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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.

Interfaith Council of Alameda County Condemns Police Brutality & Racism

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 of color including Ahmaud Arbery, [...]

By |2020-06-01T17:09:37-07:00June 1st, 2020|I4C Statements, Raise Your Voice|Comments Off on Interfaith Council of Alameda County Condemns Police Brutality & Racism

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

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. Each and every person living [...]

By |2020-06-01T14:07:08-07:00June 1st, 2020|I4C Statements, Raise Your Voice, Uncategorized|Comments Off on I Can’t Breathe, by Father Tom Bonacci with the Interfaith Peace Project

Faith Communities & The 2020 Census

Dear Friends, As the 2020 Census process gets started, we want to acknowledge the level and extent of fear that many of our communities are feeling in the run-up to this year’s census. The leadership and ability to help all of our communities’ members overcome this fear will largely fall on the shoulders of respected faith leaders. The [...]

By |2020-04-14T13:16:34-07:00February 13th, 2020|I4C Announcements, I4C Statements, Raise Your Voice, Volunteer|Comments Off on Faith Communities & The 2020 Census

Notes and Links from our Educational Event on Kashmir & the Uighur Muslims of China

If you missed the event, or want to watch a recording of the event from 7:20 pm on – please go to this link! https://boxcast.tv/view/understanding-kashmir-and-the-plight-of-the-uighur-muslims-in-china-966483 Video of Imam Malik's presenter on the Uighur Muslims crisis in China: https://youtu.be/O_PoZCG9DEo Malik Mujahid – malik@soundvision.com Sound Vision website – https://www.soundvision.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Uyghur Crisis Slides Kasim-TumanDownload Kasim Tuman – ktuman@gmail.comKasim lives in San Ramon with [...]

By |2020-01-06T23:42:10-08:00January 2nd, 2020|I4C Announcements, I4C Statements, Raise Your Voice|Comments Off on Notes and Links from our Educational Event on Kashmir & the Uighur Muslims of China

Standing Together Against Hate

Thank you Father Tom Bonacci and the Interfaith Peace Project for this statement.  STANDING TOGETHER AGAINST HATE On December 28, 2019, a day on which the Christian Community observes the “slaughtering of the Holy Innocents,” a man with a history of mental illness viciously attacked people gathered inside the home of a Rabbi observing the Seventh Night [...]

By |2020-01-04T15:18:43-08:00December 30th, 2019|I4C Announcements, I4C Statements, Raise Your Voice|Comments Off on Standing Together Against Hate

Want to work on the reunification of families separated at the border?

An idea for working for the reunification of families separated at the border is a letter campaign begun by Judy Feins at Temple Isaiah in Lafayette.  Here's a draft letter you can send to your elected leaders. letter to faith groups re children-final Dear _______________: We are writing to you on behalf of a growing [...]

By |2019-11-02T22:12:41-07:00November 2nd, 2019|I4C Announcements, I4C Statements, Raise Your Voice, Uncategorized, Volunteer|Comments Off on Want to work on the reunification of families separated at the border?

Has your congregation thought about hosting a Blood Drive? Now is the time!

Vitalant supports 45 hospitals in the Bay Area with their blood supply.  We are a non-profit, community based organization that runs 100’s of blood drives a month to keep up with patient needs.  The winter season can be a challenging time for collecting blood donations, due to factors such as the cold and flu season, [...]

By |2019-10-26T13:29:07-07:00October 26th, 2019|I4C Announcements, I4C Statements, Raise Your Voice, Volunteer|Comments Off on Has your congregation thought about hosting a Blood Drive? Now is the time!