All compiled by Fresno Metro Ministry

Interfaith Social Justice Collaborative Calendar – November 2013

 

Weekly Events

Tuesdays, November 5, 12, 19 & 26 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.

Tuesdays, November 5, 12, 19 & 26 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 www.zencenterfresno.org. “Cultivating the true source of peace in our hearts, day by day, as a basis for wise and compassionate service in the world.”

Wednesdays, November 6, 13, 20 & 27 6 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Zen Center of Fresno, 922 N. Van Ness Ave. Class: Four Truths and a Path: A Guide for Living. For beginning or continuing meditators, taught by Zen priests in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. For more info, call 559-301-6570 or visit www.zencenterfresno.org.

Wednesdays, November 6, 13, 20 & 27 7 p.m.–8 p.m.

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

Saturdays, November 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

Big Pond Zen Group meeting. Zen Center of Fresno, 922 N. Van Ness Ave. Guided by Rev. Kuzan Peter Schireson, dharma heir of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, founder of the San Francisco Zen Center. For more info, call 559-301-6570 or visit www.zencenterfresno.org. “Cultivating the true source of peace in our hearts, day by day, as a basis for wise and compassionate service in the world.”

Biweekly Events

Saturdays, November 9 & 23 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.

November Events

Friday, November 1 7 p.m.–9 p.m.

Dances of Universal Peace. Sacred Circle Dances from Around the World. First Friday of every month. First Congregational Church, 2131 N. Van Ness Ave.

Saturday, November 2 7 p.m.–9 p.m.

Screening: Marley. Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno, 2672 E. Alluvial Ave. Marley tells the story of Bob Marley, musician, revolutionary, legend and his journey of love, truth, unity and music, spreading awareness and giving inspiration. His role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. Marley is the definitive life story of the musician from his early days to his rise to international superstardom. Made with the support of the Marley family, the film features rare footage, incredible performances and revelatory interviews with the people who knew him best. His song “Get Up, Stand Up, Stand Up for your Rights” speaks for itself. For more info, contact Glenda at 559-291-1590 or ggrcalif@sbcglobal.net or visit www.uufresno.org. Admission is free. Wheelchair accessible.

Wednesday, November 6 6 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Zen 101: Learn to Meditate. Zen Center of Fresno, 922 N. Van Ness Ave. Meditation instruction, overview of Zen practice, Q&A. For more info, call 559-301-6570 or visit www.zencenterfresno.org.

Wednesday, November 6 7 p.m.

Interfaith Social Justice Collaborative. First Congregational Church of Fresno (Big Red Church), 2131 N. Van Ness Blvd. Discussion of relevant social issues and events. All are welcome. Enter the courtyard of the church through the north gate. Enter Room 4 in the fellowship hall, which can be accessed from the courtyard.

Sunday, November 17 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, November 17

Zen Lecture Series: “The Zen Alternative to Belief” presented by Rev. Homyo Norm Gustavson. Zen Center of Fresno, 922 N. Van Ness Ave. Lecture, discussion, refreshments. $10 donation suggested. For more info, call 559-301-6570 or visit www.zencenterfresno.org.

Saturday, November 23 7 p.m.–9 p.m.

Screening: A Place at the Table. Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno, 2672 E. Alluvial Ave. Fifty million people in the United States—one in four children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans. Directors Kristi Jacobsen and Lori Silverbush examine this issue through the lens of three people who are struggling with food insecurity. Something to ponder as we prepare our Thanksgiving dinners. For more info, contact Glenda at 559-291-1590 or ggrcalif@sbcglobal.net or visit www.uufresno.org. Admission is free. Wheelchair accessible.

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 AmericaCentral 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/.

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 is 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 the phrase “Interfaith Calendar” in the subject of the e-mail.)

  • Mike Rhodes is the executive director of theCommunity Alliance newspaper and author of the book Dispatches from the War Zone, about homelessness in Fresno. www.mikerhodes.us is his website. Contact him at mikerhodes@comcast.net.

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