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Our Hearts are Broken Again – Charleston, SC

OUR HEARTS ARE BROKEN AGAIN The Emmanuel AME Church is a historic African-American church which traces its roots to 1816 and has a rich and deep history in the struggle for civil and human rights. This Church community which has opened its doors to so many people of any or no faith has suffered such

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Chief Arvol Looking Horse Offers Blessings for World Peace and Prayer Day

Chief Arvol Looking Horse Offers Blessings for World Peace and Prayer Day Chief Arvol Looking Horse is a Lakota spiritual leader. Mitakuye Oyasin (all my relations), On this June 21st, 2015 we as the Spiritual People, from the guidance of Great Spirit, will light our sacred fire of 20 years. My heart is heavy as I

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Rohingya Muslims and Bangladeshis fleeing violence in Burma are trapped on boats at sea.

+++  Rohingya Muslims and Bangladeshis in the news: Who are the Rohingyas? Rohingyas are a distinct, Muslim ethnic group mainly living in Myanmar, which is also known as Burma Thought to be descended from Muslim traders who settled there more than 1,000 years ago Also live in Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan In Myanmar, they

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The season for Winter Nights ended May 4th. Thanks to all who helped in any way.

The season for Winter Nights ended May 4th.  Fifteen congregations hosted Winter Nights homeless families, each for two weeks with another 20 helping to feed the 18 families, including 35 children.  We are very thankful for the congregations who supported Winter Nights with their social halls, food, volunteers and donations of supplies, gift cards and

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Celebrating the Journey: An Interfaith Celebration of Our Youth

◊◊◊ Interfaith Council’s Spring Youth Concert: “Celebrating the Journey: An Interfaith Celebration of Our Youth” April 26th, 2015 at 3:00 pm Sufism Reoriented Meeting Room 1300 Boulevard Way, Walnut Creek Join the Interfaith community at an event featuring the music and experience of our young people… Hear from our colleague, Rev. Dr. Charles Tinsley, as he shares

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The Launch of ICAN – The Interfaith Climate Action Network. Join us in raising faith responses to climate change!

+++  Launch of ICAN – The Interfaith Climate Action Network.  Join us in raising faith responses to climate change Wednesday, April 22nd from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Our Savior’s Lutheran Church 1035 Carol Lane, Lafayette Dear (Rev/Rabbi/Pastor/ Admin/Congregant/Friend,) We invite you and other leaders from your congregation and elsewhere to attend our Earth Day

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Interfaith press conference of interfaith and civic leaders on the plight of the Yezidis and other religious minorities in the Levant.

+++  Interfaith press conference of interfaith and civic leaders on the plight of the Yezidis and other religious minorities in the Levant. Congregation Netivot Shalom 1316 University Avenue in Berkeley Wednesday April 15 from 10:30 am to noon.     Dear Religious Leaders, We are writing to invite you join us for a press conference of interfaith and civic

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Ring of Solidarity: Standing with our Muslim Sisters and Brothers in an Age of Discrimination and Hate Acts against Islam

+++  Ring of Solidarity Friday, March 27th from 1:30 to 3:00 pm San Ramon Valley Islamic Center 2232 Camino Ramon, San Ramon Greetings/Salaam/Shalom In response to recent tragic global, national and local events and their profound impact on our own Muslim community, the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County, the Interfaith Council of San Ramon

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Brunch and Briefing on the plight of the Yezidis and other Religious Minorities in Iraq, Syria and the Levant.

+++  Brunch and Briefing on the plight of the Yezidis and what our congregations and communities can do with very little effort to positively impact the lives of this ethnic and religious minority facing genocide in Northern Iraq. Tuesday, March 17, 2015 from 10:00 am to noon Walnut Creek United Methodist Church (Raine Room, use the church office

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This Wednesday, "The Way Forward for the Middle East: A Message from a Christian Arab Israeli Diplomat"

The Jewish Community Relations Council, East Bay Region and The Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County Present: Deputy Ambassador GEORGE DEEK The Way Forward for the Middle casino online East:  A Message from a Christian Arab Israeli Diplomat Wednesday, February 25th 7:30 – 9:00 PM Congregation B”nai Tikvah 25 Hillcroft Way, Walnut Creek No Charge for

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We as people from a diversity of religions, spiritual traditions and sectors of society, gather to manifest our unity as we promote the spirit of community, service and cooperation through the work of the Interfaith Council.

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The Council is able to sustain the Chaplaincy Program and provide these minitries only because of the generous and regular support of people like you and congregations such as yours. These ministries are carried out on your behalf, and would not be possible without your support.

Contributions toward the work of the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County may be sent by check or money order to 1543 Sunnyvale Ave., Walnut Creek, CA 94597. Designations toward one of our programs, including the chaplaincy ministry of the Rev. Dr. Charles Tinsley, may be noted on the memo line.

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