2010 Program Archive

Huston Smith
“Some World Religion Jewels
I have uncovered since writing my
1958 book on World Religions”

Huston Smith, Ph.D. served as a member of the faculty at Washington Univ., MIT, and University of California at Berkeley. He is the author of more than a dozen books including his classic text on World Religions which has been translated into many languages and has sold more that 4 million copies. He is 90 years old and has spent 60 years of his life on learning, practicing, and teaching about major world religions.

No fee for attendance
All people of goodwill are welcome

Sponsored by:
Catholic Diocese of Oakland Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission,
AHIMSA Berkeley, Berkeley Buddhist Monastery, Institute for World Religions,
Presidio Interfaith Center, Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County,
Pax Christi of Northern California, The Interfaith Peace Project, Pittsburg, CA, and others.

For additional information, please contact Gustavo Nystrom at 925-551-8064
GANystrom@sigmaxi.net

Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010 at 3 PM
Berkeley Friends Church
1600 Sacramento St.
(2 blocks north of the North Berkeley BART Station)

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NOTES ON MARK

THE HOUR HAS COME!
POWERFUL BREAKTHROUGHS IN THE GOSPEL OF MARK

JANUARY 16, 2010
The Breathing Forth
The Passion as Liminal Baptism
The Marcan Identity Exposed

THOMAS P. BONACCI, C.P.
THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT
640 BAILEY ROAD #301
PITTSBURG, CA 94565

interfaithpeaceproject.org
peace@thomaspbonacci.net
thomaspbonacci.net

(925) 787-9279

NO WORLD PEACE WITHOUT RELIGIOUS PEACE!
NO RELIGIOUS PEACE WITHOUT ACTIVE RESPECT
AND LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER!

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INTERFAITH CONNECTIONS PROGRAM

SUMMERSET I CLUBHOUSE
1675 Cristin Drive
BRENTWOOD, CA 94513

FOUR MONDAY EVENINGS
7:00 – 8:30 pm
JANUARY 18, 25, FEBRUARY 1, 8, 2010

THE ORIGINS OF THE CONTEMPORARY INTERFAITH MOVEMENT
THE PAST ONE-HUNDRED YEARS

The last one hundred years have been scarred with the tragedy of war, conflict, economic collapse, genocide, and unspeakable inhumane and cruel deeds of persons and nations. Yet, in the midst of such terror, a new consciousness based on interfaith love, respect, and awareness has emerged. We stand at the threshold of destruction or rebirth. In four reflections, we will explore the history and important documents contributing to the rise of this emerging interfaith consciousness which could transform our world for the better.

JANUARY 18, 2010
The Chicago World’s Fair Of 1892-1895
Council For a Parliament of World Religions 1893
Global Consciousness Is Born Anew

JANUARY 25, 2010
The War To End All Wars Shatters Modern Optimism
The Rise of Social Gospel
The Religious Quest for Political Liberation

FEBRUARY 1, 2010
The Aftermath of Destruction (World War Ii)
The Formation of the World Council Of Churches
Setting the Stage for the Global Ethic Consciousness

FEBRUARY 8, 2010
The Second Vatican Council
The Rise of Interfaith Relations
The Rise of The Global Ethic

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INTERFAITH CONNECTIONS
WE WILL WORSHIP GOD IN SPIRIT AND TRUTH

PRIVATE HOME PROGRAM
CASTRO VALLEY, CA

A CELEBRATION OF THE WORLD’S FAITH TRADITIONS
REJOICING IN ALL THAT IS TRUE, GOOD AND HOLY

NO WORLD PEACE WITHOUT RELIGIOUS PEACE

Our five session program is designed to introduce the major faith traditions of humankind. We no longer attempt to discover which religion is true to the exclusion of others. We now seek the truth of each faith tradition. Session one of our series explores the motivation and basis for interfaith exploration.
Finally with session six, we will explore the possibility for the development and practice of interfaith spirituality.

