About Us

Who We Are

The Kingston Interfaith Council (KIC) is a gathering of religious and spiritual leaders from diverse organizations in Kingston, NY whose mission is to foster partnerships in order to increase understanding and provide a collective moral response to the concerns of our community. 

Membership in the KIC is open to any religious/spiritual leader within the greater Kingston area who desires to share in the work of the Council.  “Leader” is defined in whatever way their community defines it and can include lay representatives.  Annual dues are $100.00 per organization to further the work of the KIC.  

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What We Do:

       Our 6-Pillar Mission

We fulfill our mission through these on-going activities and engagements. The illustrative list below is a sample of our work.

 
 
Foster Interreligious/Spiritual Relations
  • Monthly Meetings

  • Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

  • MLK Celebration & Prayer Breakfast

  • Sukkoth Shalom (Shelter of Peace)

  • Baccalaureate Service for Kingston HS

  • Community Picnics

Engage in Social Justice Action
& Public Rituals of Resistance & Support
  • Anti-racism work

  • Community—Police relations

  • Immigrant rights, protection & support 

  • Gun Violence

  • Restorative Justice

  • LGBTQ Inclusion

  • Anti-Semitism, Islamaphobia and other forms of discrimination

 

Create Community Partnerships
& Increase Access to Resources

(see list below)

Provide Leadership Training
& Education  
  • Acute Traumatic Stress Management (ATSM)

  • Undoing-racism Workshops

 

Care for the Earth & Environment
  • Community discussions on climate change

  • Green energy resources

  • Plastic Bag Repurposing Initiative

 

Work for Human Health & Welfare
  • Food security  (Hunger Walks, Backpack Program)

  • Affordable Housing

  • Shelter

  • Health Care

  • Addiction Recovery

  • Domestic Violence

  • Women’s Education & Empowerment

  • Community Mediation

  • Warming Center

We believe that diversity is the key to a sustainable community.

 

We Need Your Support Today!

Civil Service

Agencies

click to be directed to their website

Ulster County Sheriff's Office

Ulster County Law Enforcement Center

380 Boulevard, Kingston, NY 12401

(845) 340-3590

Office of Ulster County Executive

County Office Building, 6th Floor

244 Fair St., Kingston, NY 12401

(845) 340-3800

City of Kingston & Mayor

420 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401

(845) 334-3902 

United States Congress

265 Clinton Ave., Kingston, NY 12401

(845) 443-2930

New York State Assembly

Governor Clinton Bldg. Suite G-4

1 Albany Ave., Kingston, NY 12401

(845) 338-9610

Emergency

Response

We care about your safety and health. If you have an emergency, please contact:

 

Warming Center - Ulster Co

80 Elmendorf St., Kingston, NY 12401

Open during the night when the temperature outside

is below 32 degrees

Kingston Police Department

​1 Garraghan Drive, Kingston, NY 12401

Dial 911

Kingston Fire Department

19 East O'Reilly Street, Kingston, NY 12401

Dial 911

Department of Social Services (DSS)

845-334-5000

Mental Health Crisis Hotline

845-277-4820

Family of Woodstock

845-679-2485

Kingston Interfaith Council

Fostering partnerships in order to increase understanding and provide a collective moral response to the concerns of our community. 

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