Participating Congregations and Organizations
  • American Muslim Voice
  • 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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September 2014

Guns and Violence in our Communities

When: Tuesday, September 23 2014 @ 07:00 pm - - 08:30pm
Event Type: Sponsored Events
Where: St. Albert the Great, Hospitality Room
1095 Channing Ave.
Palo Alto
Description: As part of Campaign Nonviolence, the Human Concerns Committee of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish will present this forum.

Mark Raffaelli, the Chief of Police from the East Palo Alto Police Department will discuss local strategies, and Jose Betancourt, East Palo Alto resident and parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi parish in East Palo Alto, who also leads the the Restorative Justice Office of the Archdiocese of San Francisco will discuss with us the impact of violence on our community and what programs he is putting in place to provide support to families. In addition, personal reflections from Samantha Moorer, currently a teacher at St. Elizabeth Seton School but in addition a graduate of Seton as well as a life-long resident of East Palo Alto, followed by George Chippendale, a St. Thomas Aquinas parishioner long active in the East Palo Alto community.

Campaign Nonviolence invites us to practice nonviolence towards ourselves and toward all others. As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. put it: nonviolence is “the love that does justice.” How can we help our communities achieve this goal?