Hosh Geldiniz (welcome in Turkish) to Pacifica Institute’s S.F. branch. An old-fashioned ribbon-cutting, lots of great Mediterranean food including the best baklava in the Bay Area (or so it was claimed), and a demonstration of the Turkish art of Ebru (paint marbling) drew more than 75 people to ICP on Saturday, May 30.
During the celebration, greetings were offered from Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and the Mayor of San Francisco. Pacifica will have their office at the Presidio Chapel, along with ICP and the San Francisco Interfaith Council. ICP looks forward to working closely with Pacifica; plans are in the works for at least one Ramadan iftar dinner. Pacifica is a branch of the worldwide Hizmet, a religious and social movement inspired by the teachings of Fethullah Gülen deeply committed to interfaith dialogue. Other Bay Area branches are located in San Mateo, Albany, and Sunnyvale. The Sunnyvale Branch was a founding member of SiVIC, the Silicon Valley Interreligious Council.
This is the archive for the Bay Area Interfaith Connect, the former newsletter for the Interfaith Center at the Presidio .