Interfaith Social Justice Collaborative Calendar – April 2013

Compiled by Fresno Metro Ministry

ISJC Mission Statement: To network and collaborate as we work to serve and promote systemic change for the common good; to educate and inspire one another to positive actions; to model interfaith cooperation; and to break down barriers as we work together for justice, right relationships, an end to violence and care for the earth.

Weekly Events

Sundays, April 7, 14, 21 & 28 10 a.m.–11 a.m.

Meditation. 7319 N. Fourth St. Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual Organization. For more info, call 559-435-2212.

Sundays, April 7, 14, 21 & 28 10:15 a.m.–10:45 a.m.

Meditation and Oneness Blessing. The Oneness Center, 1752 E. Bullard Ave. For more info, call 559-260-8589.

Sundays, April 7, 14, 21 & 28 11 a.m.–noon

Sunday Celebration Service. The Oneness Center, 1752 E. Bullard Ave. For more info, call 559-260-8589.

Mondays, April 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Fresno River Zen Group meeting. Zen Center of Fresno, 922 N. Van Ness Ave. Guided by Rev. Myoan Grace Schireson, dharma heir of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, the founder of the San Francisco Zen Center. For more info, call 559-301-6570 or visit www.zencenterfresno.org.

Tuesdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 10 a.m.–noon

Buddhist Cultural Class in Japanese by Rev. Sensho Inouye. Buddhist Church of Fowler, 210 S. 9th St., Fowler. For more info, call 559-834-2077.

Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17 & 24 7 p.m.–8 p.m.

Meditation. St. Paul Newman Center, 1572 E. Barstow Ave. Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual Organization. For more info, call 559-435-2212.

Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17 & 24 6 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Living Zen meditation instruction and book study. Reading Nothing Special: Living Zen by Charlotte Joko Beck. Sessions led by ordained priests in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, the founder of the San Francisco Zen Center. For more info, call 559-301-6570 or visit www.zencenterfresno.org.

Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17 & 24 7:30 p.m.

Taize Prayer. St. Paul Newman Center, 1572 E. Barstow Ave. For more info, call 559-436-3434.

Thursdays, April 4, 11, 18 & 25 7 p.m.–8 p.m.

Meditation. 7319 N. Fourth St. Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual Organization. For more info, call 559-435-2212.

Saturdays, April 6, 13, 20 & 27 7:25 a.m.

Buddhist Radio Broadcast on KBIF-AM 900. Short Dharma talks in Japanese and English.

Saturdays, April 6, 13, 20 & 27 9a.m.–11a.m.

Big Pond Zen Group meeting. Zen Center of Fresno, 922 N. Van Ness Ave. Guided by Rev. Hozan Peter Schireson, dharma heir of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, the founder of the San Francisco Zen Center. For more info, call 559-301-6570 or visit www.zencenterfresno.org.

Biweekly Events

Fridays, April 12 & 26 6:45 p.m.–8 p.m.

Meditation. Perfect Balance Yoga, 5091 N. Fresno St. Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual Organization. For more info, call 559-435-2212.

Saturdays, April 13 & 27 10 a.m.–noon

Bishop Steinbock Homeless Advocacy Committee. Bishop Scher Room, Diocese of Fresno Pastoral Center, 1550 N. Fresno St. For more info, contact Bill Simon at 559-227-6565 or bsimon6565@sbcglobal.net. The interfaith community is invited.

April Events

Friday, April 5 7 p.m.–8 p.m.

Global Healing Light Circle Meditation with Susan Kay Stephens. The Oneness Center, 1752 E. Bullard Ave. For more info, call 559-260-8589.

Friday, April 5 7 p.m.–9 p.m.

Dances of Universal Peace. Sacred Circle Dances from Around the World. First Congregational Church, 2131 N. Van Ness Blvd.

Saturday, April 13 7 p.m.

Fresno Jewish Film Series: Jews in Baseball. Temple Beth Israel, 6622 N. Maroa Ave. Children will be admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult. We are co-hosting this evening with Temple Beth Israel’s Brotherhood. The film will be shown in the social hall. Hot dogs, chips, drinks, popcorn and desserts will be sold from 6:15 p.m. All this, plus Len Albert will lead the discussion afterward. Baseball attire encouraged. Tickets $8. For more info, call 559-439-9638.

Saturday, April 20 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Earth Day Fresno at Courthouse Park. This free green festival will feature exhibits, workshops, live music, kids’ activities, healthy local foods, green vendors, an alternative car show and lots more. Ride your bike to the event and use I Bike Fresno’s free valet bike parking. Co-sponsored by the Earth Day Fresno Coalition and the Downtown Fresno Partnership.

Saturday, April 20 3 p.m.–5 p.m.

World Meditation Day is observed to promote peace within oneself and harmony in the world. 7319 N. Fourth St. Guided meditation followed by discussion and light refreshments. For more info, call Veena Kapoor at 559-435-2212.

Sunday, April 21 3 p.m.–5 p.m.

World Meditation Day is observed to promote peace within oneself and harmony in the world. 7319 N. Fourth St. Guided meditation followed by discussion and light refreshments. For more info, call Veena Kapoor at 559-435-2212.

Faith Resources

Fresno Metro Ministry: Learn more at www.fresnometmin.org.

Interfaith Alliance of Central California: Learn more at www.interfaithalliancecc.org/.

Interfaith Social Justice Collaborative: Click “Like” on this Facebook page to receive updates.

Interfaith Youth Alliance: Learn more at www.ifya-net.org.

Mental Health America–Central Valley: Learn more at www.mha-cv.org/ (information for clergy and faith leaders).

Multifaith Calendar: Learn more at www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/multifaith-calendar/.

Multifaith Exchange: Learn more at http://fresnomultifaithexchange.org/.

The Bishop John Steinbock Homeless Advocacy Committee: Learn more at www.dioceseoffresno.org/homeless.html. (Click on English or Spanish near the top for brochure on how to help the homeless.)

List of Religious Holidays: Visit www.interfaithcalendar.org/2011.htm.

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The Community Alliance ISJC Calendar and the ISJC e-mail list serve are coordinated by Fresno Metro Ministry. Contact them at mike@fresnometmin.org. (Send information for the ISJC calendar by the 14th of the prior month. Please include “Interfaith Calendar” in the subject of the e-mail.)

  • The Community Alliance is a monthly newspaper that has been published in Fresno, California, since 1996. The purpose of the newspaper is to help build a progressive movement for social and economic justice.

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