Kinship


The great teachers gave to the world that simple philosophy that even a child knows: To love one another, to be kind, to be sincere, to serve one another.
– Hazrat Inayat Khan

In the knowledge that to Love is to serve, the Kinship activity recognizes our membership in and responsibility to the human community, affirming global interconnectedness and the oneness of humanity. This manifests as a pervasive shift in our relationships with ourselves, each other and the world.  For more about our Kinship work on a national level, see:  http://kinshipactivity.org/.

 Local Kinship Activities 

To connect and participate with local spiritual community, please visit SOI-Seattle Kinship, a site for members of  local Sufi orders and friends. The SOI-Seattle Kinship site has been created as a tool to aid our purpose of supporting and helping one another, networking, organizing and participating in service projects that benefit the greater community, socializing, sharing and connecting, and discussing topics of interest. For more information, please contact Naquiba Diane Farber.

 

 Syrian Refugee Relief 

We are working with Salaam Cultural Museum in Seattle to help Syrian refugees by sending clothing and other needed items to bring them help and hope. It’s winter in the Middle East, so warm and waterproof items like jackets, blankets, closed shoes, tents and camping equipment are really appreciated. If you have summer clothing and other warm weather items, please hold on to them, as we have no way to store them until the weather changes. If you’d like to donate such items, details are here: Syrian Refugee Relief Nov 2015. Cash donations are welcome via the Salaam Cultural Museum website, https://salaamculturalmuseum.wordpress.com. Azra Rahim is coordinating our donations; you can reach her here.

Salaam Cultural Museum, , is a charitable non-profit organization originally formed in February 1996 to gather and publish information on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and to promote understanding of the people, cultures, languages, religions, and lands of this region. For the last several years they have been collecting and distributing humanitarian aid and coordinating medical missions to the region. Their current focus is on aiding the displaced Syrians that have fled the violence in Syria to neighboring countries.
 
 The Hope Project 

At many SOI-Seattle activities, donations are offered in support of The Hope Project, a kinship activity of the Sufi Order Ināyati that serves impoverished people in the Nizamuddin neighborhood of New Delhi, India, surrounding the grave of Hazrat Inayat Khan. In the last 20 years the Hope Project has evolved from a simple milk distribution program to a multifaceted community program addressing the health, educational and livelihood needs of the community. Today it runs a community health center, a pre-school nursery, a non-formal school, vocational training courses, a thrift and credit program, and a women’s micro-enterprise unit.

The project has 70 staff members, many of whom come from the community. It is financed largely by private donations from the international Sufi community and other donor agencies. Guided by the spiritual ideals of Hazrat Inayat Khan, the Hope Project is driven by the spirit of service to humanity and respect for all religions.

Donations can be mailed to SOI-Seattle, P.O. Box 30082, Seattle, WA 98113.  Please write:  “The Hope Project”  in your check memo.

 Prison Book Project 

SOI-Seattle participates in the Sufi Order Ināyati’s Prison Book Project. We collect books on spiritual themes and donate them to a local organization that distributes them to prisoners around the country. When requested by someone who is in prison, we send a book by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan from Omega Publications. If you have books to donate, please email us, or phone 206-706-3717.

Donations may be sent to SOI-Seattle, PO Box 30082, Seattle WA  98113.  Please write “The Prison Book Project” in your check memo.


 

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