Interfaith Training Programs

Ongoing 90-minute workshops we offer our Congregations and Partners*

*For health and safety purposes, we are offering our workshops via ZOOM in an online environment.

Most of our programming has been recorded after moving to online meetings during C-19.  To see the recordings on our YouTube Channel – including our Anti-Racism Trainings – please visit here: https://tinyurl.com/I4CYouTubeChannel

Our Interfaith Racial Justice Resources are available here.


Suicide Prevention Workshop for Chaplains and Religious Leaders March 17th, 2021

March 17, 2021 @ 12:30 pm1:30 pm

“If You See Something, Say Something” is a suicide alertness and mental health awareness training which is open to individuals from all walks of life. It teaches participants to recognize the signs of one struggling with suicide or mental health and gives them the tools to help those in need. In a very short time frame, participants are given life-saving tools and skills.  Link to the program in the events calendar.

The free workshop will be taking place on Wednesday, March 17 at 12:30 pm PST. Registration is required, and can be done here: http://geltcharitable.foundation/ICCCC

Defusing Hatred Program

We are still sharing our Defusing Hatred Program…..on zoom for now (Later back in our congregations and community centers). 

Learn nonviolent communication skills in a safe environment and develop tools for responding to uneasy situations and interrupting harassment and hate speech.  Enjoy an informative, visual presentation followed by conversation and hands on experience through role-play.

Available at your congregation or small group by signing up a team from the Interfaith Council. Contact Rev. Will McGarvey below. (Currently available via zoom.)

We host this program with the hope of building communities of care and protection of the vulnerable around us, especially in this time of heightened tension and public acts of aggression.

We will share institutional and personal forms of interruption of cultural oppression, followed by  role-playing different situations to discuss how best to be present for others. We will do a quick survey of history of hate crimes in CCC and then review the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights.

This gathering is offered to congregations and members of the Interfaith Council. For more information, contact Rev. Will McGarvey at 925.597.9797 or eye4cee@gmail.com.  For more information and to see local and regional opportunities to experience this hands on training, visit https://www.interfaithccc.org/the-defusing-hatred-program/

Courageous Conversations Program

Also, a follow up on The Defusing Hatred Program, the Courageous Conversations Program explores Compassionate Listening in a supportive environment, teaching:

  • A way to hear more deeply
  • The necessity to set ground rules
  • Not about changing minds
  • Ability to really hear others and to be heard by others

Everyday Peacemaking Program

Following up on The Defusing Hatred Program, the Everyday Peacemaking Program explores practical ideas for staying in conversation with others, conflict management, and how our spiritual practices help us stay calm in tense situations. Then we break into small groups to create a response to a particular, potential situation.

We host this program with the hope of building communities of care and protection of the vulnerable around us, especially in this time of heightened tension and public acts of aggression. For more information, contact Rev. Will McGarvey at 925.597.9797 or eye4cee@gmail.com.  For more information and to see upcoming dates, visit https://www.interfaithccc.org/introducing-the-everyday-peacemaking-program/

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