2012 Program Archive

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
9085 Calvine Road
Sacramento, CA 95829
(916) 689-1099

INTERFAITH CONNECTIONS
A PROGRAM SPONSORED BY
THOMAS P. BONACCI, C.P.
THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT
PITTSBURG, 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 seek the beauty, splendor, and contribution of each faith tradition. Our series will include suggestions for exploring the possibility for developing and practicing Global Spirituality as a source for peace in the world and in our hearts.

JANUARY 12, 2012
GENERAL INTRODUCTIONS
THE BASIS FOR INTERFAITH STUDY
THE WAY OF MANY FAITHS

FEBRUARY 16, 2012
INTRODUCTION TO THE TRADITIONS OF HINDUISM
COSMIC SACREDNESS

MARCH 29, 2012
INTRODUCTION TO THE TRADITIONS OF BUDDHISM
COMPASSION FOR ALL CREATURES

APRIL 19, 2012
INTRODUCTION TO JUDAISM
THE SPLENDOR OF GOD

MAY 24, 2012
INTRODUCTION TO ISLAM
THE PEACE OF GOD

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THE INTERFAITH PRACTICE OF JESUS
INTERFAITH REFLECTIONS
GLOBAL WISDOM IN THE EMERGING SECOND AXIAL PERIOD

Moreover, the fullness of truth received in Jesus Christ does not give individual Christians the guarantee that they have grasped that truth fully. In the last analysis truth is not a thing we possess, but a person by whom we must allow ourselves to be possessed. This is an unending process. While keeping their identity intact, Christians must be prepared to learn and to receive from and through others the positive values of their traditions. Through dialogue they may be moved to give up ingrained prejudices, to revise preconceived ideas, and even sometimes to allow the understanding of their faith to be purified.

DIALOGUE AND PROCLAMATION #49
FOUR THURSDAY MORNINGS 10:00 am – 12 NOON

January 13, 2012
The Religion of Jesus

February 17, 2012
Self-discovery in the Meeting of Another – John 4: 1ff

March 23, 2012
Solidarity in the Quest for Liberation
Devotional Practice for the Sake of Another
Mark 5: 1-43

April 20, 2012
Graciousness and Gratitude
“I have never seen such Faith!”
Insights from Luke 7: 1-10 and Luke 10: 25-37

May 25, 2012
The Transformative Power of Listening
Insights from Mark 7: 24-30

A PROGRAM OF
THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT
640 BAILEY ROAD #301
PITTBURG, CA 94565
(925) 787-9279

peace@thomaspbonacci.net
interfaithpeaceproject,org

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The Institute for the Study of the Passion

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

PART TWO

January 10, 2012
The Passion Narrative of Mark – The Supper

January 17, 2012
The Passion Narrative of Mark – The Agony in the Garden

January 24, 2012
The Passion Narrative of Mark – The Execution by Crucifixion

January 31, 2012
The Purpose and Function of the Passion Narrative of Mark
“Is Mark’s Passion Narrative an Ancient Baptismal Liturgy?”

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Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church
9961 Elk Grove-Florin Road
Elk Grove, California, 95624
(916) 685-3681

THE INTERFAITH JESUS

Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
AN INTERFAITH CONNECTIONS PROGRAM
SPONSORED BY
THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT
PITTSBURG, CA

FIVE FRIDAY MORNINGS
10:00 am – 12 Noon
January 13, February 17, March 23, April 20, and May 25, 2012

January 13, 2012
HEARING THE VOICE WITHIN
Romans 8: 26-27 and the Latter Day Saints Criteria for Truth
Accessing the Women’s Hearts in Mark 5: 21-34 and 7: 24-30

February 17, 2012
THE RELIGION OF JESUS (PART ONE)
The Religious Other According to Amos 9: 7
Radical Kenosis (Philippians 2: 5-11) and Mark 5: 1-20 and 35-43

March 23, 2012
THE RELIGION OF JESUS (PART TWO)
The Dignity of Ruth, The Courage of Rebecca, The Audacity of Bathsheba
The Priority of the Poor and Stranger in the Work and Life of Jesus

April 20, 2012
THE RELIGION OF JESUS (PART THREE)
The Sabbath as Justice
The Perspective of Jesus as Found in Luke 4: 16-19
The Dignity of the Religious “Other”

