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South Bay Interfaith



Breaking Bread Together:
An Interfaith Reunion

September 21, 2006 | Circle of Palms, Downtown San José

[A pdf version of this letter is available]

August 2006

Dear Religious Leader,

Peace and blessings to you and your community.

Last October, over 250 people from diverse religious communities in the South Bay gathered together to celebrate Feasting and Fasting Together: A Family Reunion of All Abraham's Children. Together we shared prayers for peace and understanding among our communities here and around the world, broke bread together, and got a rare opportunity to know one another better and to develop greater respect for one another as people of faith in Silicon Valley.

We are planning to gather again this year on September 21st at 6:00 pm at the Circle of Palms in downtown San Jose for Breaking Bread Together: An Interfaith Reunion. While last year's event focused mainly on the Abrahamic traditions-Judaism, Christianity, and Islam-this year we want to widen the circle to include other religious groups that make up our community.

We invite your congregation, seminary or religious student organization, or religiously affiliated organization to join us in planning and preparing for this event as a Sponsoring or Participating Organization. Sponsoring and Participating Organizations will be listed on our website, publicity and in the program. Application forms for both types of participation accompany this letter.

Our gathering is intended to be joyous-a family reunion, not a political rally- and so we ask that there be no political agendas, no petitions, posters or demonstrations. We want the wider community to know that we will not permit our differences of opinion divide us from each other.

Details of the gathering will be posted at our website,, as they become available. If you are interested in participating or want more information, contact us at, or telephone the Council of Churches at 408-297-2660.

We hope to hear from you soon, and look forward to seeing you at the Circle of Palms on September 21st!

SouthBay Interfaith Steering Committee


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