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.
Mondays, September 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 • 6:30p.m.–8:30p.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.”
Tuesdays, September 3, 10, 17 & 24 • 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, September 11, 18 & 25 • 6:30 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, September 4, 11, 18 & 25
Meditation. Newman Center, 1572 E. Barstow Ave. Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual Organization. For more info, call 559-435-2212.
Saturdays, September 7, 14, 21 & 28
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.”
Saturdays, September 14 & 28 • 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 email@example.com. The interfaith community is invited.
Wednesday, September 4, 7 p.m.
Interfaith Social Justice Collaborative. First Congregational Church of Fresno (Big Red Church), 2131 N. Van Ness Blvd. Discuss relevant social issues and events. All are welcome. Enter the courtyard of church through the north gate. It will be in the parlor, next to the church office.
Sunday, September 15 • 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.
Fresno Metro Ministry: Learn more at www.fresnometmin.org.
Interfaith Alliance of Central California: Learn more at www.interfaithalliancecc.org/.
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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.
The Community Alliance ISJC Calendar and the ISJC e-mail list serve is coordinated by Fresno Metro Ministry. Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.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.)