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Pentecost Jazz Vespers

June 4, 2017
Olga Lah
Artist
Mason Razavi, Kevin Bryson, Danny Gerz, Bennett Roth-Newell
Musicians

Local musicians Mason Razavi, Kevin Bryson, Danny Gerz, Bennett Roth-Newell and artist Olga Lah will provide an unforgettable end to the festivities of Pentecost Sunday.

Sansei stories - Japanese American internment during WWII

June 4, 2017
Susan Hayas
Board member of the Santa Clara Valley chapter of the ACLU.
Tom Izu
Executive Director of the California History Center and Foundation at De Anza College

Sansei stories, Local activists, Susan Hayase and Tom Izu speak about their families’
experience of the Japanese American internment during WWII,

The Resurrection of Jesus: What Did and Didn't Happen?

May 21, 2017
Professor Thomas Sheehan
Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Stanford University
St. Paul says that if Christ is not risen, our faith is in vain.
But do we know what is meant by the resurrection of Christ? It may
be a bit more complicated -- and surprising -- than people generally
believe.
 
In this talk we will review the best contemporary scripture scholarship
on resurrection in order to ask: What do we mean when we affirm in
faith that Christ is risen?
 
Thomas Sheehan is Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Stanford

Messy Art

April 2, 2017
Jani Wild
Mair Dundon

Seeing... Differently can mean that our lives are in the Messy Middle, filled with much that is in progress, incomplete or downright broken. Celebrate and find joy in the chaos with Messy Art. No skills or experience necessary!

 

Asian Liberation Theologies

April 2, 2017
Sarah Lapenta-H

How might our liturgical language be heard by non-Eurocentric listeners? How do we learn about global differences without other-izing? As a learner herself, Sarah will facilitate Sunday’s forum exploring Asian atonement theologies along various continuums, including conservative to progressive, grassroots to privileged, local to global.

Jesus the Liberator: Liberation Theologies for Today

March 26, 2017
Wilma Jakobsen

Can salvation that is only personal and spiritual be meaningful for those who are poor, hungry, oppressed and live on the margins of society?  Wilma Jakobsen, together with Francisco Garcia, Episcopal priest in Los Angeles, and Edwin Arrison, Anglican priest in South Africa, (both via video presentations), explore different types of liberation theology, from its origin in Latin America, to Black and African and feminist liberation theologies, and their importance for the world today.

April 2: Asian Liberation Theologies

Messy Art

March 19, 2017
Jani Wild
Mair Dundon

Seeing... Differently can mean that our lives are in the Messy Middle, filled with much that is in progress, incomplete or downright broken. Celebrate and find joy in the chaos with Messy Art. No skills or experience necessary!

 

The Traditional Stories

March 12, 2017
Bruce Bramlett

Seeing...differently: "That you may have life in Jesus' name" (John 20:31)

Jazz Vespers - International Women's Day 2017

March 5, 2017
Amy Dabalos, vocals
Nichole Boaz, piano
Jenelle Roccaforte, bass

Interfaith Jazz Vespers to celebrate International Women’s Day. Rabbi Melani Aron, Dr. Maha Elgenaidi and Rev. Dr. Liliana DaValle  share their reflections on 'Sanctuary and Solidarity' from their Jewish, Muslim and Christian traditions.

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