Category Archives: Local

Pluralism Sundays

For the past four years, the First Lutheran Church of San Francisco  has celebrated “Pluralism Summer,” a time to hear from leaders and followers of religious traditions beyond the Christian Circle. This year’s theme is “How Does Your Religious /Spiritual … Continue reading

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Turkey and the Gülen Movement

News reports from Turkey have noted that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has repeatedly blamed the Hizmet (“Service”) movement and its exiled leader Fethullah Gülen for being a “shadow” subversive organization, and the instigators of the recent attempted coup. Erdogan has … Continue reading

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Interfaith Prayer Vigil Responds to Recent Tragedies

It’s been a grim stretch of weeks, filled with reports of terror attacks, police shootings, ambushes, attempted coups and on and on and on. The political cartoon in the San Jose Mercury News showed a woman carrying a newspaper filled … Continue reading

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The INTRAfaith Conversation: Dr. Susan Strouse

After a generally unsatisfying run at, I’ve decided to return to my own blogging platform to allow me more freedom of expression. You can find my older postings, at least for now, under San Jose Interfaith Examiner. The Rev. … Continue reading

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ING site promotes series on First Principles

During this month of Ramadan, which ends around Sunday, July 27,  ING, the nation-wide educational organization with its founding offices in San José, has been publishing a series of reflections on “First Principles of Religion.” Along with their educational Islamic … Continue reading

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Vigil recalls the human cost of Gaza conflict

A small but committed group of local people gathered Thursday evening in the plaza in front of San José City Hall for a Vigil for Peace in Gaza. Organizers Cathy Do, Angela Cortese, Veronica Eldredge and Arinee Rahman asked participants … Continue reading

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Concern for those in the Gaza conflict

SiVIC, ING, and the Parliament of the World’s Religions – three organizations that I respect and work with – have issued statements of concern about the current situation in Gaza. In times of profound conflict, the relationships that have been … Continue reading

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