Category Archive: Blog, Northern California

Summer 09 – Respect for the Sacred

Summer 09 – Respect for the Sacred

In all faith traditions, respect for the sacred involves both worship of God and love for one’s neighbor. In fact, all of the prophets tell us that the two are actually one and the same. The...
Summer 09 – Editor's Message

Summer 09 – Editor's Message

Anatolia Relived in LA Dear Reader, Welcome to the second issue of Pacifica Institute’s quarterly local newsletter for the Bay Area community. This issue is woven around two festivals that...
Cruz Reynoso: Human and Civil Rights in America: Obama’s Promise

Cruz Reynoso: Human and Civil Rights in America: Obama’s Promise

•Pacifica Institute’s Silicon Valley Branch co-sponsored a lecture at Stanford University hosting the Honorable Judge Cruz Reynoso. Judge Reynoso talked about his personal story as the first...
Pacifica Luncheon: Sister Sheral Marshall

Pacifica Luncheon: Sister Sheral Marshall

Pacifica Institute’s Silicon Valley Branch hosted a luncheon with a theme “Sharing Ideas” bringing together the members of the Saint Roberts Church in San Bruno and our local community....
Winter 08 – A Memorable Thanksgiving Dinner at Pacifica

Winter 08 – A Memorable Thanksgiving Dinner at Pacifica

First Annual Thanksgiving Dinner San Jose Whether you are a farmer who harvests acres of soil, or an introvert software developer who tries to wrap up the projects before the big holiday shut down,...
Winter 08 – Annual Dialog and Friendship Dinner 2008

Winter 08 – Annual Dialog and Friendship Dinner 2008

Second Annual Dialog and Friendship Dinner San Jose Pacifica Institute’s Silicon Valley Branch held its 2nd Annual Dialog and Friendship Dinner on October 28th, 2008 at the Santa Clara Marriott...
Winter 08 – Editor's Message

Winter 08 – Editor's Message

A New Beginning Dear Reader, This is the first issue of our online bi-monthly newsletter for the friends of Pacifica Institute in the Bay Area. The Pacifica Institute community is committed to making...
Winter 08 – Out Of Many We Are One

Winter 08 – Out Of Many We Are One

A visit to Foothills United Church of Christ on Thanksgiving Day “E Pluribus Unum – Out of many, we are one.” “The words are right there—On our money and our public buildings, etched in...
Winter 08 – Interesting Facts

Winter 08 – Interesting Facts

How did turkey get its name? A year and a half after the Great Seal was adopted by Congress – with the bald eagle as its centerpiece – Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter to his daughter and shared...
Tent of Abraham Interfaith Gathering

Tent of Abraham Interfaith Gathering

Just as Abraham, Hagar, and Sarah welcomed into their tent thirsty travelers from all four directions, not only those of the three Abrahamic traditions but all who thirst for a world made whole were...