Category Archive: Recent Events, Silicon Valley Branch, slideshow

Santa Teresa Catholic Church hosted its first ever Ramadan-Iftar dinner with Pacifica Institute

Santa Teresa Catholic Church hosted its first ever Ramadan-Iftar dinner with Pacifica Institute

On June 22, 2016, Santa Teresa Catholic Church hosted its first ever Ramadan-Iftar dinner with Pacifica Institute. Ramadan is the 9th holy month of Islam and Muslims around the world fast during this...
Ramadan Iftar Dinner with Dr. Scott Alexander – 7:15PM on June 9 – Sunnyvale

Ramadan Iftar Dinner with Dr. Scott Alexander – 7:15PM on June 9 – Sunnyvale

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Scott Alexander When : Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 7:15 PM Where: 1257 Tasman Dr. Unit A-B, Sunnyvale, CA 94089 Please RSVP at https://pacificasv.eventbrite.com/
Ramadan Iftar Dinner with San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo – 7:15PM on June 15 – Sunnyvale

Ramadan Iftar Dinner with San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo – 7:15PM on June 15 – Sunnyvale

Dialogue in Action at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Josephs: It is God’s will that people of the book work together for the common good. The following verse from Qur’an explains this very...
40 Volunteers From Different Backgrounds Working Together to Serve

40 Volunteers From Different Backgrounds Working Together to Serve

Pacifica Institute and Abrahamic Alliance came together again this Sunday on the 15th to prepare and distribute meals to the homeless and rehab guests at The City Team Homeless Shelter.  There were...
The Art of living together in peace and harmony / Muslim and Jewish teens’ interactive meeting

The Art of living together in peace and harmony / Muslim and Jewish teens’ interactive meeting

The sentence “When Ahmet & Fatma meet Aaron and Shoshana” meant a lot to the teens from Pacifica Institute and Beth David. It was the theme of their first encounter hosted at the Pacifica...
‘New Paths in Muslim, Christian, and Jewish Dialog’ by Rod Cardoza

‘New Paths in Muslim, Christian, and Jewish Dialog’ by Rod Cardoza

New Paths in Jewish, Christian and Muslim Dialogue Rod Cardoza presented a dynamic new model for Jewish, Christian and Muslim dialogue, showing how a growing movement of grassroots Jews, Christians...
Thoughts and Prayers are not Enough! It’s Super SOLE Sunday!

Thoughts and Prayers are not Enough! It’s Super SOLE Sunday!

Forget the Super Bowl! It’s Super SOLE Sunday! If you are like most Americans, you have a nice home, and a closet full of shoes. While we are blessed, many children are beginning their day with...
Ashure (Noah’s Pudding) Night, Sunday, March 19 in Sunnyvale

Ashure (Noah’s Pudding) Night, Sunday, March 19 in Sunnyvale

Ashure Night and Ashure Contest’s Excitement at the Pacifica Institute.. Last Saturday night, about 150 people from various backgrounds, cultures and faiths were gathered at the Pacifica Institute...
Community, Identity, and Violence in the Age of Social Media

Community, Identity, and Violence in the Age of Social Media

 My presentation examines the impact of social media in shaping memories of violence and notions of community. As scholars have argued, community and violence are deeply linked. Communities often...
Pacifica Volunteers in Silicon Valley Joined the Fourth Annual Multifaith Day of Service

Pacifica Volunteers in Silicon Valley Joined the Fourth Annual Multifaith Day of Service

Hundreds of people gathered at locations across San Mateo County for an afternoon of volunteerism, to connect with others and to support local schools as part of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The...