Walnut Creek, CA – In light of the increased violence and aggression in our community, our country and our world, the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County is offering two learning opportunities for coping.
Nonviolent communications skills and tools for responding to uneasy situations and hate speech will be shared. The visual presentation will be informative and followed by conversation and hands on experience.
Two sessions are offered:
- May 1: 7:00 pm at Community Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Leland Road, Pittsburg
- June 25: 12:15 pm at St. Ignatius of Antioch, 3151 Contra Loma Boulevard, Antioch
The Council is hosting these programs with the hope of building communities of care and protection of the vulnerable. Institutional and personal forms of interruption of cultural oppression will be shared. Role-playing will be used to demonstrate situations and methods of how to be present for others. A brief history of hate crimes in Contra Costa County as well as a review of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights will round out the program.
“We want people to know there are safe ways to be involved and to speak up,” commented Rev. Will McGarvey, Executive Director of the Council. “We are committed to teaching those skills to help make our community a better place.”
These gatherings are offered to congregations and members of the Council.
About the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County
The Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County (ICCCC) is an autonomous local organization solely governed by its own Executive Committee, elected by the membership at the Council’s annual meeting. There are 107 congregations and organizations holding membership and affiliation from a wide range of Christian and other faith traditions throughout Contra Costa County, including Jewish, Buddhist, Baha’i, Unitarian, Islamic, Sikh, Unity, Latter-Day Saints, and Religious Science.