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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

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

All County Hospital Systems update their visitation policies to not allow visitors to decrease the spread of COVID-19.

Dear Colleagues, Greetings from the chaplain team at John Muir Health! I hope and pray that this note finds you well. You might have heard that John Muir Health along with other healthcare systems in the region has limited visitors to the hospitals in an effort to contain the spread of Covid-19. Currently, only pediatric, [...]

By |2020-04-15T15:52:54-07:00March 19th, 2020|COVID-19, I4C Announcements, Uncategorized|Comments Off on All County Hospital Systems update their visitation policies to not allow visitors to decrease the spread of COVID-19.

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?

Disloyal? A statement from the Interfaith Peace Project and a poem by Reb Irwin Keller, of Cotati

August 27, 2019  Dear Friends,      The rhetoric of the President of the United States cannot be tolerated any longer. The reference to Jews as being "disloyal" if they vote freely is not acceptable regardless of partisan beliefs or convictions. The language of the President is simply and clearly anti-Semitic. This dangerous language compromises the safety [...]

By |2019-08-28T17:48:33-07:00August 27th, 2019|I4C Announcements, I4C Statements, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Disloyal? A statement from the Interfaith Peace Project and a poem by Reb Irwin Keller, of Cotati

The Violence Continues

A statement from the Interfaith Peace Project on the Virginia Beach shooting. The Violence Continues June 4, 2019 Dear Friends,               The latest killings of twelve people in Virginia Beach continues the unfortunate saga of violence that now characterizes life in the United States. The muted responses to this outrageous attack on innocent people and the [...]

By |2019-06-11T17:11:56-07:00June 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Violence Continues

Special Announcement from URI – 2019 Bowes Award goes to Bay Area Interfaith Councils, including ICCCC!

URI, the United Religions Initiative, is pleased to announce that the 2019 Bowes Award will be given to the URI Interfaith Councils of the Bay Area and the Interfaith Center at the Presidio. At a time of rising tensions and increased division among people of different beliefs, the URI Interfaith Councils of the Bay Area and the Interfaith Center at the Presidio are beacons [...]

By |2019-05-26T19:21:30-07:00May 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Special Announcement from URI – 2019 Bowes Award goes to Bay Area Interfaith Councils, including ICCCC!

Welcome Rev. Julius Van Hook, the new Interfaith Juvenile Chaplain for CCC

We'd like to introduce the community to our new Interfaith Juvenile Chaplain, Rev. Julius Van Hook, now serving at the Martinez Juvenile Detention Center and the Orin Allen Boy's Ranch in Byron.  Rev. Van Hook previously served as Supervising Chaplain at the Alameda County Probation Department.  Rev. Julius is ordained by the Church of God [...]

By |2019-03-20T19:15:01-07:00January 9th, 2019|I4C Announcements, Newsletters, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Welcome Rev. Julius Van Hook, the new Interfaith Juvenile Chaplain for CCC

Jew, Christian, Muslim: ‘See the Beloved everywhere’

Jew, Christian, Muslim: 'See the Beloved everywhere' Jun 26, 2018 by Kathy Coffey (reprinted here with permission – original publication: https://www.ncronline.org/news/spirituality/soul-seeing/jew-christian-muslim-see-beloved-everywhere) (Dreamstime/Vladimir Melnik) Nothing in my uber-Catholic background (weekly Mass and confession, memorizing the Baltimore Catechism, strict nun teachers) could have prepared me to participate in a zikr at which Muslim, Jewish and Christian people chanted the name [...]

By |2018-09-12T00:51:43-07:00June 13th, 2018|I4C Announcements, I4C Statements, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Jew, Christian, Muslim: ‘See the Beloved everywhere’

Ramadan Iftars

Bay Area Muslims Take on Hunger in Ramadan Despite all the advances of modernity, hunger is still widespread in the world. Eleven percent of the world’s population, a total of 830 million people, suffer from hunger. Although the U.S. is among the most affluent countries on the planet, the hunger rate here is actually higher [...]

By |2018-05-19T22:32:39-07:00May 19th, 2018|I4C Announcements, I4C Statements, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Ramadan Iftars