May 25, 2012
THE INTERFAITH UNDERSTANDING OF JESUS
Insights from Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, and Islam
How others might see Jesus

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The Institute for the Study of the Passion

Holy Family Motherhouse
159 Washington Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94539
(510) 624-4500

PART TWO

Mondays 7:30pm-9:00pm

February 6, 2012
The Passion Narrative Verses Unique to Mark

February 13, 2012
The Passion Narrative Verses Unique to Matthew

February 20, 2012
The Passion Narrative Verses Unique to Luke

February 27, 2012
The Passion Narrative Verses Unique to John

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GRANITE BAY, CA
PRIVATE HOME-BASED PROGRAM
INTERFAITH CONNECTIONS
A PROGRAM SPONSORED BY
THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT
PITTSBURG, 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 seek the beauty, splendor, and contribution of each faith tradition. Our series will include suggestions for exploring the possibility for developing and practicing Global Spirituality as a source for peace in the world and in our hearts.

JANUARY 29, 2012
General Introductions
The Basis for Interfaith Study
The Way of Many Faiths

MARCH 18, 2012
Introduction to the Traditions of Hinduism
Cosmic Sacredness

APRIL 12, 2012
Introduction to the Traditions of Buddhism
Compassion for All Creatures

MAY 20, 2012
Introduction to Judaism
The Splendor of God

JUNE 24, 2012
Introduction to Islam
The Peace of God

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ANTIOCH, CA
A PRIVATE HOME-BASED PROGRAM

INTERFAITH CONNECTIONS
A PROGRAM SPONSORED BY
THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT
PITTSBURG, CA

THE INTERFAITH JESUS
SPRING 2012
FIVE THURSDAYS
7:00 -8:30 PM

FEBRUARY 23, 2012
Exploring the “attitude” of Jesus
Insights from Philippians 2:1-11

MARCH 22, 2012
The Religion of Jesus
Genesis-Exodus-Amos

APRIL 26 2012
The International/Interfaith Implications of Mark 5

MAY 17, 2012
The Interfaith implications of Mark 6-7-8
Celebrating the Syro-Phoenician Woman

JUNE 21, 20O12
What “others” experience in Jesus
Insights from the Tanak/New Testament/Qur’an
Transcending the comparative approach

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CASTRO VALLEY
PRIVATE HOME-BASED PROGRAM

INTERFAITH CONNECTIONS
A PROGRAM SPONSORED BY
THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT
PITTSBURG, CA

THE “RE-BIRTH” OF THE DIVINE IN OUR TIME

We have come a long way since the “Death of God” movement which characterized the so-called “post-modern” period. To the surprise of not a few, the sense and experience of the sacred, the divine, and the spiritual has emerged with surprising intensity. Our six part series will explore several important aspects of this development and its possible implications for the uncertain future of religion as we know it.

February 28, 2012
The “Death of God” movement and the resurgence of the Divine Experience

April 3, 2012
The Journey of the Shaman
(Heaven and Earth shall kiss – The Spirituality of Psalm 85)

June 19, 2012
The Goddess rising in our time – Proverbs 8
(The voice of the feminine in ancient texts and contemporary society)

July 10, 2012
Avatars / Incarnations / Manifestations
(The dance of the Divine with the Human)
(Reflections on Moses and the Burning Bush of Divine Fire)

August 21, 2012
The Cosmic Dance of Three Ladies
(Transforming Earth with Heaven’s Wisdom)
(The Dance of Quan Yin, Tara, and Mary)

September 11, 2012
Is there such a thing as “Quantum Spirituality”?
(A study in the Interconnectedness of All Things Visible and Invisible)
(The Radicalization of the Creed)

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Our Lady of the Snows
1138 Wright Street
Reno, Nevada

Annual Lenten Parish Mission
March 5, 6, 7, 8, 2012

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St. Gall Catholic Church
1343 Centerville Lane
Gardnerville, Nevada

MONDAY
MARCH 12, 2012
MISSION EVENING
7:00pm-8:30pm
Evening Service

THE COMPASSIONATE HEART OF JESUS
FIRST REFLECTION
A Voice Crying Out in the Wilderness
The Shocking Response of Jesus
SECOND REFLECTION
MARK 1: 40-45
The Meaning of Discipleship
(The Radical Baptism of Jesus – The Compassionate Heart)

