On January 7, 2012, ICP and the San Francisco Interfaith Council hosted an Interfaith Prayer Service for San Francisco Mayor Lee on the Eve of his Inauguration at the Presidio Chapel. Here are some excerpts from the service.
2012 World AIDS Day Service
AIDS has touched the lives of millions of people of their regardless of race, gender, nationality, or religion. In response to this ongoing crisis, people of many faith traditions came together to pray, share their stories, and give each other and the world spiritual support. This service was sponsored by the Interfaith Center at the Presidio, the San Francisco Interfaith Council, and St. Mark's Lutheran Church, SF. Thanks to all who participated and bravely shared their stories.
Lynne Twist's extensive work as a worldwide fundraiser offers unique perspectives on the purpose of money and its use in the community. When infused with expressions of our heart and soul, our money and its use can become a truly meaningful part of our lives and communities. Lynne & Charles discuss the intersection of money and spirit as a rich and fertile place, suggesting new ways for giving and receiving money in the social-profit arena.
(September 13, 2011)
Swanee Hunt, former U.S. Ambassador to Austria and Author of Worlds Apart: Bosnian Lessons for Global Security was joined in conversation with Belva Davis, Host of KQED's This Week in Northern California in the Presidio Chapel on Wednesday, July 6, 2011.
The event was sponsored by the Interfaith Center at the Presidio, the San Francisco Interfaith Council, The Presidio Trust, and United Religions Initiative.
An Abrahamic Showcase is an interfaith series profiling imaginative new ways people are making peace. It involved interviews with leaders of extraordinary peace efforts, started in the Bay Area, which have gone on to make a global difference. Learn about new bridge-building tools from these pioneering Jewish, Christian, and Muslim peacemakers. (See more.)
Building a Common Future– Len & Libby Traubman
Len and Libby’s peacebuilding work began small, in living rooms. It has gone global, addresses all ages, and focuses on teaching the rights, responsibilities, and skills of dialogue that makes a difference in our lives. Natural networkers, they stay busy creating new resources and noticing the best resources others produce. In Building a Common Future, Len and Libby talk about their work and what it takes to become engaged peacemakers. Read more.
On Monday, December 13, the Interfaith Center at the Presidio, San Francisco Interfaith Council and the United Religions Initiative presented an evening with Michael Krasny at the Presidio Chapel. In a conversation with Rev. Canon Charles Gibbs, director of the URI, Krasny, acclaimed host of KQED's Forum, professor at San Francisco State University, and author of Spiritual Envy: An Agnostic's Quest,spoke about his spiritual search and how he came to write the book.
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The Interfaith Center at the Presidio was created to welcome, serve, and celebrate the diverse spiritual wisdom and faith traditions of the Bay Area. At home in the Main Post Interfaith Chapel, the Center is networked with hundreds of interfaith groups locally and globally. We share a common commitment: to promote daily, enduring interfaith cooperation, to end religiously motivated violence, and to create cultures of peace, justice, and healing for the Earth and all living beings.
Born in the aftermath of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, the San Francisco Interfaith Council has for 20 years brought people of different faith traditions together, bringing spiritual comfort at times of crisis, building understanding among various religious traditions, celebrating our diversity, and coordinating services to the citizens of San Francisco.
URI (United Religions Initiative) is an internationally recognized interfaith network active in 78 countries with its global office in San Francisco, California. We cultivate and connect grassroots change-makers across religious, cultural and geographic boundaries, harnessing their collective power to take on religiously motivated violence and social, economic and environmental crises that destabilize regions and contribute to poverty.