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Organization Dutchess County Interfaith Council, Inc
History formed in the early 1970's by forward thinking members of the Dutchess County Council of Churches. The Council of Churches was formed in 1946 with a membership of 24 Christian Protestant churches, brought together for the purpose of ecumenical co-operation.
City Poughkeepsie, New York, USA
Values to bring a spiritual perspective to community issues
Vision the good of the people and for reconciliation among all races and conditions and ideologies
Mission to promote understanding and respectful relationships among diverse faith communities by offering opportunities for education, worship, fellowship and service together
Goals To bring a spiritual perspective to community issues To weave the thread of community by honoring the diversity of religious expression and ethnic background.
Approach promote local interests and confront community issues such as race relations, public housing, social action, religious education, prison chaplaincy, prisoner re-entry and draft counseling
Structure executive, board, member congregations
Scale Moderate
Scope Local
Activity Community worship services, annual CROP walk, music festival, fairtrade bazaar, interfaith story circles, poverty forums
Religion Christian
Words community, respect
Acronym DCIC
Contact 9 Vassar Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601