TUESDAY
MARCH 13, 2012
MISSION EVENING
7:00pm-8:30pm
Evening Service

THE GOSPEL OF UNBOUNDED LOVE
FIRST REFLECTION
The Privilege to Serve – The Servant Named “Jesus”
SECOND REFLECTION
So Jesus Journeyed With Him…
Selections From Mark 5

WEDNESDAY
MARCH 14, 2012
MISSION EVENING
7:00pm-8:30pm
Evening Service

HIS HEART WAS BROKEN WITH COMPASSION
FIRST REFLECTION
The Green Pastures of Hope
(Jesus as Good Shepherd)
SECOND REFLECTION
Feeding Multitudes
Selections from Mark 6

THURSDAY
MARCH 15, 2012
MISSION EVENING
7:00pm-8:30pm

WHY DOES JESUS EAT WITH “SUCH” PEOPLE?
FIRST REFLECTION
Guess Who’s Coming to Supper?
SECOND REFLECTION
Now Go Tell Peter!
(A Matter Of Celebrating “Unbounded” Love)
Mark 16: 7

THE MORNING SCHEDULE
MARCH 12 – 15, 2012
SCRIPTURE STUDY
(DIFFERENT FROM THE EVENING SERVICE)

JESUS – THE REVELATION OF WHAT IT MEANS TO BE HUMAN
MONDAY – What God Gave Us for Christmas?
The Manger of That is His Table
TUESDAY – What We Received at Easter
The “Victory” of the Cross
WEDNESDAY – Every Day as Pentecost – Living in the Spirit
(Insights from Romans 12)
Thursday – Questions and Answers with Fr. Tom
A Time for Discussion

THOMAS P. BONACCI, C.P.
THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT
640 BAILEY ROAD #301
PITTSBURG, CA 94565
(925) 787-9278
peace@thomaspbonacci.net

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School for Applied Theology

March 28, 2012
April 16, 2012
April 18, 2012

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The Institute for the Study of the Passion

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

PART THREE

April 24, 2012
Contemporary Disputes Concerning the Passion of Jesus
Some Interfaith Perspectives from Islam

May 1, 2012
Atonement / Substitution Perspectives
“Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God!”
A Reconsideration of Some Evangelical Perspectives

May 8, 2012
Liberation and Womanist Reinterpretations of the Death of Jesus on the Cross

May 15, 2012
Future Perspectives Concerning Devotion to Jesus Crucified
The Cross of Jesus at the Crossroads of the World

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HOLY FAMILY MOTHERHOUSE
159 Washington Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94539

INTERFAITH CONNECTIONS
A PROGRAM SPONSORED BY
THOMAS P. BONACCI, C.P.
THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT
PITTSBURG, 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 four part program is designed as Part One of our introduction of major faith traditions of humankind. We seek the beauty, splendor, and contribution of each faith tradition. Our series will conclude with some suggestions for exploring the possibility for developing and practicing Global Spirituality as a source for peace in the world and in our hearts.

Five Mondays 7:30-9:00 PM

May 7, 2012
General Introductions
Introduction to the Traditions of Hinduism
Cosmic Sacredness

May 14, 2012
Introduction to the Traditions of Buddhism
Compassion for All Creatures

May 21, 2012
Introduction to Judaism
The Splendor of God

May 28, 2012
Introduction to Islam
The Peace of God

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The Institute for the Study of the Passion

THE MERCY RETREAT CENTER
535 Sacramento St.
Auburn, CA 95603
(530) 887-2019

     The Institute for the Study of the Passion is dedicated to exploring a renewed theology of the death of Jesus emphasizing the implications his death has in the cause of justice and peace. This five session study overviews the meaning of the word “Passion” as it pertains to the life, work, and death of Jesus.
The Institute will study the ramifications of violence and religion offering a positive, accessible, and challenging interpretation of the death of Jesus by crucifixion. The Institute also participates in conferences and discussions with members of the Interfaith Community as we work in the cause of justice for peace.
Our five session study overviews some important aspects of the Passion Narratives of the New Testament.

