Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Patrick McCollum Foundation Awards Grant for Interfaith Work

Press Release



Date:          April 11, 2012

From:         M. Macha NightMare (Aline O’Brien)

Contact:, 415 454-4411

            The Patrick McCollum Foundation has awarded a grant to M. Macha NightMare (Aline O’Brien) in support of her work in interfaith relations.
            As a National Interfaith Representative of the Covenant of the Goddess (CoG), and as an individual Pagan, Macha has been actively involved with Marin Interfaith Council, the Interfaith Center of the Presidio, and other interfaith organizations.  She participates in the Marin Interfaith Street Chaplaincy’s annual Thanksgiving program for Marin County’s homeless population, as well as its annual memorial for those who died in the streets.  Currently she is collaborating on Beyond Memorial Day: Understanding the Hidden Wounds of War, a conference focusing on the spiritual needs of returning military veterans and their families, under the overall aegis of the Interfaith Center of the Presidio.
            “I take the words of Swiss Roman Catholic theologian Hans Kung seriously when he says, ‘There will be no peace among nations until there is peace among religions.  And there will be no peace among religions until there is dialogue among religions.’  My life has been enriched by my friendships with my interfaith colleagues of many different religions.  I am both proud and humbled by this award,” says Macha.
            The Patrick McCollum Foundation’s work “focuses on seeing the sacred within each and every human being and bringing together people of all spiritual paths, to work together toward global sustainability and world peace.”
            Macha reports on her activities on her blog, The Broomstick Chronicles, and on CoG’s interfaith blog.  For more information, contact Macha NightMare at or 415 454-4411.

1 comment:

Chas S. Clifton said...

Congratulations! Will you use the grant towards the conference?