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