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

By |2020-11-19T09:15:32-08:00June 30th, 2020|Anti-Racism Resources, I4C Announcements, I4C Statements|

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 [...]

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ICCCC & SOJA 2020 Statement on the Holy Land

By |2020-07-02T13:40:49-07:00June 27th, 2020|I4C Statements|

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 [...]

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Learning about Juneteenth! Recording now online.

By |2020-06-18T22:36:12-07:00June 18th, 2020|I4C Statements, Raise Your Voice|

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 [...]

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Donations and Volunteer Opportunities during the COVID-19 outbreak

By |2020-09-10T13:17:31-07:00June 10th, 2020|COVID-19, Donations, I4C Announcements, I4C Statements, Volunteer|

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 [...]

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

By |2020-06-10T13:38:12-07:00June 10th, 2020|I4C Announcements, I4C Statements|

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 [...]

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

By |2020-06-10T14:23:07-07:00June 4th, 2020|I4C Announcements, I4C Statements, Raise Your Voice|

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 [...]

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

By |2020-06-03T12:27:11-07:00June 3rd, 2020|I4C Announcements, I4C Statements, Raise Your Voice|

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. [...]

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

By |2020-06-02T13:59:26-07:00June 2nd, 2020|I4C Statements, Raise Your Voice, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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

By |2020-06-01T22:22:37-07:00June 1st, 2020|I4C Statements, Raise Your Voice|

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 [...]

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

By |2020-06-01T17:08:31-07:00June 1st, 2020|I4C Statements, Raise Your Voice|

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 [...]

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