Arab Israeli Diplomat - Special East Bay Event 2_25.2

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 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 Admission.  RSVP

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Stand up for persecuted Christians in Iraq

Clergy and Religious Leaders Brunch and Briefing on the Plight of the Ezidis

Dear Colleagues, Please join us for Brunch and Briefing on the plight of the Ezidis 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

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I was an American sniper, and Chris Kyle’s war was not my war

Garett Reppenhagen writes: I spent many nights in Iraq, lying prone and looking through a 12-power sniper scope. As a sniper, you only see a limited view between the reticles, and it’s necessary to keep both eyes open to track targets and establish 360 degrees of awareness. I would rotate with my spotter to see

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IFYC Statements on Paris

  Mourning a Loss, Looking Forward Interfaith Leaders Respond to the Attacks in France As France emerges from three horrific days of attacks last week, we at Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) remain deeply saddened by the killing of the victims. Conversations we’ve had this week make it clear that for many of us, this is especially

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World Interfaith Harmony Week Wrap up Prayer Service

+++  World Interfaith Harmony Week Wrap up Prayer Service Sunday, February 8th at 7:00 pm Walnut Creek United Methodist Church Sanctuary 1543 Sunnyvale Ave., Walnut Creek Interfaith Council congregations have been encouraged to host events at their congregation for Harmony Week.  So let us close the week out together.  Come join in prayers for peace,

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Interfaith Peace Program Response to the Brutal Attack and Murder in a Jerusalem Synagogue

A RESPONSE TO THE BRUTAL ATTACK AND MURDER IN A JERUSALEM SYNAGOGUE TUESDAY – NOVEMBER 17, 2014      The massacres in a Jerusalem Synagogue remind us of the necessity to find an end to the hatred and animosity which continues to brew between those seeking legitimate claims to homeland and security. It is in moments

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Showing of the important new documentary “An American Mosque” this Saturday night.

+++  Showing of the new documentary “An American Mosque” Saturday, November 15th at 7:00 pm Walnut Creek United Methodist, Social Hall 1543 Sunnyvale Ave., Walnut Creek An American Mosque  This Wednesday, Nov. 12 “An American Mosque” is screening on KVIE, Channel 6 at 7pm. Some of you may have access to this channel from Sacramento.  

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2014 Annual Meeting on Sunday Night!

Sunday night, the Interfaith Council will be hosting our Annual Meeting at 6:00 pm at Concord United Methodist Church (1645 West Street, Concord – between Clayton Rd. and Concord Blvd.). This is another opportunity to gather together to celebrate the wonderful work we do together and hear reports from our many projects.  We will also

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SOJA Statement on the freedom of speech and academic freedom without retaliation

Freedom of speech and academic freedom without retaliation  By the Social Justice Alliance (A Standing Committee of the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County) The Social Justice Alliance of Contra Costa County supports the full right of every person to freedom of speech and academic freedom without fear of retaliation. On September 12, 2014, the

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A a poem in response to the Interfaith Concert on the International Day of Peace by Max Reif.

INTERFAITH MUSIC By Max Reif Each group has journeyed forth from its home precinct, but today all checkpoints are open, all borders are down. Today there is only the Hall of the Heart, the Language of Love. The dancer’s body speaks with the tongue of God. The Christian may sing of his Christ, the Hindu

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