FIVE SATURDAYS

9:30 am – 2:30 pm

MAY 26, 2012
Passion Spirituality and the Passion of Jesus
The Emerging Ethic of Global Compassion

JUNE 23, 2012
The Baptism of Jesus in Light of the “Agony” in the Garden
Insights into Mark 1: 40-45

JULY 28, 2012
The Temptations of Jesus
The Confrontation with Evil
A Matthew / Mark / Luke Comparison

August 25, 2012
Thus He Bore Ours Sins and Afflictions
Insights from Matthew and Isaiah
Prophecy and the Passion of Jesus

OCTOBER 27, 2012
The Passion Narrative as Text of Justice
Some Contemporary Readings of the Ancient Text
The Cry for Justice and the Passion of the Earth

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VATICAN II

The Catholic Community of Pleasanton
St. Elizabeth Seton Church
4001 Stoneridge Drive
Pleasanton, CA 94588

May 29, 2012
June 12, 2012

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THE COMPASSION PROJECT

The Interfaith Peace Project
A Private Home-Based Interfaith Connections Program

Where, then, is this eternal religion-the santana dharma, as the Hindus call it-to be found? It is to be found in every religion as its ground or source, but it is beyond all formulation. It is the reality behind all rites, the truths behind all dogmas, the justice behind all laws. But it is also to be found in the heart of every (person). It is the law “written on their hearts”. It is not known by sense or reason but by the experience of the soul in its depths.

Griffiths, Bede
Return to the Center
Templegate, 1977
p.98

Four Thursday Evenings
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Brentwood, CA

May 3, 2012
The Origins of the Golden Rule
A Summary of the first Axial Period

May 10, 2012
The Globalization of Compassion as the Primary Human Ethic
The Rise of the Second Axial Period
The Charter of Compassion

May 31, 2012
The First Six Steps of the Twelve Step Compassion Project

June 7, 2012
The Second Six Steps of the Twelve Step Compassion Project

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The Institute for the Study of the Passion

SAN DAMIANO RETREAT CENTER
Danville, CA

Weekend Retreat
June 1, 2 and 3, 2012

The Way of Compassion
The Passion of Jesus According to Luke

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The Institute for the Study of the Passion

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

Weekend Retreat
June 15, 16, 17, 2012

“Companions Gathered At The Foot of The Cross!”

Seven Studies and Reflections:

1. Establishing the Altar of Compassion (8:15 pm Friday)
2. Insights and perspectives from Galatians (9:30 am Saturday)
3. The Passionate Christ (Mark 1: 40-45) (11:00 am Saturday)
4. The Women of the Passion (3:00 pm Saturday)
5. Anointing and the Grinding Stone (5:00 pm Saturday)
6. Bread of Compassion / Cup of Solidarity (7:30 pm Saturday)
7. The Mother at the Foot of The Cross (9:30 am Sunday)

     The Retreat for the Study of the Passion affords participants to engage in serious study and reflection as we probe the Passion of Jesus. Each session will conclude with an opportunity to engage in dialogue and conversation. It is our intention to establish The Christ the King Retreat Center as an International Center for the Study of the Passion. Your participation in this program will foster that goal.
Our retreat weekend is constructed in such a way that you may attend any one of the sessions. Saturday can be attended as a Day of Recollection. Participants can stay at the Retreat Center overnight with meals provided.
Contact Fr. Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P. for help in planning your retreat study.

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Chaplaincy Institute

Introduction to Interfaith: Nurturing Interreligious Relations
June 21, 2012

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THE INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF THE PASSION

Home-Based Program
Concord, CA

Our Five Week program introduces the four Passion Narratives of the Canonical Gospels. This introductory study prepares the way for future programs in the study of the death of Jesus. Our introduction confronts and challenges the issue of religion and violence. Our study of each Passion Narrative situates the death of Jesus in terms of his life and work.

Five Thursday Afternoons
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

June 28, 2012
The Passion Narratives
Mark 14-15, Matthew 26-27, Luke 22-23, John 18-19

July 5, 2012
The Passion According to Mark
“Truly He was the Son of God!”

July 12, 2012
The Passion According to Matthew
“In Order to Fulfill the Prophecy!”

July 19, 2012
The Passion According to Luke
“This Day You Shall Be With Me!”

July 26, 2012
The Passion According to John
“They Shall Look on Him Whom They Have Pierced!”

