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2021 Interfaith Council Retreats!

Nurturing the Beloved Community Postponed until Sunday, Feb. 6th from 3-6 pm online.

Fourth in a 2021-22 series of seven quarterly retreats for everyone, from students to older people of any particular faith or life philosophy, to those with an Interfaith spirituality.

Fourth Retreat postponed from Sunday, September 19th from 3-8 pm, at San Damiano until Sunday, February 6th from 3-6 pm online led Dr. Ejaz Naqvi, Muslim author and Interfaith practitioner.


This retreat will explore Islamic conceptions of the Beloved Community and creating an anti-racist faith communities, and the relationship of Malcolm X with Dr. King and Howard Thurman.

Readings will be shared before the retreat.

Sept. 19th at San Damiano has been postponed until Sunday, February 6th from 3-6 pm online!  – $20-40 sliding scale based on what you can afford. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nurturing-the-beloved-community-retreats-tickets-138845164625

Registration online will conclude February 5th.

After Feb 5th, please email interfaithcccc@gmail.com to register. Give yourself a break! Join us online for an afternoon of conversation, art, silence, music, gardening, journaling, ritual and sharing spiritual practices from different faith traditions.

All are invited to participate. Handouts are included in the fee. A bibliography will be available at the event for further study. See the back side of this flyer for future leaders and themes. (We hope to be able to be back at San Damiano Retreat Center for the Sept. and Nov. retreats.)

Sliding scale and scholarships available for the regular program. Questions can be answered by email at interfaithcccc@gmail.com or by calling Rev. Will McGarvey, Exec Dir. of the Interfaith Council at 925-933-6030.


Third Retreat on November 7th from 3-6 pm online only: Led by Rev. Kamal Hassan, Pastor of Sojourner Truth Presbyterian Church in Richmond, CA. This retreat we will explore Black Church conceptions of the Beloved Community.


You can also make it a weekend retreat, if there is room at the retreat center. If you want to spend more time at San Damiano, you can register either online at sandamiano.org or by phone at the office of San Damiano at 925-837-9141.)

Nurturing the Beloved Community Retreats will continue in 2022 with four more retreats with leaders from other traditions.