JANUARY 27, 2010
Introduction To The Traditions Of Hinduism
Cosmic Sacredness

FEBRUARY 24, 2010
Introduction to the Traditions of Buddhism
Compassion For All Creatures

MARCH 24, 2010
Introduction to Judaism
The Splendor of God

APRIL 21, 2010
Introduction to Islam
The Call of God

MAY 19, 2010
The Basis for Interfaith Study
The Practice of Interfaith Spirituality
The Way Of Many Faiths

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THE INTRAFAITH PROGRAM
A PROGRAM OF THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT

PRIVATE HOME PROGRAM
CASTRO VALLEY, CA

DISCOVERING THE ENERGY AND WISDOM OF THE FAITH TRADITIONS
OF THE WORLD THROUGH HONEST SELF DISCOVERY,
REFLECTION, AND SHARING

NO WORLD PEACE WITHOUT RELIGIOUS PEACE

TUESDAY
FEBRUARY 23, 2010
The Sacred Heart of the Self
Awareness
Encountering the Belief Emerging from
The Depth of the Heart

TUESDAY
MARCH 23, 2010
Memory
Recalling Past Interfaith Experiences
Dialogue Born Out of Experience

MONDAY
APRIL 12, 2010
Consciousness
A Workshop on Axial Consciousness
A Dynamic Interpretation of the Contemporary World

TUESDAY
MAY 18, 2010
Attentiveness
Encountering the Forces of Negativity and Destruction
The First Stage of Hope
Forging Vision

TUESDAY
JUNE 15, 2010
Vigilance
Sharing the Vision
Commitment to Key Aspects of the Vision

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LENTEN EVENING OF PRAYER AND REFLECTION
SAINT RAYMOND CHURCH
DUBLIN, CA 94568
(925) 828-2460

EVENING OF PRAYER AND REFLECTION
FOLLOWING THE SOUP SUPPER
7:15 pm
THURSDAY
FEBRUARY 25, 2010

The “Lifting Up” Of Jesus
(The Signature Gesture of the Passionate Love of Jesus)

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THE INTRAFAITH PROGRAM
A PROGRAM OF THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT

A PRIVATE HOME-BASED PROGRAM
ANTIOCH, CA

THE AMERICAN RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE

SPRING 2010
INTERFAITH SERIES

FIVE SATURDAYS
10:00 am – 12 NOON

FEBRUARY 27, 2010
The Pilgrim Experience
Reflected in the Roman Rite
Revisiting the Cain / Abel Story
Insights from Martin Luther King

MARCH 27, 2010
Reflection on American Transcendentalism
The Spirituality of Rugged Individualism

APRIL 17, 2010
Mormonism

MAY 22, 2010
Fundamentalism

JUNE 19, 2010
New Age Spiritualities

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PARISH MISSION / RETREAT

MARCH 1-4, 2010

HOLY TRINITY PARISH
3111 TIERRA de DIOS DRIVE
EL DORADO HILLS, CA 95762
(530) 677-3234

Evening Sessions:
MONDAY NIGHT 7:30 pm
Two Women Rejoice in the Spirit
(Devotion to God as Encouragement Given to Others)

TUESDAY NIGHT 7:30 pm
Luke’s Portrayal of the Community of Jesus
(The Church as the Sacrament of Jesus)

WEDNESDAY NIGHT 7:30 pm
Following Jesus as Faithful Disciples
(Jesus Models What It Means to be Spirit-Filled)

Morning Sessions
TUESDAY MORNING 8:15 am
MASS, COFFEE, SCRIPTURE SESSION
LUKE 2: 22-40
The Lord Comes to His Temple
The Blessing of Light

WEDNESDAY MORNING 8:15 am
MASS, COFFEE, SCRIPTURE SESSION
LUKE 4: 14-21
How Jesus Read the Scripture
The Blessing of Our Bibles

THURSDAY MORNING 8:15 am
MASS, COFFEE, SCRIPTURE SESSION
LUKE 24: 13-35
The Road to Emmaus
The Blessing of Our Senses

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LENTEN EVENINGS OF PRAYER AND REFLECTION
MARCH 8-11, 2010

TRANSFIGURATION PARISH
4000 E CASTRO VALLEY BIVD
CASTRO VALLEY, CA 94552
(510) 538-7941
50th ANNIVERSARY

TRANSFIGURING OUR COMMUNITY THROUGH FAITH

EVENING PROGRAMS 7:00 pm
MONDAY MARCH 8, 2010
Two Women Rejoice in the Spirit – Luke 1: 39-56
(Devotion to God as Encouragement Given to Others)