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Dhyanyoga Centers-Antioch
3306 Contra Loma Blvd
Antioch, CA 94509

info@dyc.org
(925) 779-9660

THE GREAT TRANSFORMATION
COSMIC, GLOBAL, LOCAL AND PERSONAL

Our four week series is inspired by Karen Armstrong’s book, The Great Transformation. In that most important work, she explores the rise of the Golden Rule as the core ethic of the World’s Faith Traditions. Gleaning her insights with the insights of others such as Robert Bellah, Ewert Cousins, Andrew Harvey, and Cari Jackson, we will develop some insights into how we might understand our contemporary world and do more than hope for a better future. In a word, our series will challenge us to be the hope and peace we seek.

Four Friday Evenings
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

June 29, 2012
The Rise of the Golden Rule
The First Axial Period

July 6, 2012
Is Interfaith Spirituality possible or even desirable?
If so, what shape would it take and
how would it be practiced?

July 20, 2012
The Ancient Roots of Interfaith / Interspiritual / Intercultural Practice?
Insights from Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism

July 27, 2012
Emerging Future Trends
A Very Dangerous Proposal
Peaceful Practice in Troubled Times

Conducted by
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
The Interfaith Peace Project
interfaithpeace.org

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ANTIOCH, CA
A PRIVATE HOME-BASED PROGRAM

THE INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF THE PASSION
A PROGRAM SPONSORED BY
THE PASSIONIST COMMUNITY OF CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA
AND
THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT
PITTSBURG, CA

THE PASSION OF JESUS
Interfaith and Ecumenical Perspectives

SUMMER AND FALL 2012

One Saturday and Four Sundays
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

June 30, 2012
The Passionate Nature of Jesus
Insights from Mark 1: 40-45 and Luke 7: 11-17

July 29, 2012
Religion and Violence
Revisiting the doctrine of the Atonement

October 21, 2012
Introducing the Passion Narratives
A note on the “Cross that Spoke”

November 25, 2012
The manner of his death
Insights from Luke 23: 39-49

December 16, 2012
Summary and Review
The Interfaith / Ecumenical implications of Passion Studies

Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
Interfaithpeaceproject.org

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Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church
9961 Elk Grove-Florin Road
Elk Grove, California, 95624
(916) 685-3681

Reflections on the Book of Revelation
In Honor of the Mayan Prophecies

Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
AN INTERFAITH CONNECTIONS PROGRAM
THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT
PITTSBURG, CA

“And Suddenly I Saw the Lamb”

     In the great tradition of Exodus, Daniel, the Prophets, and the apocalyptic movement of the post-prophetic period, The Book of Revelation emerges with its vision of the Cosmic yet ever-present Christ. The Gospel of Jesus, symbolized in the Lamb once slain, forms the heart of the last Book of the New Testament in which prayer is the norm of life, courage is the virtue of the Spirit, and vision is the remedy in the midst of turmoil and persecution.

Five Sunday Evenings
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

July 22, 2012
Situating Revelation
The Ever-present Cosmic Christ

August 12, 2012
The Seven Churches
Heaven and Earth Shall Kiss

September 16, 2012
The unholy trinity of evil
Suddenly I saw the Lamb

October 14, 2012
The Choice of Catastrophe
The Destruction of Destruction

November 11, 2012
A New Heaven, A New Earth
The Spirit in Revelation/The Spirit of Revelation

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INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT CENTER
PRIVATE PROGRAM
INTERFAITH/INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE

July 30, 2012
Introduction to the Faith Traditions
The First Axial Period
Hinduism (Is Not All One)

August 27, 2012
Buddhism (Cause No Harm)
Judaism (The Holiness of Time)

October 1, 2012
Islam (The Way of Peace)
Interfaith/Ecumenism (September 11, 1893 to the Present)
The Rise of Second Axial Consciousness

October 29, 2012
Clarification of Terms
The Interfaith Practice of Jesus

November 26, 2012
The Philosophy and Principles of Interreligious Dialogue
Open Discussion with Tom

Sacred Visits
Vedanta Society of Northern California, San Francisco, CA
The Jain Center of Northern California, Milpitas, CA
The Sikh Community
Asian art Museum, San Francisco, CA
Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
Mosque
Synagogue
Peace Lutheran Church, Danville, CA
Latter-day Saints
China Town Tour

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The Institute for the Study of the Passion

Holy Family Motherhouse
159 Washington Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94539
(510) 624-4500

PART THREE

Mondays 7:30pm-9:00pm

August 6, 2012
Insights from I Corinthians / Galatians
“Crucified to the World!”

