Recent and Past Events Reverend Burch participated in this year's annual Interfaith Dinner & Dialogue held at Congregation Netivot Shalom and sponsored by the Pacifica Institute. Keynote speaker Dr Ejaz Naqvi spoke about the relationship about the relationship between the Quran and the Bible. Rev. Burch spoke about the sharing ethic emphasized in the observance of Ramadan. Participants experienced the Islamic Call to Prayer and shared a meal together following the program. Held Sunday, June 11.
Community Forum & Information Fair on Homelessness. Sponsored by Northbrae, BOCA, and North Berkeley Public Library, and featuring Councilperson Sophie Hahn and Peter Buddenhagen, Dir. of Health, Housing, and Community Services, as well as over ten Bay Area non-profit and agencies serving the homeless. Informative and thoughtful forum held in Haver Hall. Thursday, March 9.
Isa Guicciardi, Founding Director of Sacred Stream, was a Northbrae to share and discuss key principles of Buddhist thought as they apply to and inform many aspects of our lives, and societal wellness. Dinner preceded the talk in our chapel. Follow-up conversations and events anticipated for 2017. Held Wednesday, March 1.
Rev. David Billings came to Northbrae to discuss racism in America and to introduce his book, DeepDenial. The audience had a lengthy, meaningful question and answer period, and books were signed! Sponsored by Northbrae, BOCA and the North Berkeley Public Library. Held Sunday, February 19.
Tikkun Magazine's "What Next Post-Election Strategy Conference was held at Northbrae last fall. The full conference agenda included meaningful discussions, and strategizing for action that fights for justice, advocacy and inclusion. Film-maker Oliver Stone was awarded the Tikkun Award in honor of Tikkun's 30th Anniversary Celebration in this live-streamed well-attended event. Held Nov.12-13.
Understanding Aging and the End of Life Issues. Cindy Spring from theConscious Elders Network led this evening. CEN is an educational, non-profit fostering a movement of vital elders, and dedicated to growing in consciousness, and as advocates for justice. An informative, inspiring evening that successfully ended our series on good living and meaningful aging. Held Wednesday, June 15.