SiVIC Newsletter- June 2017

SiVIC Newsletter

The newsletter for June 2017 includes articles on the Unity Rally held on June 10, the upcoming SiVIC Forum on “I Am the Other: Countering Stereotypes, Religious Illiteracy, and Hate Speech,” and our Multifaith calendar of religious observances and listing of interfaith opportunities.

See the June issue here.

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SiVIC Newsletter- July 2017

Silicon Valley Interreligious CouncilThe newsletter for July 2017 includes the upcoming SiVIC Forum on “I Am the Other: Countering Stereotypes, Religious Illiteracy, and Hate Speech,” an Interreligious Conference: Faith and Service at the Jain Center, a Dessert Gala for Yezidi Relief and our Multifaith calendar of religious observances and listing of interfaith opportunities.

See the July issue here.

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SiVIC Newsletter- September 2017

Silicon Valley Interreligious CouncilThe newsletter for September 2017 includes 11 Days of Global Unity, the 2017 SiVIC Assembly and Forum, International Day of Peace, Meet a Muslim, Walk to Feed the Hungry, and our Multifaith calendar of religious observances and listing of interfaith opportunities.

See the September issue here.

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SiVIC Interreligious Leaders Forum: Housing

Interreligious Leaders Forum

Join SiVIC and On the Table Silicon Valley for a Conversation on our housing challenges on Sunday, November 5th at 2:30pm at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1100 Shasta Avenue in San Jose.

Housing issues touch every family in our faith community. This November, all of Silicon Valley will be in conversations sharing our concerns, experiences and solutions to the area’s housing challenges. Do you wonder: will my children be able to live here? Can the valley continue to grow? What is the best way to address homelessness? It’s time we talk.

As part of a valley-wide effort to listen deeply and learn from each other, our November Forum engages with the people in our area through On The Table sponsored by Silicon Valley Community Foundation. We can participate by adding our own stories and ideas at the SiVIC Forum.

Silicon Valley Community Foundation will survey participants for a report of the concerns and solutions that are raised. The report will be made public and used for grant making and policy decisions in our area. Add your voice to the mix and learn how to join local efforts to solve our housing crisis.

Contact: Carol Stephenson with On the Table at cstephenson@me.com or 408-480-4367
RSVP: rsvp@sivicouncil.org

SiVIC Interreligious Leaders Forum: Women and Religion

Interreligious Leaders Forum

Join SiVIC for a Conversation on Women and Religion on Sunday, December 10th, 2017, at 2:30pm at the Pacifica Institute, 1257 Tasman Drive Suite B, Sunnyvale, CA 94089

This panel will discuss the unique relationship between religion and women, discussing topics such as stereotypes held about female faith practitioners, women’s rights, prominent women figures in faith traditions, and unique challenges women of faith face in their daily lives.

Speakers:
Buddhist: Tenzin Chogkyi
Christian: George McDonnell
Hindu: Sulochina Lulla
Jew: Rabbi Amy Eilberg
Muslim: Maha Elgenaidi

Bios and pictures: https://ing.org/ing-speakers/

Contact: Kate Chance, Islamic Networks Group (ING), 408-296-7312 x 190 (o) |
352-316-2172(m). kate@ing.org
RSVP: rsvp@sivicouncil.org

Ecology and Religion

Join SiVIC and speakers from the ING Speakers’ Bureau for a panel discussion on Ecology and Religion. (Note change from previously announced topic.)

Environmental degradation and climate change have become major global concerns that threaten human existence on this planet. While environmental issues are a new concern in the form they present themselves today, religious traditions have long addressed the question of how humanity relates to and interacts with the environment. This panel highlights each religion’s teachings about conservation and environmental preservation.

Speakers:

  • Facilitator: Kate Chance
  • Buddhist: Wesley Mukoyama
  • Christian: Joy Aspenall
  • Hindu: Madhu Kopalle
  • Jewish: Harry Cornbleet
  • Muslim: Azmat Tanauli

PLEASE RSVP: rsvp@sivicouncil.org

Upcoming SiVIC Interreligious Leaders Forums: Save the Dates

Interreligious Leaders Forum

Please save the dates for our upcoming SiVIC Interreligious Leaders Forums, held on a Sunday from 2:30pm to 4pm at a variety of locations around Santa Clara County.

4/8/2018      Cancelled

5/6/2018      Yoga Beyond the Mat: The Ultimate Goal, Location information TBD

Contact: Rev. Joy-Ellen Lipsky  408-513-4418, Joy-Ellen@sivicouncil.org
RSVP: rsvp@sivicouncil.org

SiVIC Interreligious Leaders Forum – February 2018

 SiVIC Forum February 2018:
Mindfulness: Buddhist Psychology

February 11, 2018, 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Chung Tai Zen Center
750 E. Arques Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 95125 

Join us for a discussion with Abbot Jian Hu of the Chung Tai Zen Center and Caroline C. Fleck, Ph.D. on Mindfulness in Modern Psychology and the Buddhist Analysis of the Mind.​

Buddhist mindfulness concepts and meditation techniques have become an important part of certain western psychology disciplines. Therapies developed with mindfulness at the core are found to be quite effective over traditional methods. In this interreligious forum we first invite Dr. Caroline Fleck, a clinical psychologist and Stanford instructor, to give an introduction to how mindfulness is applied in modern clinical psychology. Ven. Jianhu will then give an overview of the Yogacara School in Buddhism, which analyzes consciousness in detail and form a “Buddhist psychology” that is completely independent of western psychology. We hope that this type of exploration can help all of us gain a broader perspective on how our mind works.

PLEASE RSVP: rsvp@sivicouncil.org