August 13, 2012
The Epistle to the Hebrews
The Passion of Jesus as Sacrifice

August 20, 2012
The Nature of the Good Friday Liturgy
“Adoring the Cross!”

August 27, 2012
“Companions Gathered at the Foot of the Cross”
A Reconsideration of Matthew 25 and the Cost of Discipleship

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St. Ignatius of Antioch
3351 Contra Loma Blvd
Antioch, CA 94509

Adult Education Series
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.

The Year of Faith
The Fiftieth Anniversary of The Second Vatican Council

Five Evenings
August 9, September 17, November 6, December 7, 2012
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday – August 9, 2012
The Year of Faith
The Jubilee Year of the Council’s Reception by the Peoples of the World

Monday – September 17, 2012
The Meaning and Significance of Vatican II
Celebrating the Spirit in the World

Tuesday – November 6, 2012
The Interreligious / Ecumenical Dimensions of Vatican II
Dialogue and Proclamation

Friday – December 7, 2012
Future Church
The Global and Cosmic Dimensions of the Church

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Conassian Lay Summer Retreat
August 17, 18, 19, 2012

Friday, August 17, 2012 Evening
Overview of the Journeys of Jesus in the Gospel/Acts of Apostles of St. Luke

Saturday, August 18, 2012 AM
The Great Lucan Journey
Sharing the Parable of Luke 15

Saturday, August 18, 2012 PM
Altermath of the Parable
A Reflection on “Father Almighty”

Saturday August 18, 2012 Evening
Communal Penance Service
The Younger Son Revisited

Sunday, August 19 Morning
Philippians 2:1-11 in Light of Luke 15
Mass

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ALL SAINTS CHURCH
22824 SECOND STREET
HAYWARD, CA

GOD’S RADICAL HOSPITALITY:
THE PSALMS ARE THE PRAYERS AND SONGS OF ISRAEL

Fr. Tom will be the homilist for the week-end Masses September 8,9, 2012

Monday, September 10, 2012 7:00-8:30 PM
Evening of Reflection on God’s Radical Hospitality
(To be held in the All Saints Gym)

Evenings of Reflection on the Psalms
On the following three Thursdays 7:00 to 8:30 PM
September 27, 2012
October 18, 2012
November 8, 2012
(To be held in the All Saints Gym)

     This program is made possible through a Worship Renewal Grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Grand Rapids, Michigan, with funds provided by Lilly Endowment Inc.

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ST. JOAN OF ARC CHURCH
2601 SAN RAMON VALLEY BLVD.
SAN RAMON, CA 94583

Jubilee Year of Vatican II:
Pouring Out the Spirit in Our Times

Three Tuesday Evenings:
September 18, 25, October 2, 2012

September 18, 2012
Why is the Council important to you and the Church today?

September 25, 2012
The Core Teachings of Vatican II:
Church, Bible, Prayer, Service

October 2, 2012
Faithful Interpretation:
The Spirituality of Vatican II

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GRANITE BAY, CA
PRIVATE HOME-BASED PROGRAM

INTERFAITH CONNECTIONS
A PROGRAM SPONSORED BY
THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT
PITTSBURG, CA

DISCERNING HOPE IN AN UNCERTAIN TIME
THE EMERGENCE OF SECOND AXIAL CONSCIOUSNESS

NO WORLD PEACE WITHOUT RELIGIOUS PEACE

Our three session program will consider the possibility we might be living in a period of time in which world peace through a greater sense of spiritual practice might become possible. Having explored the First Axial Religions, we now consider whether or not our time is witnessing the emergence of what might be called “Second Axial Consciousness”?

SEPTEMBER 16, 2012
September 11, 1893 – September 2, 1945
Unbounded Optimism – Shattered Hope
The War to End All Wars

OCTOBER 14, 2012
1945 – 2001
The Rise of the Global Ethic
The Event of December 24, 1968
The Rise of Global Consciousness
The Rise of Cosmic Awareness

NOVEMBER 11, 2012
2001 – Present
The Event of September 11, 2001
The Possibility of Second Axial Global Spirituality

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UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE CELEBRATION

SPONSORED BY
THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT &
THE INTERFAITH COUNCIL OF CONTRA COSTA COUNTY

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2012
Interfaith Concert for Peace
East County Shared Ministry
200 East Leland Road
Pittsburg, CA

