A statement from the Interfaith Peace Project on the Virginia Beach shooting. The Violence Continues June 4, 2019 Dear Friends, The latest killings of twelve people in Virginia Beach continues the unfortunate saga of violence that now characterizes life in the United States. The muted responses to this outrageous attack on innocent people and the [...]
Special Announcement from URI – 2019 Bowes Award goes to Bay Area Interfaith Councils, including ICCCC!
URI, the United Religions Initiative, is pleased to announce that the 2019 Bowes Award will be given to the URI Interfaith Councils of the Bay Area and the Interfaith Center at the Presidio. At a time of rising tensions and increased division among people of different beliefs, the URI Interfaith Councils of the Bay Area and the Interfaith Center at the Presidio are beacons [...]
We'd like to introduce the community to our new Interfaith Juvenile Chaplain, Rev. Julius Van Hook, now serving at the Martinez Juvenile Detention Center and the Orin Allen Boy's Ranch in Byron. Rev. Van Hook previously served as Supervising Chaplain at the Alameda County Probation Department. Rev. Julius is ordained by the Church of God [...]
Jew, Christian, Muslim: 'See the Beloved everywhere' Jun 26, 2018 by Kathy Coffey (reprinted here with permission – original publication: https://www.ncronline.org/news/spirituality/soul-seeing/jew-christian-muslim-see-beloved-everywhere) (Dreamstime/Vladimir Melnik) Nothing in my uber-Catholic background (weekly Mass and confession, memorizing the Baltimore Catechism, strict nun teachers) could have prepared me to participate in a zikr at which Muslim, Jewish and Christian people chanted the name [...]
Bay Area Muslims Take on Hunger in Ramadan Despite all the advances of modernity, hunger is still widespread in the world. Eleven percent of the world’s population, a total of 830 million people, suffer from hunger. Although the U.S. is among the most affluent countries on the planet, the hunger rate here is actually higher [...]
Area Leaders Share Solidarity with the Jewish Community in Response to the Bomb Threats and Vandalism of Cemetaries
The Interfaith Council of Contra County, together with the leaders of all faiths it represents, is deeply concerned for our brothers and sisters in the American Jewish community and want them all to know that we stand in solidarity with them. The recent threats, assaults, personal attacks, and acts of desecration and vandalism directed at [...]