FBI San Diego Presents 2016 FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award to Pacifica Institute

FBI San Diego Presents 2016 FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award to Pacifica Institute

By Yadira Dickey, Community Outreach Specialist, FBI San Diego FBI Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Eric Birnbaum is pleased to announce Pacifica Institute of San Diego as the 2016 recipient of the FBI...
The Fountain Essay Contest 2016: I Am an Immigrant

The Fountain Essay Contest 2016: I Am an Immigrant

Submissions to be posted September 1 – December 31, 2016 We all move. As Einstein said, “Nothing happens until something moves.” Movement is one of the essentials of the physical world. This...
A Ramadan Birthday Dinner

A Ramadan Birthday Dinner

By Fran Moreland Johns Dates, rice and eggplant moussaka for birthday dinner? It works. A recent birthday of mine happened to coincide with a long-planned Ramadan Interfaith Iftar Dinner co-hosted...
We Strongly Condemn the Heinous Attack on Innocent People in Orlando

We Strongly Condemn the Heinous Attack on Innocent People in Orlando

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of Orlando terror and hate attack. We condemn all forms of religious and other forms of extremism that teach hatred and incite violence. However, we need...
Charles County interfaith community combine efforts for Southern Crossing Project

Charles County interfaith community combine efforts for Southern Crossing Project

More than 50 Charles County residents from churches, mosques and other religious organizations, volunteered their time and efforts Saturday to be a part of the Southern Crossing Project at the Shine...
Many local communities recognize National Day of Prayer

Many local communities recognize National Day of Prayer

The first Thursday in May is celebrated as National Day of Prayer, and many people and organizations across the Ohio Valley are taking part. National Day of Prayer, in its 64th year, encourages those...
Pacifica Connects: Peaceful Coexistence Experience in Korea

Pacifica Connects: Peaceful Coexistence Experience in Korea

Pacifica Institute organized a delegation to attend the 4th Peaceful Coexistence Conference and debate at Seoul National University titled “Countering Violence Extremism at the Grassroots Level”...
Earth Day: How to help and give back

Earth Day: How to help and give back

It was a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara in 1969 that sparked the idea. Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, was appalled at the devastation caused by the 3 million gallons of crude...
Reservoirs Are Filling Up, but California’s Drought Isn’t Over

Reservoirs Are Filling Up, but California’s Drought Isn’t Over

APR 5, 2016 Willy Blackmore As the rainy season draws to a close in California, a deluge of drought-related numbers have been released: reservoir levels, conservation figures, feet of snowpack. The...
Big day for community service

Big day for community service

This weekend, more than 1,500 volunteers from more than 20 organizations will spread out to eight local parks, churches and service agencies to engage in community service projects organized by the...