TUESDAY MARCH 9, 2010
Jesus Reads and Proclaims Isaiah the Prophet – Luke 4: 14-22
(The Giving of the Self as True Mission in the World)

WEDNESDAY MARCH 10, 2010
Following Jesus as Faithful Disciples – Luke 7: 1-50
(Jesus Models What It Means to be Spirit-Filled)

THURSDAY MARCH 11, 2010
Reconciliation Service – Luke 15: 11-32

MORNING PROGRAMS – 8:00 am
MASS, COFFEE, BIBLE STUDY

TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 2010
Luke 1: 39-59 (Mary And Elizabeth)
Images of the Transfigured Person

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 2010
LUKE 23 (SELECTIONS):
Luke’s Understanding of the Passion of Jesus
How Jesus Read the Scripture

THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 2010
Luke 24: 13-35
THE ROAD TO EMMAUS

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THE INTRAFAITH PROGRAM
A PROGRAM OF THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT

A PRIVATE HOME-BASED PROGRAM

PRAYER – A BIBLICAL STUDY

THE SPRING 2010
INTERFAITH SERIES

SATURDAYS
11:00 am – 12:30 pm

MARCH 20, 2010
Prayer as Love of God
Insights from the Ancient Church

APRIL 3, 2010
Insights from the Psalms
The Psalms as the Prayer of Jesus

MAY 1, 2010
The Eucharistic Prayer of the Cross
Gratitude and Graciousness
Insights from the Liturgy of Good Friday

JUNE 5, 2010
The Groanings of the Heart
The Cosmic Prayer of Jesus
(Stripped of Garments / Clothed in Glory)

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ST. IGNATIUS OF ANTIOCH
3351 CONTRA LOMA BLVD
ANTIOCH, CA 94509

ADULT EDUCATION
SPRING 2010

Fr. THOMAS P. BONACCI, C.P.

FIVE FRIDAY EVENING SERIES
7:30pm – 9:00pm

THE BOOK OF REVELATION

APRIL 9, 2010
The Nature and Purpose of Revelation
The Inaugural Experience of the Cosmic Christ

APRIL 16, 2010
The Seer Address the Churches

APRIL 23, 2010
The Vision of Heaven and the Nightmare

APRIL 30, 2010
The Great Cycles

MAY 7, 2010
Behold I Saw the New Jerusalem

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ST. CHARLES BORROMEO
1315 LOMITAS AVE.
LIVERMORE, CA 94563
(925) 254-2426

FIVE EVENING SESSIONS ON ST. LUKE
(SOME ECUMENICAL / INTERFAITH PERSPECTIVES)

MONDAY NIGHTS
APRIL 19, 26, MAY 3, 17, and 24, 2010
7:30 pm – 9:00pm

The Gospel of Luke ranks among one of the most beautiful pieces of literature ever written. We read the Gospel of Luke throughout this year in our Sunday worship. Our five week series will explore the splendor of this Gospel as we strive to be disciples of peace and masters of loving-kindness. We will explore Luke’s unique contribution to the Gospel traditions of Jesus who models what it means to be a “Spirit-filled” person.

SESSION ONE
APRIL 19, 2010
“The Orderly Account” – Luke 1: 1-4
The Scope of the Lucan Enterprise
Luke / Acts of the Apostles

SESSION TWO
April 26, 2010
The Songs of the Anawim
Insights Into the Infancy Gospel – Luke 1-2

SESSION THREE
MAY 3, 2010
The Galilean Narrative
Insights Into Luke 7
The “Ideal” Church

SESSION FOUR
MAY 17, 2010
The Great Journey Narrative
The “Exodus” to Jerusalem – Luke 9:51 – 19:27

SESSION FIVE
MAY 24, 2010
The Passion Narrative and Beyond
Promise and Reconciliation
Insights Into Luke 24: 13-35

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CHRIST THE KING PASSIONIST RETREAT CENTER
6520 Van Maren Lane
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
(916) 725-4720

ADULT SPIRITUALITY SERIES
with
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.

