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Standing in the Pain, a statement from the IPP

By |2020-09-03T17:41:29-07:00September 3rd, 2020|I4C Statements, Raise Your Voice|

Standing in the Pain, a statement from the IPP      As we look back over the past several months, we find it necessary to pause and reflect for a few moments. Our Nation continues to suffer the devastation of Covid-19 and the inadequate response of those in charge of [...]

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The Hiroshima/Nagasaki Accord from the Voices For World Free of Nuclear Weapons

By |2020-08-17T16:32:35-07:00August 1st, 2020|I4C Announcements, Raise Your Voice|

The Hiroshima/Nagasaki Accord from the Voices For a World Free of Nuclear Weapons Here's the document from the 4 organizations that sponsor Voices for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons: Charter for Compassion Parliament of the World's Religions 50 Religions for Peace United Religions Initiative accord Hiroshima 0729 2020   [...]

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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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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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Interfaith Council of Alameda County Condemns Police Brutality & Racism

By |2020-06-01T17:09:37-07:00June 1st, 2020|I4C Statements, Raise Your Voice|

Interfaith Council of Alameda County Condemns Police Brutality and Racism Once again, with the killing of an African-American man George Floyd, by a white Minneapolis police officer, we are reminded that racial injustice often takes deadly form in the United States of America.  In the face of this often-repeated violence against people [...]

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I Can’t Breathe, by Father Tom Bonacci with the Interfaith Peace Project

By |2020-06-01T14:07:08-07:00June 1st, 2020|I4C Statements, Raise Your Voice, Uncategorized|

May 29, 2020 The murdering of George Floyd by the police on the streets of Minnesota reveals, in a most horrific way, the systemic racism that has infected our Nation from its inception. This is not an isolated incident but the latest eruption of a festering disease that demands treatment. [...]

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