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Silicon Valley interreligious group launched to promote harmony and compassion 7 March , 2011

Filed under: Interfaith Issues,News — Administrator @ 11:41 am
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Posted: 03/06/2011 07:50:38 PM PST
Updated: 03/06/2011 10:21:40 PM PST

Promising to reach beyond their own religious traditions, the South Bay faithful gave birth Sunday to a transreligious group they hope will bridge differences and create a community forged by care and respect.

The Silicon Valley Interreligious Council intends to build understanding and harmony among religious groups and individuals who want to unite and promote a just and compassionate community.

At a meeting Sunday afternoon at Santa Clara University attended by about 200 people, SiVIC (pronounced “civic”) was praised by people of various faiths.

“There’s a huge entrepreneurial spirit in the valley, but we often don’t know what each other is doing,” said the Rev. D. Andrew Kille, a Baptist who led the committee that founded the new group. READ MORE

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