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Participating Congregations and Organizations
  • American Muslim Voice
  • Beyt Tikkun Synagogue
  • 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)
  • Trinity Church in Menlo Park (Episcopal)
  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto
  • West Bay Chapter, Buddhist Peace Fellowship

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Notes of Friendship and Solidarity to Local Mosques and Islamic Centers

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Send notes of encouragement and peace to your local mosques and Islamic centers. This simple yet beautiful idea comes from the Shoulder-to-Shoulder Campaign.  Be creative!  Invite children in your community of faith or your neighborhood to write letters, too, and draw pictures of friendship and love. Consider indicating on the outside of the envelope that yours is a message of kindness and support.

 

 
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Multifaith Service of Concern and Commitment

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Multifaith Service of Concern and Commitment
Thursday, January 19th, 7-8:30pm

Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, 505 E. Charleston, 94306

On this evening prior to the presidential inauguration, we will come together -- across many religious and spiritual traditions -- to voice our concerns and fears about the coming four years in our country, to pray for strength and wisdom for the years ahead, and to commit together to act for justice, compassion, peace, environmental protection and equality for the American society and the world. We will share music, readings, prayers, silence and wisdom from many traditions to offer guidance, inspiration and courage, and to strengthen the bounds of our beautiful diverse community.

People of all faith traditions and those of no particular faith are all welcome.

Visit our Facebook page (or use https://www.facebook.com/events/425173557814696/ ) and share/invite others!

Click here to download flyer. 

 
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Human Billboard on Day of Inauguration

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Peninsula Peace & Justice Center is holding an Inaugration Day Protest on Friday, Jan. 20, 5-7pm, at the corner of Embarcadero and El Camino in Palo Alto.  Join them!
 
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Book Talk with Quaker George Lakey

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Viking Economics: How the Scandinavians got it right and how we can, too is the title of sociologist, Quaker, and former Swarthmore professor's George Lakey's newest book.

Hear the author Friday, Jan. 13, 7:30pm at the Palo Alto Friends Meeting House, 957 Colorado (between Louis and Greer, south of Oregon Expressway).

Click here to download more information about the book.

 
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Red Grammer Children's Concert

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Enriching lives one SONG at a time!

Sunday, January 15, 10-11:30am
Woodside High Performing Arts Center
199 Churchill Ave., Woodside, 94062

Join us as world-renowned children's singer/songwriter, Red Grammer, shares a morning of music, songs and joy.
The concern will celebrate our shared human values and honor World Religion Day and the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sponsored by the Palo Alto Baha'i Community.

Tickets are $5/seat. Accessible seating available. Purchase tickets through Eventbrite by clicking here.

All are welcome!

 
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National Immigrants Day of Action

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Saturday, Jan. 14, 11am-2pm
Gather at San Jose City Hall
(200 E. Santa Clara St., San Jose, 95113)
March to Cesar Chavez Plaza in San Jose

Defend DACA and call for stronger local protection for ALL immigrants

Sponsored by Silicon Valley Rising and Working Partnerships.

Click here for more information.

 
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Public Quaker Worship Opportunity

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A Quaker Meeting Called with a Concern for the Future of our Country
Saturday, January 7, 11am
Lytton Plaza, 202 University at Emerson, Palo Alto

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The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), a traditional Peace Church, offers to the community an opportunity to listen deeply and humbly to each other and to the Spirit which guides human affairs. For an hour, we will settle into the silence of worship as practiced by Quakers, wherein anyone moved by the Spirit may rise to speak.

It is the silent waiting for the urging of the Spirit which is the foundation Friends' testimonies on Peace, Unity, Simplicity, Equality, Community and Integrity. Social Action based on these testimonies is strengthened by arising from worshipful silence.

 
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Unity Rally in Palo Alto

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ON THE EVE OF THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE

UNITE TO SAY NO TO RACISM, HATE & MISOGYNY

SUNDAY, DEC. 18, 2PM, King Plaza (250 Hamilton Ave.) Palo Alto

Stop the deportations! 
No Muslim watch lists!
Black Lives Matter!
Save our Planet!

Featured Speakers:
Judge ladoris Cordell, Retired Superior Court Judge
Zahra Billoo, Esq., Executive Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations, SFBA
Guadelupe Garcia & Erika Martinez, DREAMers
Brian O'Neill, SEUI Local 215, Fight for $15

 
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Evergreen Islamic Center Hour of Prayer & Solidarity

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Several hundred people gathered in prayer and solidarity with the Evergreen Islamic Center (EIC) on Sunday, December 11.  The event was filled with love and joy.  Featured speakers included leaders from diverse faith traditions as well as elected representatives from the city of San Jose and State Assembly and Senate.  People of all faiths and walks of life felt called to offer their support.

The community came together at the invitation of the EIC after the mosque received some hate mail.  Clearly we say "no" to hate and "yes" to all that holds us together as sisters and brothers in the human family.  We stood shoulder-to-shoulder in solidarity with one another in a powerful expression of love and commitment.

 
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Interfaith Prayer Conference Call

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Interfaith Prayer Conference Call
A Prayer to Heal the Nation
Today, November 9, 4-4:40pm (PST)

Sponsored by the Fellowship of Reconciliation, people of faith across the nation are invited to join this post-election conference call featuring 40 diverse faith leaders who will each offer a prayer for the healing of our country.

You can register for the free call through Eventbrite by clicking here, or going to this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-prayer-to-heal-the-nation-tickets-29200181529

 
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