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. (To be added to the ISJC monthly e-mail list, contact email@example.com.)
Sunday, June 12 • 1 p.m.‒3p.m.
Reading, book signing and reception with author Lawrence Matsuda (A Cold Wind from Idaho). Fresno Betsuin Buddhist Temple Family Dharma Center, 2720 E. Alluvial Ave., Clovis. Sponsored by Dale and Debbie Ikeda, Jane and Larry Briscoe, and Jay and Lynn Arakaki.
June 13‒17 and July 5‒8 • 5:30 p.m.‒8 p.m. each night
FIRM Family Festivals volunteers needed (Fresno Interdenominational Refugee Ministries). Churches and volunteers are needed to provide for hundreds of children. For more info, contact Sophia DeWitt or Sharon Stanley at www.firminc.org.
June 23‒26 • 8 a.m.‒5 p.m. daily
Retreat in the Sierras. Mindfulness meditation and mindful movement as we practice four qualities of enduring happiness in majestic beauty: centering, capability, contentment and compassion. Far Horizons Retreat Center in Sequoia National Monument. For more info, contact Lori Granger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 559-228-0099.
Friday, June 24 • 7 p.m.
SanctuaryHop will attend services at Beth David Messianic Synagogue, 4147 E. Dakota Ave. Dress is casual, and a potluck meal is served after the service. First-time attendees do not need to bring any food. Everyone welcome. For more info, contact email@example.com.
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Interfaith Youth Alliance: Learn more at www.ifya-net.org.
Multifaith Exchange: Learn more at fresnomultifaithexchange.org.
Web site that lists all religious holidays: www.interfaithcalendar.org/2011.htm
What To Do in a Mental Health Crisis: A Guide for Family, Friends & Law Enforcement: Clergy and faith leaders are increasingly finding themselves in the role of “first responder” to a mental health crisis. This free brochure offers practical information designed to ensure everyone’s safety and well-being during and after a mental health emergency. For a reproducible copy in a PDF format, e-mail email@example.com. Published in 2010 by Mental Health America of the Central Valley.