News from Interfaith Resources

25% off our Interfaith Comfort and Healing

In January, we sent out 2,000 free samples of our Comfort and Healing booklet along with a coupon code for 25% off, expiring May 1st. Little did we know that by May 1st, the need for them would be astronomical. Consequently, we are extending the sale for another two weeks.  (Since our 3rd printing was more expensive, we can't keep this up forever.)

April 25th, 2020|

Finding Words of Encouragement during a shutdown

Lately I've been thinking to myself that everything will be all right in the end. If everything is not all right - this must not be the end. I don't know who said that first. One thing I'm trying during these plague times is to do a little better job of maintaining my own positive attitude. I'm finding three things helpful: 1 -   I'm more grounded on days I have a purpose, someone to help or at least a list. Today, I'm writing this post. 2 -   I feel gratitude when I remember to pray for at least a few of the [...]

April 12th, 2020|

Interfaith Prayers for Healing

Providing spiritual care is being responsive to the religious needs of patients, families and those you serve. This post is a sample of well-known prayers for healing from a diverse group of religions. They are from our Interfaith book of Comfort & Healing , which is organized by topic, and many are also in the Interfaith Prayer Book, which is organized by religion. 

March 28th, 2020|

Compilation of prayers for health care workers

Providing spiritual and emotional care to others in a valuable service. This post is a compilation of prayers to help you connect and comfort healthcare workers who are feeling great stress in theses troubled times.

March 21st, 2020|

March is the Month for Spring Holidays and Celebrations

The Spring Equinox is March 19th. It marks the midpoint between the longest and shortest days of the year. This falls just around the time that many religions, cultures and national groups are holding celebrations. We are celebrating by making our spring Everyone Welcome Flag free shipping. If you want to pick up the door or the thicker garden version, this is the time to do it.

March 15th, 2020|

Our Greeting Cards will Brighten Your Day

My envelope supplier went out of business, but before they did, they put all of their envelopes on sale. So I've switched out boring white envelopes for festive color envelopes for most of my Holiday and Note Cards. To celebrate the upgrade, I'm putting everything on my Greeting Card page on sale for 20% off WITH A COUPON. The Coupon code is CARDS. Just type it in to the coupon box when you get to the shopping cart. (Coupon expires on the 21st of this month) This is a great time to remember friends with a personal note on a real paper card mailed through the mail with a stamp. No e-mail or text can possibly have the same impact.  Now is a perfect time to send thank-you notes to the important people in your life, letting them know how much they mean to you and how they've made your life better.

March 15th, 2020|

Calendar Sale

Dear Friends!  I forgot to remind you all about the beautiful 2020 Multifaith Calendar. Consequently, I have more left than I expected. That means I'm putting them on sale for 20% off for the next week (while supplies last). 2020 Multifaith Calendar This Year's Multifaith Calendar is Lovely.  Both beautiful and educational, the popular Multifaith Calendar carries you through a year of celebration, remembrance and reverence by highlighting the holidays and holy days of 14 different major religions. In addition to listing each special day on the calendar day itself, the publishers have added brief descriptions of each day along the left side of [...]

December 30th, 2019|

Gratitude And Generosity

This week many of us will take time out of our busy schedules to feel grateful for the many good things in our lives. Soon afterwards, we will begin to think about how generous we want to be towards the people in our lives. These two virtues — gratitude and generosity — form a cycle of virtue that can attract love and happiness into our families, or can become an endless cycle of obligation, disappointment and resentment. It all depends on whether you focus on the value of the THING being given and received, or the value of the PERSON who is [...]

November 25th, 2019|

Games for the Holidays

In the next two months there will be multiple opportunities to get family and friends together. Life Dice is a great way to get conversations rolling between generations. Two dice, six questions and six ways to answer create dozens of combinations to get you thinking, talking and laughing together. This is a nice alternative to the annual "what are you grateful for this year."Of course, they are also great ice breakers for office parties, group therapy sessions, and any other time people need a non-threatening way to get to know each other better. All of the questions relate to meaningful experiences and will help people get [...]

November 20th, 2019|

Interfaith Seminary Graduation Gifts on Sale

Interfaith Lapel Pin Our Interfaith Lapel Pins make dignified graduation gifts for both men and women.  Right now, they are on sale for less than $5 each in quantities of 20. We also have gift editions of three interfaith collections of prayers and writings that make are both lovely and make useful reference tools for anyone serving people of diverse faiths. These include the Expanded Interfaith Prayer Book, The Book of Comfort and Healing, and Meditations on the Life to Come.  They are each only $6 a piece at our 20-pack price. Expanded Interfaith Prayer Book Gift [...]

May 1st, 2019|

Happy Holy Weekend – from Interfaith Resources

Last Month several Holy Days fell on or around the first day of Spring. This weekend brings us Buddhist New Year, Christian Good Friday,  and Islamic Laylat al Bara'at on Friday (sorry this is late). Then Jewish Passover starts on Saturday, followed by Christian Easter and Baha'is First Day of Ridvan. Yesterday was the Hindi Hanuman Jayanti. Chapel Flag It is a time of reflection and renewal for all of us. It is also a time to recognize our common connection to the Transcendent, whatever you may call It. This satin Interfaith Pennant was originally designed to go in hospital [...]

April 20th, 2019|

Joyous Naw-Ruz/Now Ruz/Ostara/Holi/Purim/Spring!

The first day of Spring is a special time that is celebrated by many different religions. In a world where religion is often used as an excuse to divide people, now is a good time to focus on our similarities and encourage people to come together. Our "Welcome Everybody" garden flag is an easy way to let people know that everyone is welcome in your home, your place of worship, your university, and yes, your garden. It is also available as a door flag. Both are on sale this week for 15% off. Use coupon code "spring" at checkout. If you would [...]

March 20th, 2019|

Interfaith Promises of Divine Assistance

When you are working to make the world a better place, isn't it nice to know that you are promised Divine Assistance? The first chapter of our "Interfaith Resources Book of Comfort and Healing" focuses on the promises of aid that can be found in the sacred scriptures of every major religion. In context, it is about receiving help in dealing with illness, but the same promises apply to all of us in our daily efforts. Here are ten short quotations that assure us that help is available when we need it. I lift up my eyes to the hills—where does my [...]

February 23rd, 2019|

Prepare for the future – or at least next week

no room in my heart for prejudice t-shirt Next week is Brotherhood/Sisterhood week. This is celebrated in both Canada and the US as a time to encourage people of diverse faiths to discuss differences and to recognize those things that we have in common. It is a time to be united in our human brotherhood and sisterhood. Will you do something this week to celebrate our differences? Perhaps you can open a dialog with someone of another faith? Perhaps you will use this time to look up a holiday or research the history of a faith you currently don't know [...]

February 12th, 2019|

20% off card game

quintessence card game Even in the era of video games, everyone still plays cards. If you have a lobby or other room open the public, you probably have a deck of cards laying around. They give people something to do and an excuse to interact. Playing card games is so important to our culture, that almost everyone has the rules for several card games memorized. If you don't have a deck of cards, you need one. You need this this one. You need the quintessence deck of cards. Though they are arranged just like a regular deck of cards, with [...]

February 8th, 2019|