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A Poet Reads Laudato Si by Caroline Knowles

A Poet Reads Laudato Si. by Caroline Knowles of the Interfaith Council, shared at our recent event on the Pope’s new Encyclical, Laudato Si, Care for our Common Home.             I have imagined a man who would not wear red shoes—and asked us all to pray for him. He put on an old pair

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Muslim leaders plan summit on protecting non-Muslims in their midst

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/religion/muslim-leaders-plan-summit-on-protecting-non-muslims-in-their-midst/2016/01/21/c0ff8b80-c08b-11e5-98c8-7fab78677d51_story.html?postshare=1801453435767637&tid=ss_tw-bottom   By Lauren Markoe | Religion News Service January 21 Hundreds of Muslim scholars will meet in Morocco next week to reassert the rights of non-Muslims living among them as Christians and other religious minorities flee extremism across the Middle East for safety and freedom elsewhere.In these times, Muslims must affirm their tradition’s true teachings on tolerance, said

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January 3rd Love Your Muslim Neighbor Panel Video

MDUUC and the  Interfaith Council of CCC would like to thank the panelists for giving their permission to share this video as a resource for encouraging this important conversation in our wider community. The UPF video can be procured and shared at http://www.upf.tv/films/american-muslim-facts/ The Panelists from left to right are Maram Bata (member of the San

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BISHOP OF CALIFORNIA MAKES STATEMENT ON 2016 PRIMATES MEETING

Press Release from the Episcopal Diocese of California BISHOP OF CALIFORNIA MAKES STATEMENT ON 2016 PRIMATES MEETING Challenges primates, encourages following Dr. King’s example of interconnected justice work On the evening of Thursday, January 14, the Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus, bishop of California, issued a statement concerning the actions of the 2016 Anglican Communion Primates

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American Muslim condemn terror op ed

American Muslim condemn terror op ed

American Muslim condemn terror op ed 

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ADL Disturbed by Recent Islamophobic Incidents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Seth Brysk 415-981-3500 Central-Pacific@adl.org ADL Disturbed by Recent Islamophobic Incidents San Francisco, CA, January 14, 2016 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today expressed growing concern about a recent spate of anti-Muslim incidents in Northern California — including harassment in Castro Valley, arson in Tracy, and threats of violence in Richmond —

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Interfaith Joint Statement of Solidarity with the Muslim Community

Interfaith Joint Statement of Solidarity with the Muslim Community For as long as EBHO has existed, people of diverse faith communities have worked together to create a culture where housing is both a human right and a moral obligation, coming to be known as Interfaith Communities United. Across diverse faiths, we have lifted up a

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On Anti-Muslim Rhetoric from SiVIC

On Anti-Muslim Rhetoric The Silicon Valley Interreligious Council is builds interreligious harmony and understanding so as to promote a just and compassionate society in Silicon Valley. (from http://www.sivicouncil.org/blog/?p=741) A couple of months ago in the face of statements that had already been made by many in the political arena that sought to stir up and focus hostility toward

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Sharjeel Hassan, left, and Yusuf  Alwar,, both of Richardson, Texas, holds signs as they stand with supporters outside the Curtis Culwell Center, Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, in Garland, Texas. A muslim conference against terror and hate was scheduled at the event center. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

The Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County forthrightly, unequivocally, and clearly condemns the dangerous and inflammatory rhetoric of Mr. Donald J. Trump in regards to Islam and Muslims.

The Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County December 9, 2015 The Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County forthrightly, unequivocally, and clearly condemns the dangerous and inflammatory rhetoric of Mr. Donald J. Trump in regards to Islam and Muslims. We do so not to engage in political campaigns or endorse or not endorse any particular political

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BISHOP OF DIOCESE OF CALIFORNIA ISSUES STATEMENT

BISHOP OF DIOCESE OF CALIFORNIA ISSUES STATEMENT Calls for transformation of selves, country, through action   The following is a statement from the Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus about the shooting that took place in San Bernardino, California, on December 2, 2015: Advent is the season of hope and expectation. With many religious leaders, I

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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.

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