Interfaith Social Justice Collaborative Calendar – August 2013

Interfaith Social Justice Collaborative Calendar – August 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

Tuesdays, August 6, 13, 20 & 27 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Fresno River Zen Group meeting. Zen Center of Fresno, 922 N. Van Ness Ave. Fresno River Zen is 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

Tuesdays, August 6, 13, 20 & 27 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, August 7, 14, 21 & 28

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

Biweekly Events

Saturdays, August 3 & 17 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 The interfaith community is invited.

August Events

Friday, August 2 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.

Monday, August 5–Friday, August 9 5:30 p.m.–8 p.m.

FIRM Family Festival. Bring the whole family. Fun for everyone! Coj tag nrho koj tsev neeg. Muaj kev lom zem rau txhua tus! For more info, contact Sophia or Christine at 559-487-1500 or

Sunday, August 18 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

Interfaith Alliance of Central California: Learn more at

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

Interfaith Youth Alliance: Learn more at

Mental Health America–Central Valley: Learn more at (information for clergy and faith leaders).

Multifaith Calendar: Learn more at

Multifaith Exchange: Learn more at

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

List of Religious Holidays: Visit


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


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    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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