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Black Lives Are Sacred: An Interfaith response to police brutality and economic inequality

Black Lives Are Sacred: An Interfaith response to police brutality and economic inequality Sunday, June 7th at 7:00 pm Livestream event with religious leaders from across Contra Costa County.  Join us Sunday night as we gather online to remember, grieve, shout and sing in response to the murder of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and over [...]

By |2020-06-04T16:07:30-07:00June 4th, 2020|I4C Announcements, I4C Statements, Raise Your Voice|Comments Off on Black Lives Are Sacred: An Interfaith response to police brutality and economic inequality

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.

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

A Reflection from the Christian Traditions: THE DOORS MUST ALWAYS BE OPEN by Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.

THE DOORS MUST ALWAYS BE OPEN (A Reflection from the Christian Traditions) by Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P. The days of Pentecost are fast upon us. For most of us, we are spending the Easter Season sheltered at home. This is a most unusual time and, perhaps, our lives will never be the same. We now have a heightened [...]

By |2020-05-24T12:09:53-07:00May 24th, 2020|I4C Announcements, I4C Statements|Comments Off on A Reflection from the Christian Traditions: THE DOORS MUST ALWAYS BE OPEN by Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.

Prayers from many faiths in an age of fear and pandemic

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Where you have found meaning and support lately? Thanks to Vice-President Terri Moss for these pictures and quotes! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  CHRISTIAN SCIENCE INSPIRATIONAL CITATIONS REGARDING THE CORONA VIRUS   “I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love.  No power in the sky above or in the earth below – indeed, nothing [...]

By |2020-04-15T15:39:39-07:00March 29th, 2020|COVID-19, I4C Announcements, I4C Statements|Comments Off on Prayers from many faiths in an age of fear and pandemic

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 |2020-06-02T15:31:38-07:00March 25th, 2020|COVID-19, Donations, I4C Announcements, I4C Statements, Volunteer|Comments Off on Donations and Volunteer Opportunities during the COVID-19 outbreak