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Silicon Valley Interreligious Council (SiVIC)

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25 Members

Traditions: Buddhist, Christian Baptist, Christian Catholic , Hindu See All

Action Area: Community Building, Interfaith and Intercultural Understanding and Dialogue

Region: North America

Website: http://www.sivicouncil.org

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With the purpose of  promoting a more just and compassionate society in Silicon Valley, this CC has been sponsoring an ongoing interreligious leader’s forum, developing and sponsoring interreligious community events alone and with partner congregations, organizations and groups. They also assisted San Jose and Santa Clara County in being recognized as member of the partner cities of the Parliament of the World’s Religions and travelling to Melbourne to present their work. They promoted an inaugural community dialogue on the role of Interfaith Harmony in building a better community (included local political leaders, the San Jose Police Chief, and religious in the community, a Religious Leaders Summit held in conjunction with Carry the Visio Community Non Violence Conference. They also held several events as part of “Silicon Valley Reads” program that was focused in learning about Islam, “Our Religious Neighbor Next Door” photographic documentation project, showcasing the diverse religious communities of the area, and the “Healthy, Just and Sustainable food” project with local congregations, encouraging healthier eating. They participated in community memorials and gatherings to remember 9/11, the victims of the tsunami in Japan, and the victims of the school shooting in Connecticut, providing interfaith speakers for local schools and groups. They co-sponsored the Silicon Valley Interfaith Teen Project with the Interfaith Council on Economics and Justice by sponsoring an Interreligious Prayer Gathering held at the Sacred Heart Community Services to acquaint people with the community services offered and to celebrate diversity.

Greater understanding and appreciation among diverse religious communities and a more compassionate society for all in the Silicon Valley.

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D. Andrew Kille

160 Maro Drive
San Jose
CA CA 95127
United States

(1) 408 2396144

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August 23, 2016 11:25 PM

Teen Interfaith Leadership Council Goes to Santa Fe!

Silicon Valley Interreligious Council recently took a Teen Interfaith Leadership Council trip to New Mexico, USA


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March 1, 2016 3:56 PM

Video: Visiting the United Nations for World Interfaith Harmony Week

Shayda Sales of Silicon Valley Interreligious Council (SiVIC) CC shares her video account of a trip with other youth representatives to the UN to celebrate World Interfaith Harmony Week.


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