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 	Friday 20 May 2011 News From The Coalition, Inc.

Greetings Friends and Members of The Coalition, Inc.,

Join us for the eighth annual INTERFAITH WALK FOR PEACE AND
RECONCILIATION Sunday, 22 May 2011. A Walking Dialogue among Jews,
Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, Sikhs, Hindus, and Others (more
information in ‘THIS WEEK’)

Our free Community Improvement Workshops are back!
Urban Networking with Michael Rice and Leading From The Bottom with
Dr. John Elliott Churchville are scheduled for Tuesday May 24th and
Thursday May 26th respectively. See more detail HERE.
RSVP required. These are very popular workshops and class size is
intentionally limited, so register now! Call Michael Rice at
215.683.4027, 267.303.0653 or Gary R. Adams at 215.387.2734 to RSVP.
We look forward to seeing you there.

For seven years members of The Coalition, Inc. have been working to
build a network for community groups to increase their efficiency,
effectiveness and visibility. We created News From The Coalition, Inc.
to be a news organ to maintain communication, promote cooperation and
inspire collaboration among entities who have the same goals. Since
then we have become international, we wish that all information
pertinent to the betterment of families and communities world wide be
accessible to all the groups concerned. In the same spirit we have
created The Coalition E-group to share information that may not make
it to the weekly E-newsletter.

Please accept this invitation and use this group to share your projects and
concerns with other members and the general public.
Access to The Coalition E-Group can be gained at

The opportunity to become a member of The Coalition Board of Directors
is here again. Members are elected to one-year terms beginning in
January or June. We will be accepting nominations for four additional
board members and to fill any vacated seats to be considered in our
June 2011 elections. So if working with some of the most progressive
minds ever come together for a single cause appeals to you, please
send all nominations with resume’/bio to
Place ‘Nomination’ in the subject line.

~Build your own functioning solar panel using recyclables and simple
in The Coalition group.

The Eighth Annual Weekend Of Peace will be held on July 29th through
31st 2011 at Eastwick, Kingsessing, Simons, Connestoga, Cobbs Creek,
McVeigh and Christy Recreation Ctrs. Lancaster, 60th Street and
Chester Avenue Business Associations and the Episcopal Church of the
Advocate. Additional locations (TBA).

This is an invitation for your organization/institution/business to
participate in this ambitious project. We invite you to contribute in
whatever way you can, we also invite you to take advantage of our
broad platform and set up an exhibit outlining your services to the
community at one of our many event locations. Contributors and
Coalition members: free; Non-contributing businesses: (fee to be
determined). We reserve the right to determine which services are
healthy to the community.

This year we are asking that on Saturday, July 30th 12 noon, every
organization, block and concerned business participate by releasing
symbolic Balloons of Peace and offering prayer in memory of those lost
to the epidemic of violence in our communities.

Coalition members are particularly urged to be involved as The
Coalition, Inc. came into being as a direct result of community
leaders “Communicating, Cooperating and Collaborating” to provide safe
activities and a sense of purpose to our youth. This is not a one
weekend a year event. Programs are launched in recognition of
community needs, and existing programs are brought to the attention of
those people whom they are designed to serve. To join The Coalition,
obtain a Pledge of Commitment by sending request via email or calling 215.387.2734 to request one via
traditional mail.

For more information on the Weekend Of Peace, contact Abdul Malik
Raheem 215.410.2859 email:; or Calvin Johnson

The economy will get worse before it gets better, so The Coalition is
looking to collaborate with all local food banks, organizations and
volunteers to ensure we have the means to identify and distribute
necessities to needy families as the numbers increase. Please contact
us or 215.387.2734

The wicked leader is he who the people despise. The good leader is he
who the people revere. The great leader is he who the people say, 'We
did it ourselves.'  - Lao Tzu

Look for our new website opening soon!

Coalition members are invited to send us a brief description of your
services for our Community Resources page along with your web link if

More and more we must realize that we need each other to attain our
ultimate goals, we must remain focused and open to new and different
ideas and methods. “Communicate… Cooperate… Collaborate.” The
Coalition, Inc. is committed to affecting real change in our
communities, if you are committed, seek collaboration with other
projects that are also committed and use your combined resources to
attain your goals. If you require assistance, we will be happy to
refer you to reputable efforts to collaborate with. Call us
(215.387.2734) or email us at

You may be receiving this E-newsletter because you were referred to us by a
friend. Please confirm your continued interest in receiving this email from
us, or if this E-news is being forwarded to you, and you wish to be placed
on our mailing list please contact us at:

News From The Coalition, Inc.
"Communication, Cooperation and Collaboration"

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