The Parliament of the World’s Religions extends its deepest sympathy to the Coptic Community in Egypt – and wherever it gathers across the globe – for the tragic, hateful, and senseless loss of life at the St. Peter and St. Paul Church in Cairo on Sunday, December 11, 2016. We grieve especially for the families

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Some Things I Learned along the Way … by Fr. Tom Bonacci

Some Things I Learned along the Way … Reflections for the Practice of Interfaith Spirituality by Fr. Tom Bonacci   No One is Born Hating Another Person Because of the Color of Their Skin, or Their Religion. People Learn to Hate and if They Can Learn to Hate, They Can Be Taught to Love, for

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The heat of the day – our duty as citizens.

THE HEAT OF THE DAY Political campaigns, local or national, have a way of bringing out the worst and the best in people participating in the political process. It is said that democracy is messy. Messy as it may seem the right, duty and privilege to vote must not be negated or neglected. Organizations like

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The Pope Commemorates The Reformation That Split Western Christianity

The Pope Commemorates The Reformation That Split Western Christianity One of the greatest rifts in Christianity — between Catholics and Lutherans — isn’t what it used to be. As a sign of those much improved relations, Pope Francis is traveling Monday to Sweden, an overwhelmingly Lutheran country, to kick off a yearlong commemoration of the

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ICCCC Annual Meeting on Sunday, Nov. 6th at 6:00 pm at Walnut Creek United Methodist

◊◊◊  ICCCC Annual Meeting on Sunday, Nov. 6th at 6:00 pm at Walnut Creek United Methodist (1543 Sunnyvale Ave.). Potluck at 6:00 pm Program at 7:00 pm Don’t miss this year’s Annual Meeting, as we will once again hear about the good work of our many programs and we will have a special keynote from

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Dallas and Beyond

           The Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County stands in solidarity with the people of Dallas, Texas as we extend our sympathy, prayers and concern to the families of the police officers who were murdered or injured in the unjustifiable shooting that erupted at the conclusion of a peaceful protest.            

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A Call to Resistance and Recommitment from the Parliament of World’s Religions

A Call to Resistance and Recommitment  from Larry Greenfield Executive Director, Parliament of the World’s Religions The Parliament of the World’s Religions has a focused commitment to address issues of violence. It is one of three critical issues that hold priority in our mission and work. The recent rash of egregious violence has been shocking; not only

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East County Vigil For Peace – August 3rd at 7:30 pm.

◊◊◊  The East County United clergy would like to invite you and your congregations to a Peace Vigil in response to the recent killings across the country and the violence around the world.   Wednesday, August 3rd at 7:30 pm At the Peace Pole in the courtyard of Community Presbyterian Church/First Congregational Church 200 E.

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Muhammad Ali was the greatest in many ways, by Dr. Amer Araim

Commentary: Muhammad Ali was the greatest in many ways (East Bay Times) By Amer Araim, Guest commentary Posted:   07/08/2016 12:00:00 PM PDT | Updated:   a day ago Whether in his life or death, the legendary hero Muhammad Ali has been and will continue to be a role model for his generation and for future generations

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Murder & the Murdered: Dallas, Minneapolis, Baton Rouge.

  Web: Theshalomcenter.org The Shalom Report Murder & the Murdered: Dallas, Minneapolis, Baton Rouge –– OR Martin Luther King + 50?   If there ever were a clear showing of how violence breeds violence, we have just seen it.   The murder of police officers in Dallas was despicable.  And every murder of a Black man or woman

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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.


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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