This Fall, major interfaith groups in the South Bay Area are sponsoring a gathering for clergy and religious leaders. The gathering, which provides an opportunity for people from several different coalitions to meet together, is being sponsored by the Council of Churches of Santa Clara County, The Interfaith Council on Race, Religion, Economic & Social Justice, The Silicon Valley Conference on Community & Justice, (formerly The National Conference on Christians & Jews), People Acting in Community Together (PACT), and the Local Religion Project of Santa Clara University.
The luncheon will be held Wednesday, September 21, 2005 at 11:30 am in the Williman Room, Benson Memorial Center, Santa Clara University. Optional Luncheon Donation $5.00 – $10.00. The speaker will be Jim Bennett, Assistant Professor Religious Studies Department, Santa Clara University, speaking on How Pluralistic is our Religiously Diverse Society? Lessons from History for Contemporary Politics.
RSVP to the Council of Churches,1710 Moorpark Avenue, San Jose, CA 95128.(408) 297-2660, firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Sponsors:
- The Council of Churches of Santa Clara County is an ecumenical coalition of Christian churches in the county, working together on issues of concern.
- The Interfaith Council on Race, Religion, Economic & Social Justice is sponsored by the South Bay Labor Council, and brings together religious leaders and communities to address issues of justice and public policy.
- The Silicon Valley Conference on Community & Justice, (formerly The National Conference on Christians & Jews) provides groups for interreligious dialogue and understanding, educational and leadership training programs for youth to teach respect and reduce prejudice, conflict and violence prevention and assistance to victims of crime.
- People Acting in Community Together (PACT) is an inter-faith, grassroots organization that empowers everyday people to create community and to address social needs in their neighborhoods.
- The Local Religion Project of Santa Clara University involves studies of religious belief and practice in the South Bay to better understand the diversity and interaction of religious communities in our area.