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Interfaith Racial Justice Resources & Invitation to a 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge

Interfaith Racial Justice Resources How do you create a new habit?  They say it takes 21-days of practice to create a new habit, so some anti-racism trainers have created their own versions of a 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge. We encourage you to choose one of these, or one of the others you may find online [...]

By |2020-07-01T20:37:01-07:00June 30th, 2020|Anti-Racism Resources, I4C Announcements, I4C Statements|Comments Off on Interfaith Racial Justice Resources & Invitation to a 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge

ICCCC & SOJA 2020 Statement on the Holy Land

ICCCC & SOJA 2020 Statement on the Holy Land The Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County and our Social Justice Alliance believe that all sovereign nations must stand for human rights and equal treatment of all people with human dignity and respect for their cultural and religious traditions. As a matter of immediate urgency, the ICCCC and SOJA remain anxious about [...]

By |2020-06-27T16:34:04-07:00June 27th, 2020|I4C Statements|Comments Off on ICCCC & SOJA 2020 Statement on the Holy Land

Learning about Juneteenth! Recording now online.

Learning about Juneteenth! An Interfaith online gathering to explore the history, promise and disappointment of Juneteenth:  America’s 2nd Independence Day commemorating the Emancipation Proclamation. Thursday, June 18th at 7:00 pm The recording can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIJj8MC0Dyo&feature=share Join religious leaders from the East Bay as we gather to share what Juneteenth means to us this year, [...]

By |2020-06-18T22:36:12-07:00June 18th, 2020|I4C Statements, Raise Your Voice|Comments Off on Learning about Juneteenth! Recording now online.

Donations and Volunteer Opportunities during the COVID-19 outbreak

The County needs 50 volunteers to help! Hello Community Partners, Covid 19 - Food Delivery Volunteer Opportunity Duties and Schedules: Noon to 2:00 PM -  Volunteer will serve as a Loader only   Noon to 5:00 PM – Volunteer will serve as a Loader PLUS as a Ride-Along Box Unloader Need to report by 11:45 [...]

By |2020-06-11T09:13:16-07:00June 10th, 2020|COVID-19, Donations, I4C Announcements, I4C Statements, Volunteer|Comments Off on Donations and Volunteer Opportunities during the COVID-19 outbreak

A Message On Civil Rights, from Rabbi Daniel Stein, Cong. B’nai Shalom, WC

Dear Friends, Like many of you, I have spent the past week grieving the brutal death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer. Reflecting on this tragic injustice, the Rabbinical Assembly released a statement that reads, in part: "We join in the collective call for peace and reflection during civil unrest, [...]

By |2020-06-10T13:38:12-07:00June 10th, 2020|I4C Announcements, I4C Statements|Comments Off on A Message On Civil Rights, from Rabbi Daniel Stein, Cong. B’nai Shalom, WC

Black Lives Are Sacred: Postponed to Monday Night at 7 pm with a new link

Black Lives Are Sacred: An Interfaith response to police brutality and economic inequality New Link We had a wonderful online event on Monday night.  Thanks for being patient after our technical difficulties. The recording is at the same link, below! View the Recording at this new link: https://boxcast.tv/view/monday-interfaith-service-550079 Many thanks to our partners at Mt. Diablo [...]

By |2020-06-10T14:23:07-07:00June 4th, 2020|I4C Announcements, I4C Statements, Raise Your Voice|Comments Off on Black Lives Are Sacred: Postponed to Monday Night at 7 pm with a new link

Silence Is Not An Option! A statement from the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County

SILENCE IS NOT AN OPTION!   We are grieving at the horrible murder of George Floyd on the streets of Minnesota and the outbreak of chaos throughout our country in response to this awful event.  This is not an isolated incident and the unleashing of anger and protest is warranted. This festering disease of racial [...]

By |2020-06-03T12:27:11-07:00June 3rd, 2020|I4C Announcements, I4C Statements, Raise Your Voice|Comments Off on Silence Is Not An Option! A statement from the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County

San Francisco Bay Area Religious Leaders Condemn the Killing of George Floyd and Structural Racism

San Francisco Bay Area Religious Leaders Condemn the Killing of George Floyd and Structural Racism As religious leaders of diverse traditions we understand human life to be the greatest and most sacred gift endowed by our Creator. Inherent in that gift is the inalienable right to live freely and not in fear. The May 25, 2020 [...]

By |2020-06-02T13:59:26-07:00June 2nd, 2020|I4C Statements, Raise Your Voice, Uncategorized|Comments Off on San Francisco Bay Area Religious Leaders Condemn the Killing of George Floyd and Structural Racism

ChI Statement following the death of George Floyd from Rev. Ineda Adesanya

Greetings Friends,   The mission of The Chaplaincy Institute is to educate and empower individuals for innovative interfaith service and spiritual care that heals and transforms the world. As is so evident by the events in Minneapolis and around our country, our world is in more need of healing than ever, and we at ChI [...]

By |2020-06-01T22:22:37-07:00June 1st, 2020|I4C Statements, Raise Your Voice|Comments Off on ChI Statement following the death of George Floyd from Rev. Ineda Adesanya

Reflections by URI’s Executive Director the Rev. Victor H. Kazanjian, Jr.

Manifesting Love and Justice by Dismantling White Supremacy In response to the killing of George Floyd, the latest victim of racist violence against persons of color in the United States, Melanie DeMore, vocal activist and friend of URI, wrote on Facebook, “I feel the pain of loss deep in my bones. Another innocent lost…blatant brutality.” [...]

By |2020-06-01T17:08:31-07:00June 1st, 2020|I4C Statements, Raise Your Voice|Comments Off on Reflections by URI’s Executive Director the Rev. Victor H. Kazanjian, Jr.