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2012
Festival of Interfaith Peace
Antioch Seventh-day Adventist Church
2200 Country Hills Drive
Antioch, CA

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School of Applied Theology

Interfaith Spirituality

September 24, 2012
October 1, 2012
October 8, 2012

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SS. PETER AND PAUL CATHOLIC CHURCH
4450 Granite Drive
Rocklin, CA 95677
(916) 624-5827

Five Monday Evenings
September 24, October 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2012
7:00pm – 9:00pm

THE BOOK OF REVELATION

Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
The Interfaith Peace Project

September 24, 2012
The Nature and Purpose of Revelation
(In light of the Mayan Prophecies)
The Inaugural Experience of the Cosmic / Transcendent Christ

October 1, 2012
The Prophecies to the Seven Churches of Asia Minor
The Emergence of the Ecclesial Sense
(What it might mean to be a Church)

October 8, 2012
The Vision of Heaven and the Nightmare
Violent Retribution or Patient Endurance?

October 15, 2012
The Great Cycles
Discerning the Patterns of The Book of Revelation

October 22, 2012
Behold I Saw the New Jerusalem
The Marriage of the Lamb
or
Whatever happened to the “End” of the World?

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The Institute for the Study of the Passion

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

     Resources and Libraries are available at the Christ the King Passionist Retreat Center for personal enrichment and study. Fr. Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P. is available to assist you in private study and dialogue concerning the Passion of Jesus.
Our eleven week series introduces Passionist Spirituality of the Cross, the Passion Narrative of Mark in particular, and an important exploration of the contemporary issues and significance for exploring the Passion texts of the Four Gospels.
This is the third year for our program. We are grateful to those have participated. Future programs are under development. Individual study and home-based programs are available by contacting:

Fr. Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
(925) 787-9279
peace@thomaspbonacci.net

PART ONE

In Remembrance

Tuesday Evenings 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

October 9, 2012
Where and When does the Passion Narrative begin?
Bethany? The Supper? The plot?
Insights into the Foot-washing Scene in John 13

October 16, 2012
The anointing at Bethany in Mark 14 and Matthew 26
Insights into radical remembrance

October 23, 2012
The Plot and Supper Scenes in Luke 22: 1-38
The Argument concerning greatness in Luke 22: 24-30

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HOLY FAMILY MOTHERHOUSE
159 Washington Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94539

THOMAS P. BONACCI, C.P.
PITTSBURG, CA

NO WORLD PEACE WITHOUT RELIGIOUS PEACE
REJOICING IN ALL THAT IS TRUE, GOOD AND HOLY

THE INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF THE PASSION

The great Faith Traditions of the World are perhaps the most significant source for world peace and mutual respect among the peoples of the Nations. We must discover and celebrate the interfaith love and respect already embedded in these traditions. We will explore and celebrate the interfaith love of Jesus who opened his heart to all seeing in everyone the very face and presence of the divine.

Three Mondays
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

November 5, 2012
The Interfaith Practice of Jesus
Coping with violence

November 26, 2012
The Dialogue of the Passionate Heart
The Samaritan Woman – John 4

December 3, 2012
The “Passion” of the “Infant Jesus”

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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
1924 Trinity Avenue
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Three Wednesday Evenings
November 28, December 5, and December 19, 2012

The Manger of His Love is Your Heart
Gospel Justice: Luke

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Berkeley, CA
PRIVATE PROGRAM
INTERFAITH CONNECTIONS
A PROGRAM SPONSORED BY
THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT
PITTSBURG, CA
Overview of the Advent Lectionary
Thursday, December 13, 2012

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Remembering the Holy Innocents of Sandy Hook Elementary School
Friday, December 28, 2012 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
Saturday, December 29, 2012 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

In light of the tragic events of December 14, 2012, The Interfaith Peace Center is setting aside a few hours on December 28 and 29, 2012, to remember all those who died in Newtown, CT. December 28 is the Feast of Holy Innocents when we remember the children who are so often the victims of violence. We will join together to pray, remember, meditate and share in honor of the Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre.

Spend a few moment with us as we seek to respond to this tragic event in ways both healing and compassionate. We come together in the spirit of the chiodren who died. We are already deeply inspired by their vision and hopes. We must do everything we can for the children of the World. Perhaps our simple and gentle gathering will inspire us to courageously work in the cause of peace.