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Odyssey Networks Welcomes First Non-Abrahamic Faiths to Membership

By: on Oct. 30, 2010

New York, New York (October 13, 2010) For the first time since its founding in 1987, Odyssey Networks has opened its membership to faith groups and individuals beyond the Abrahamic faith traditions. The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (Hare Krishna), represented by, Anuttama Dasa, the Baha’i Faith, represented by Glen Fullmer, and one individual member Sikh, have recently joined, along with ten new organizations and five individual members. These newcomers will join 57 faith groups and organizations on Odyssey’s roster of multi-faith members. As the nation's largest multi-faith coalition, Odyssey is dedicated to building bridges of understanding among different faith traditions through the production and distribution of media.

The new organization members are America’s Quilt of Faith, College of Saint Elizabeth, Fellowship in Prayer, Global Peace Initiative of Women, Life Focus Communications, The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, Mercy Street, National Board of Mothers, North American Association for the Catechumenate and Unity Productions Foundation.

The new individual members are Brian Finnerty, President of the New York Chapter of the Religion Communicators Council and the Communications Officer for Opus Dei US; Tim Frakes, award winning videographer, video producer, script writer and editor; Ann Hafften, US Coordinator for the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel, a ministry of the World Council of Churches; Ralph Singh Sikh, author, teacher and community builder; and Debra Goshner Vinik, founder and CEO of Diva Communications and an award-winning video producer for the New York Board of Rabbis

To learn more about membership in Odyssey Networks, visit

Odyssey Networks is the largest multi-faith coalition in the United States dedicated to producing and distributing media that promotes peace and tolerance and addresses issues of social justice. Established in 1987, Odyssey Networks is a service of the National Interfaith Cable Coalition, Inc. For more information visit

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