“Understanding Islam” Series in Palo Alto

from Supervisor Joe Simitian: We are lucky to live in one of the most diverse places in the country. Without understanding the diverse cultures around us, however, misconceptions abound. That’s why I’m co-hosting and moderating an “Understanding Islam”series with the Commonwealth Club this spring. All panels will be from 7:00pm – 8:30pm Rinconada...

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Now is the Time

In a recent Sojourner’s article “Now is the Time for Faith to Flourish” Jim Wallis makes this assertion:” I believe at the heart of this election campaign was the deeply biblical, theological, and spiritual issue of how we treat the “other.” This struck a chord already sounded at a recent...

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Arise, Shine!

Haul out the holly Put up the tree before my spirit falls again.. For we need a little Christmas now… In these bleak mid-winter days, when the news on the national front is clouded with upset and alarm, and indeed, spirits fall…how the old Christmas song rings true. I know...

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Thank fully!

Thankfully, it’s November! Thankfully, that means this most contentious Presidential campaign season will soon be over. Choices will be made, votes cast. And thankfully, we can choose by our attention, attitude and actions to participate in the healing of division exposed, even exacerbated in the course of this election season....

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We Stand With Love

Recently we held an after church discussion here on Faith and Politics. The intent was to give us all a chance to voice our concerns about how and when and by what means we are called to bear witness and respond to political issues. It was a lively discussion, and...

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Listening for God’s Guidance

Summer seems to whizz by faster and faster each year, and suddenly school starts up and along comes fall’s full schedule. Hope summer brought time to relax and unwind with those you love in places you enjoy! All summer long there have been gatherings graciously hosted in people’s homes to...

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