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:

Many thanks to our partners at Mt. Diablo UU Church and Rev. Leslie Takahashi for hosting our event. Also, thanks to our many presenters from the faith community.  Names and congregations to be announced during the event.

Thanks to all of our presenters at the Black Lives Are Sacred event this evening:
Rev. Dr. Leslie Taylor First Christian Church DOC, Concord
Rev. Dr. Julius Van Hook, Interfaith Juvenile Chaplain
Rev. Robert Collins, The Centers for Spiritual Living
Rabbi Jill Perlman, Temple Isaiah
Cantor Leigh Korn, Temple Isaiah
Pastor Quentish Davis Wiles, Pittsburg United Methodist Church
Rev. Rodney Lemery
Rabbi Jennie Chabon, Congregation B’nai Tikva
Pastor Chris Williams, The Church at Antioch
Rev. Leslie Takahashi, Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church, WC
Rev. Mantu Joshi, San Ramon Valley UMC
Hazzan Risa Wallach, Former member of ICCCC
Rabbi Dan Goldblatt, Beth Chaim Congregation
Rev. William McGarvey, ICCCC and East County Shared Ministry 

If you missed the Black Lives are Sacred event tonight, please go to the same link as it was shown on and the recording should be there. We will put the recording on the Interfaith Council of CCC’s Youtube channel tomorrow where you will be able to find it well into the future.

Left image:   Right image: Texas Christian University Black Lives are Sacred rally in 2019. 





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 discrimination and police brutality demands resolution. We must face our history and vow to never repeat it. Each person must own this problem and seek to change it with their behavior. As the Interfaith Peace Project states “Each and every person living in this Country must take account of themselves and repent for any racism or bigotry they may harbor in their hearts. Otherwise, countless others will cry out, “I can’t breathe!”  Our pathway forward to heal is through empathy and understanding.


We support:

  • Rep. Barbara Lee’s proposal for a Racial Healing and Truth Commission so we can face our bigoted past

  • The Movement for Black Lives

  • Treating every human being with respect and dignity regardless of the color of their skin, their profession, gender, religion, or political affiliation.

Please print out the enclosed poster and post it at your home, car and business- BE THE CHANGE!


Download the flyer here:  Silence Is Not an Option Flyer