It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything here- according to my logs, it was sometime back in August. Since that time, I’ve been invovled in some writing projects for other things I do (see www.psybibs.org and bibleworkbench.wordpress.com, if you’re interested), and working on projects for SiVIC (Silicon Valley Interreligious Council).
We had some wonderful events in the Valley to mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Gatherings of the Interreligious Leaders Forum focused on themes of “Forgiveness,” “Thanksgiving,” and the role of the African-American community in the history and present of San Jose. At that latter meeting, we had the chance to tour the exhibit of “The African American Journey,” hosted at First AME Zion Church in San Jose and curated by Clarissa Moore.
Carry the Vision announced plans for a conference on non-violence to be held in October 2012 at Santa Clara University (see the story here), and members of the interfaith community were out in force for the annual Mayor’s Faith Leaders Recognition Breakfast in October.
In December, I had the privilege of introducing Huston Smith, the venerable long-time interfaith scholar as part of the “Engaging the Other” conference that was held at Santa Clara University.
There are some important initiatives that have been announced by SiVIC, and some interesting developments in interreligious work. I’m hoping to find more time to pass them on in this forum. We’ll see how it goes!