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  • Bahá'í Community of Palo Alto
  • Beyt Tikkun Synagogue
  • First Baptist Church Palo Alto
  • First Congregational Church (United Church of Christ) Palo Alto
  • First Evangelical Lutheran Church Palo Alto
  • First Presbyterian Church Palo Alto
  • First United Methodist Church Palo Alto
  • Network of Spiritual Progressives
  • Palo Alto Friends Meeting
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Palo Alto (Catholic)
  • Social Action Committee of the Redwood City Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship
  • Trinity Church in Menlo Park (Episcopal)
  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto
  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Los Gatos
  • West Bay Chapter, Buddhist Peace Fellowship

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AUGUST 11: Join Jews and Quakers in Multifaith Lament and Public Worship On Immigration

IN LIEU OF OUR USUAL "PEACEFUL PRESENCE" ON AUGUST 11, we invite everyone to join in this multifaith vigil and worship:
Sunday, August 11, 6-7:15pm
King Plaza, 250 Hamilton, Palo Alto
Jewish institutions of Palo Alto invite the broader community to a vigil in prayerful protest of inhumane policies toward immigrants in our country. This is part of a national effort that connects the 9th of Av (August 11th), the annual day of mourning over displacement, discrimination and murder of Jews through their history, with the experience of today’s immigrants. 
The Jewish vigil will lead directly into a Quaker Public Worship with a Concern for Immigrants and Refugees, in which participants will gather in silence to listen to the Spirit which guides human affairs and inspires both immediate words and future action.
All community members are warmly welcomed!

Sponsored by T’ruah: Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, in partnership with Bend the Arc South Bay, Multifaith Voices for Peace & Justice, Palo Alto Friends Meeting (Quaker), and Beth Am, Etz Chayim, Keddem, Kol Emeth, Jewish Community Relations Council, National Council for Jewish Women San Francisco, and Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom.

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*PLEASE NOTE: This time of prayer and worship will serve as our August 11 monthly Peaceful Presence, and will be in place of the previously announced Peaceful Presence! However, since an announcement has already been published that the usual Peaceful Presence service will be held at the Palo Alto Friends Meeting at 7 pm, the Meetinghouse will be open at that time for any who wish to gather in a more private setting. Members of the Friends Meeting and the Unitarian Universalist community will be present there.

PHOTO on right: Isaac Penington speaking in Quaker Meeting, ca. 1660  illustration: Violet Oakley, Friends Journal, January, 1997, p. 9


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