On Saturday evening, May 29, 2010, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm, the San Jose Friends’ Meeting (Quakers) will be hosting an interfaith activist from Southern California along with local religious leaders to explore the work of interfaith and the implications of global interreligious cooperation on local communities.
The theme for the gathering will be “Building a Local Interfaith Movement, with a Global Perspective.” Main speaker for the evening is Anthony Manousos of the Santa Monica Friends’ Meeting, who has been active in interfaith work and attended the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Melbourne last December. He will be joined by a panel of local leaders: the Rev. Ellen Grace O’Brian, Founding Minister and Spiritual Director of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment, San Jose, and member of the Board of Trustees of the Council of the Parliament; Zahra Billoo, Program and Outreach Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), an activist attorney committed to social justice and community; and Rabbi Elisheva Salamo of Keddem Congregation, Palo Alto, who taught Jewish culture at Catholic high schools and also attended the Parliament.
Preceding the program will be a vegetarian dinner, from 5:30-7:00. For more information, call Donna at 650.428.0832. The public is warmly welcomed to attend. A flyer for the event is available here.
Location: San Jose Friends’ Meetinghouse, 1041 Morse Street, San Jose (directions). Ample free parking in large lot across the street.