Tag Archives: Silicon Valley Interreligious Council

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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Bathing the Buddha in Santa Clara County

I had the opportunity this weekend to attend two different versions of the “bathing the Buddha” ceremony on Saturday, one at the Chung Tai Zen Center of Sunnyvale and the other sponsored by the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation. Both groups … Continue reading

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We’re back (I hope!)

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 http://www.psybibs.org and bibleworkbench.wordpress.com, if you’re … Continue reading

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Community Vigil in Japantown

Thursday evening, several hundred people gathered in front of the Buddhist San Jose Temple Betsuin to remember the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and to pledge their support for relief and rebuilding efforts in that country. The … Continue reading

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A Rousing Start for Silicon Valley Interreligious Council

It’s about time I posted something about the inaugural assembly of the Silicon Valley Interreligious Council, which took place last Sunday– Nearly 200 people gathered at Santa Clara University to celebrate the creation of the Silicon Valley Interreligious Council (SiVIC). … Continue reading

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Welcome a new Interreligious Council

On Sunday, March 6, the San Francisco Bay Area will welcome its newest interfaith organization, the Silicon Valley Interreligious Council. Though the South Bay has a long history of collaborative work and mutual appreciation among the varied religious communities in … Continue reading

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Celebration and Prayers for the People of Egypt

Many in the Bay Area have followed recent events in Egypt closely, watching as the Egyptian people came together to topple the government of Hosni Mubarak. Among the stories coming out of that effort were scenes of Egyptian Christians and … Continue reading

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