July 4, 2018

Dear Friends,

It has been a month since our Interfaith Center in Antioch was vandalized and burglarized.  We are open and all is back to normal.  The trauma of the event has left us a little shaken but we are deeply grateful for all the support and encouragement we have received.

Our rededication date is Saturday, July 28, 2018,, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Please come and light a candle, burn an incense stick, meet a friend and enjoy some refreshments.  As you walk through the door, our Interfaith Peace Center will be rededicated by your presence.  If you cannot attend, please offer a prayer, light a candle, or outreach to a poor person wherever you are. 

Of course, our trauma cannot match the suffering in our World today.  As we pause to rededicate our Center, we rededicate ourselves to our essential work to bring about understanding and peace to all we meet.

We will rededicate our Center to end all forms of violence and offer friendship to those who would injure us.

We will rededicate our Center as we call for an end to the violence against our children at the Southern Border who ought to be in someone’s arms, not in government cages.

We will rededicate our Center as a safe haven where people can dialogue and share without fear of criticism or rejection.

We will rededicate our Center by calling for “Welcome Centers” on our Borders as we recognize the unity and oneness of our human family.

We will rededicate our Center as we pledge anew to advocate for Women’s Rights and Dignity throughout the World.

We will rededicate our Center as we open our doors to all people, recognizing there is only one race of people – the human race.

We will rededicate our Center as we rededicate ourselves to be for all whatever they need us to be, in the name of peace.

             Please accept our gratitude for all you have done to challenge us not to lose heart.  We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, July 28, for our Open House Rededication (11:00 am – 5:00 pm).  Please RSVP to June Kirk at [email protected] or call her at 925-325-0144. Please leave your name and the number of people attending.


Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P., Executive Director
with the Reverend Andrea J. Goodman, President
and our Board of Directors