THE INTERFAITH PRACTICE OF JESUS

FOUR TUESDAY EVENINGS 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

APRIL 13, 2010
Self-discovery in the Meeting of Another

APRIL 20, 2010
Solidarity in the Quest for Liberation
Devotional Practice for the Sake of another
Mark 5:1-20

APRIL 27, 2010
Graciousness and Gratitude
“I have never seen such Faith!”
Insights from Luke 7: 1-10

MAY 4, 2010
The Transformative Power of Listening
Insights from Mark 7: 24-30

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MERCY CENTER
535 Sacramento Street
Auburn, CA 95603
530-887-2019

THE HOUR HAS COME!
A CELEBRATION OF THE WORLD’S SPIRITUAL TRADITIONS
THE SACRED SYMBOLS OF HUMANKIND

Our six session program will explore some important religious symbols found in the faith traditions of humankind. This study will invite participant to recover the power of symbols in the affairs of their everyday life. These symbols are providing the “language” for the emerging interspiritual world in which we now live.

SIX SATURDAYS – 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
APRIL 24, 2010
The Power of Symbols
The Holy Table
The Trinitarian Structure of Prayer and Person
Insights From the Eastern Orthodox Tradition

MAY 29, 2010
The Power of Sacred Sounds
The Sacred Book
The Threefold Dimension of the Holy Qur’an
The Night of Power – The Sacred Evening
Insights from Islam

JUNE 26, 2010
The Powerful Symbol of Light
The Two Candles of the Sabbath
Cain, Sacrifice and the Religion of Liberation
Insights from Judaism

JULY 31, 2010
The Transporting Symbol of Sacred Place
The Holy Temple – Meeting the Divine
Darsan And Insights from Hinduism
Nirvana And Insights from Buddhism

AUGUST 28, 2010
The Insightful Symbol of Yin Yang
The Tao of the Way Things Are
Confucian Reverence for All Persons
Discerning the Future
Insights from the I-Ching

SEPTEMBER 25, 2010
Second Axial Consciousness
The Rise of Modern Science
Post-Modern Culture and the Recovery of the Symbolic Mind
Global Awareness – Cosmic Consciousness

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Sacred Visit
The Islamic Society of San Francisco
Friday, April 30, 2010
1:00 to 4:00 PM

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THE INTERFAITH PRACTICE OF JESUS
SEPTEMBER 10-12, 2010

CATHOLICISM
AS A GLOBAL SPIRITUALITY

A TWELVE WEEK SERIES PRESENTED BY THOMAS P. BONACCI, C.P.
SPONSORED BY
CHRIST THE KING PASSIONIST RETREAT CENTER
CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA
AND THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT
PITTSBURG, CA

PART ONE
THE CHURCH

OCTOBER 5, 2010
The Second Vatican Council and the Emergence of the World Church

OCTOBER 12, 2010
The Ecumenical Nature of the Church in the Interspiritual Age
Embracing the True, the Good, and the Beautiful

OCTOBER 19, 2010
Sacred Secularity
The Church in the Modern World
Service, Solidarity, and Hope

OCTOBER 26, 2010
The Church of Christ, The Catholic Church, and The Kingdom Of God
Revisiting Scripture and Theology In the Search for Ecclesial Identity

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THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
17175 MONTEREY ST.
MORGAN HILL, CA 95037
(408) 779-4044

THREE TUESDAYS EVENINGS
AUGUST 31, SEPTEMBER 7 AND 14, 2010
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Interfaith Overviews
Islam, Buddhism, and Fundamentalism

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SAN DAMIANO RETREAT HOUSE
710 HIGHLAND DRIVE
DANVILLE, CA 94526-3704
(925) 837-9141
www.sandamiano.org

THE INTERFAITH PRACTICE OF JESUS
SEPTEMBER 10-12, 2010

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SAINT PETER & PAUL CATHOLIC CHURCH
4450 GRANITE DR.
ROCKLIN, CA 95677
(916) 624-5827

