politics, and reading in his spare time.
Learn More/Here's how YOU can help:
7:30 - 7:35 Log in and socialize
7:35 - 7:45 Welcome and introductions
7:45 - 7:50 Reflection (5 min. maximum)
7:50 - 9:15 Program and Q&A
9:15 - 9:20 Announcements
9:20 - 9:30 Closing circle and prayer
Start your morning with us!
Facilitator: Rose Leibowitz
Reflector: Carolfrances Likins
Here's how to join the online meeting:
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ICUJP Friday Forum 07/28/23
Time: 07:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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