The Interfaith Social Justice Collaborative Calendar

The Interfaith Social Justice Collaborative Calendar

Saturday, May 1, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Helen Desai, M.A. A founding member of the Docent Council of the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco will be the speaker for Women of Spirit at 7319 N. Fourth St. Her talk is on: “ Knowing the Divine Through the Arts.” Program includes talk, discussion, guided meditation and light refreshments. There is no charge. For details, call 559-435-2212.

Thursday, May 6, 7 p.m.
The Interfaith Alliance of Central California (IACC) is sponsoring an all faiths National Day of Prayer celebration at St John’s Cathedral (2814 Mariposa St.). Open to everyone. For more info, contact Al Evans at or Natalie Chamberlain at or 559-227-2050.


3rd Sunday of the month, 3 p.m.–5 p.m.
The Fresno Multifaith Exchange meets to learn about different faith groups. For more info, e-mail Sandy Nakayama at

4th Sunday of the month, morning
SanctuaryHop: You are invited to attend services at a variety of houses of worship to broaden your horizons and learn more about the rich diversity of faiths in our community. For more info, e-mail No commitments.

Last Sunday of the Month, 5:30 p.m.–7 p.m.
Drumming with Divinity at the Oneness Center, 1752 E. Bullard Ave., Suite 106 (north side of Bullard, west of Cedar Avenue). As we feel, hear and express our individual rhythm, we align with the rhythm of life. If you are inspired to experience deeper connections and greater joy through drumming, come join us. Drumming as meditation. Heighten listening for better communication. Circle drumming as a model for community. Bring your own drum or rattle, or come and listen. For more info, contact Michael York at 559-270-2811 or visit

Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Zen meditation at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno, 2672 E. Alluvial Ave., Room 7, Clovis (between Chestnut and Willow avenues).

Last Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m.–8 p.m.

Dharma Studies Class/Basic Buddhism at the Family Dharma Center, 2720 E. Alluvial Ave., Clovis.

2nd Thursday of the month, 7 p.m.

Centered Spirit Drum and Flute Circle at the Center Bridging Body, Mind and Spirit, 1233 W. Shaw Ave., Suite 105. All are welcome, beginners to adept. Instruments are available. Come and help us play the earth into renewal. For more info, e-mail Frank Saxton at

2nd Thursday of each month 7 p.m.–8 p.m.

Rev. Kurt Rye from the Fresno Buddhist Temple has a Dharma Study class in the small chapel at the temple, 1340 Kern St. For more info, call 559-442-4054.

1st Friday of each month 7 p.m.–9 p.m.
Dances of Universal Peace at the Big Red Church Hall (First Congregational Church), 2131 N. Van Ness Blvd. (south of Clinton). The Dances of Universal Peace are a joyous multicultural way to touch the spiritual essence within ourselves and others. Sacred phrases, chants, music and movement from the many spiritual traditions of the world are used to promote peace and create an integrated experience of body, mind and spirit. Live music. Devotional movement. No partners required. No experience
necessary. For more info, contact Ellen Bush at 559-431-1462 or

Saturdays, 9 a.m.–11 a.m.
Zen meditation at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno, 2672 E. Alluvial Ave., Building 3, Clovis (between Chestnut and Willow avenues).


Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual Organization classes and courses, meditation classes, letting go of anger classes and speakers. For more info, contact Sister Eileen at 559-298-1905 or e-mail

The Center for Mindfulness offers classes and drop-in meditation. Contact Lori Granger at 559-228-0099 or visit

Fresno Jewish Film Series. Monthly movies. Visit

Matters of the Mind/Meditation for Modern Living individual and group classes. Contact Dr. Diane Dimon at 559-447-5850 or visit

Submit your upcoming events.

If you are interested in any of these activities, please ask to be put on the respective e-mail list.

The Community Alliance Interfaith Social Justice Collaborative Faith Calendar provides information on local faith events. E-mail submissions to The deadline is the 10th of the month for inclusion in the issue for the subsequent month.


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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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