Is your organization sponsoring an Interfaith event or opportunity in the Bay Area? To have your event listed here, send the information to email@example.com; please include the name, date and time, description, cost (if any) and contact information.
Bay Area events focused on developing and strengthening interfaith relationships.
October 7, 2013- June 20, 2014
What Good Is God?
The Bannan Institute at Santa Clara University invites the public to a series of lectures and facilitated dialogues with scientists, philosophers, literary scholars, engineers, theologians, poets, artists, and educators, to explore the significance of secular and religious culture in civil society; engage the questions and resources of emergent scientific, technological, and religious paradigms; and consider the nature and role of religion within higher education. Sessions are also available online via live stream. For the full listing of events, see the Bannon Institute webpages.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 12:00 noon, San Jose
Human Rights Day In Santa Clara County
Please join the Office of Human Relations, Human Relations Commission, Supervisor Dave Cortese- District 3 office, and Silicon Valley United Nations Association USA to celebrate the International Day of Human Rights. This event, raising awareness of local human rights efforts, is one of many around the world commemorating the 1948 United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Info: contact Sylvia Ramirez at 408-792-2346.
Location: McEntee Plaza, County Government Center, 70 W. Hedding St., San Jose
Thursday, January 9, 2014, 4:00 pm, Morgan Hill
Morgan Hill Interfaith Council
Leaders of religious communities in the Morgan Hill area are invited to join in conversation to develop a mission statement for the interfaith council and to identify possible projects to carry out that mission.
Location: Morgan Hill Community Center, Monterey Highway at Dunne Ave.
Public events sponsored by specific religious groups that may help others understand their tradition and concerns more fully.
Send your events to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Events that address issues of public concern with an alliance of people from different religious traditions.
Saturday, December 14, 2013, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, San Jose
Warm Coat & Soup Ministry
A community project to provide warm coats, other essential supplies, and a warm meal to the needy and homeless in downtown San Jose. Donations are welcomed up to December 13; click here for details.
Location: Grace Baptist Church, 484 E. San Fernando Street, San Jose, CA 95112.
Ongoing opportunities to learn more about other religious traditions from a variety of speakers and activities.
San Jose, Wednesday evenings 7:30- 8:30 pm
Interfaith Devotions and Prayer
Consort with the followers of all religions
in a spirit of friendliness and fellowship.
Bring your earnest prayers, your best-loved devotions, meditations, and scriptures and join us in devotion and prayer for the peace and unity of our families, our communities, our nation, our world. Location: San Jose Bahá’í Center, 945 Willow Street. San Jose CA 95125.
The Dances of Universal Peace meet the First Friday of every Month at 8:00 PM on the Labyrinth under the dome of the First Unitarian Church of San Jose, 130 North Third Street, across from St. James Park. There is free parking on the street and in the parking garage at the corner of St. John Street and Third Street.
ALL ARE WELCOME! Beginners and experienced dancers join the circle together with simple movements and the singing of sacred chants and songs from the many faith traditions of Earth. No experience is necessary - just an open heart and mind.Each dance is taught as we go. Comfortable clothing and footwear are recommended. There is no charge, however, donations are welcome to International Network of the Dances of Universal Peace and the First Unitarian Church.
Matthew Fox has said “The Dances of Universal Peace put into our hearts and bodies the awe of living, the love ot the universe, the experience of community, the delight at the breath we all share, the coming together of cosmos, psyche and deep ecumenism that the human race yearns for today. They provide empowerment to heal and to celebrate, to pray in a curved and cosmological manner, to include body at the center of worship once again.” -Matthew Fox
For more information, contact Patrick Smiley or telephone 408-265-8937 and leave a message with your telephone number.
Walk the Labyrinth
Our Friday labyrinth is the perfect way to begin calming your mind as you greet your well-deserved weekend. If life has you wandering aimlessly in circles, embark on a personal journey that's stood the test of time for thousands of years. Enter the labyrinth and discover that walking in circles can actually put direction back in your life - that the rhythm and simplicity of following a clear path can quiet your mind, help you find balance, facilitate meditation, insight and celebration. Wander aimlessly no more. Come: Walk the labyrinth and discover how truly liberated your mind and spirit can be! All are welcome to enjoy its benefits at no cost. Friday, September 28, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm, Memorial Church, Stanford Quadrangle.
Interfaith Events Calendar
Other Interfaith Events in the wider San Francisco Bay Area are regularly listed on the Presidio Interfaith Center Calendar of Events.