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The Defusing Hatred Program

Learn nonviolent communication skills in a safe environment and develop tools for responding to uneasy situations and hate speech.  

Enjoy an informative, visual presentation followed by conversation and hands on experience through role-play

Saturday January 13, 2018 4:00 pm at Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church, 49 Knox Drive, in Fellowship Hall

We host this program, developed by the Interfaith Council and Rev. Will McGarvey, to build communities of care and protection for the vulnerable around us, especially in this time of heightened tension and public acts of aggression. Rev. McGarvey and the Interfaith Council presenters will:

  • Share institutional and personal ways to interrupt cultural oppression
  • Involve role-playing to illustrate how best to be present for the oppressed
  • Review a brief informative history of hate crimes in CCC
  • Invite attendees to share their own thoughts on how we can best work together in support of those oppressed

This gathering is offered to all members of Neighbor to Neighbor  congregations and everyone standing in solidarity with people of all faiths. To help our program planning, please register via email to Terry Clark at apnc.lopc@gmail.com. For more information, contact Terry at terence.clark08@gmail.com.

Neighbor to Neighbor is an East Bay partnership among Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church, San Ramon Valley Islamic Center and Temple Isaiah whose mission is to grow understanding, respect and appreciation for religions of the world through social initiatives that promote deep inter-relationships among individuals of all ages, generations, cultures and beliefs.