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Monthly Interfaith Dialogues (Yes, you are invited!)

◊◊◊  Monthly Interfaith Dialogues (Yes, you are invited!) March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1 Walnut Creek United Methodist Church Wesley Room, Education Wing (in the back) to the right of the office 1543 Sunnyvale Ave. Walnut Creek The monthly meeting of the Interfaith Council is the First Thursday of the month (except July)

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UN Interfaith Harmony Week in India

URI South India Region concluded UN Interfaith Harmony Week with a “Human Wall of Love”. We want to defend peace by breaking the walls of hatred. Hundreds of students and CC leaders joined the party in reaction to all forms of evil and violence.  

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Pacifica Institute statement on the Muslim Bans

We are deeply concerned with President Trump’s recent executive order, which temporarily restricts travel to the US from seven Muslim-majority nations. This ban prevents those refugees who have already undergone rigorous vetting from seeking refuge in the US, denying even the most vulnerable and traumatized victims of the Syrian civil war. This unilateral measure has

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Ring of Solidarity – Standing with Muslims in Walnut Creek

Ring of Solidarity – Standing with Muslims in Walnut Creek Friday, February 3rd 2017 Walnut Creek Islamic Center 2449 Buena Vista Ave., W.C. Gathering between 12:30 and 1:00 pm. (please carpool and park on the street) Prayers begin at 1:30 for those who desire to pray. After prayers, we will hear from members of the Islamic

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Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County Responds to the Recent Ban of Muslims

Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County Responds to the Recent Ban of Muslims Sunday, January 29, 2017 “You must not oppress foreigners. You know what it’s like to be a foreigner, for you yourselves were once foreigners in the land of Egypt.” – Exodus 23:9 The Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County condemns the recent

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Faith-based and humanist groups call on government to reaffirm American values

Faith-based and humanist groups call on government to reaffirm American values “Although the U.S. is a nation of immigrants and has a long history of welcoming refugees from diverse lands, we also have a history of different periods of xenophobia and exclusion, including the Chinese Exclusion Act, the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II,

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Pacifica Institute Denounces Recent Bomb Threats to Jewish Centers

As the members of the Pacifica Institute, we were deeply saddened and disturbed by the news of the recent bomb threats to Jewish Centers in the Bay Area and across the nation. We want to emphasize now more than ever that we stand together with our Jewish brothers and sisters to actively oppose any form

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The Parliament of the World’s Religions extends its deepest sympathy to the Coptic Community in Egypt – and wherever it gathers across the globe – for the tragic, hateful, and senseless loss of life at the St. Peter and St. Paul Church in Cairo on Sunday, December 11, 2016. We grieve especially for the families

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Some Things I Learned along the Way … by Fr. Tom Bonacci

Some Things I Learned along the Way … Reflections for the Practice of Interfaith Spirituality by Fr. Tom Bonacci   No One is Born Hating Another Person Because of the Color of Their Skin, or Their Religion. People Learn to Hate and if They Can Learn to Hate, They Can Be Taught to Love, for

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The heat of the day – our duty as citizens.

THE HEAT OF THE DAY Political campaigns, local or national, have a way of bringing out the worst and the best in people participating in the political process. It is said that democracy is messy. Messy as it may seem the right, duty and privilege to vote must not be negated or neglected. Organizations like

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Mission Statement

We as people from a diversity of religions, spiritual traditions and sectors of society, gather to manifest our unity as we promote the spirit of community, service and cooperation through the work of the Interfaith Council.


The Council is able to sustain the Chaplaincy Program and provide these minitries only because of the generous and regular support of people like you and congregations such as yours. These ministries are carried out on your behalf, and would not be possible without your support.

Contributions toward the work of the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County may be sent by check or money order to 1543 Sunnyvale Ave., Walnut Creek, CA 94597. Designations toward one of our programs, including the chaplaincy ministry of the Rev. Dr. Charles Tinsley, may be noted on the memo line.

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