FIVE MONDAY EVENINGS
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

AN EXPLORATION OF THE WORLD’S FAITH TRADITIONS

SEPTEMBER 20, 2010
Introduction to the World Religions

SEPTEMBER 27, 2010
Introduction to Hinduism: All Paths Are Sacred

OCTOBER, 4, 2010
Introduction to Buddhism: The Way of Compassion

OCTOBER 11, 2010
Introduction to Judaism: The Word of God is in Your Heart

OCTOBER 18, 2010
Introduction to Islam: The Way of Peace

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ST. STEPHEN’S CATHOLIC CHURCH
1101 KEAVENY COURT
WALNUT CREEK, CA 94597
(925) 939-3826

TWO TUESDAY EVENINGS
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

ECOLOGY, ETHICS AND THE CARE OF THE EARTH
REFLECTIONS IN LIGHT OF THE GULF OIL DISASTER

OCTOBER 6, 2010
Environmentalism and Ethics
A Reconsideration of the Genesis Text of Creation

OCTOBER 19, 2010
Deep Ecology
An Exploration of the Catholic Church’s
“Ten Commandments” of Ecological Responsibility

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CATHOLICISM
AS A GLOBAL SPIRITUALITY

A TWELVE WEEK SERIES PRESENTED BY THOMAS P. BONACCI, C.P.
SPONSORED BY
CHRIST THE KING PASSIONIST RETREAT CENTER
CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA
AND THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT
PITTSBURG, CA

This twelve part series explores Catholicism as a global spirituality. Each session is self-contained requiring no prior study or preparation. The series begins with the extraordinary perspectives and developments found in the Second Vatican Council. The series is based on a positive, constructive, and future orientated understanding of Catholicism as a spirituality rooted in Scripture, Tradition, and the human quest and search for God.

PART ONE
THE CHURCH

The world church assembled at the Second Vatican Council where the church became aware of itself in new and remarkable ways. While these developments are rooted in history and Tradition, the renewed understanding is still unfolding in ways both challenging, conflicting, and inspiring. We will conclude this part of our series by revisiting the extraordinary insights found in John Paul’s Encyclical, “Ut Unam Sint.”

OCTOBER 5, 2010
The Second Vatican Council and the Emergence of the World Church

OCTOBER 12, 2010
The Ecumenical Nature of the Church in the Interspiritual Age
Embracing the True, the Good, and the Beautiful

OCTOBER 19, 2010
Sacred Secularity
The Church in the Modern World
Service, Solidarity, and Hope

OCTOBER 26, 2010
The Church of Christ, The Catholic Church, and The Kingdom Of God
Revisiting Scripture and Theology in the Search for Ecclesial Identity

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ST. IGNATIUS OF ANTIOCH
3351 CONTRA LOMA BLVD
ANTIOCH, CA 94509

ADULT EDUCATION SERIES
THOMAS P. BONACCI, C.P.

FIVE MONDAY EVENINGS
DECEMBER 6, 20, 2010 AND JANUARY 3, MARCH 7, 21, 2011
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

THE INTERFAITH PRACTICE OF JESUS
BASIC INTRODUCTION

MONDAY – DECEMBER 6, 2010
The Fundamental Attitude of Jesus – “kenosis”
Philippians 2: 5-11 and Mark 10: 46-52
The Risen Presence of Magnanimous Openness to All

MONDAY – DECEMBER 20, 2010
The Hindu Vishnu meets Jesus
Avatar of Compassion
The Mind of Jesus
Mark 1: 40-45 / Matthew 8: 14-17

MONDAY – JANUARY 3, 2011
A Light Appears in Galilee
A Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist Rereading of Matthew 4: 12-17
An Interfaith Spirituality of Light

MONDAY – MARCH 7, 2011
Incarnation, Transfiguration, Transformation
Becoming what you desire the World to be
Lent as Interfaith Practice

MONDAY – MARCH 21, 2011
The Ultimate Act of Love and Reverence
A Hindu/Buddhist rereading of the Death of Jesus

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CHRIST THE KING PASSIONIST RETREAT CENTER
6520 VAN MAREN LANE
CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA 95621
(916) 725-4720

YEAR END RETREAT EVENING
DECEMBER 31, 2010