Born in the aftermath of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, the San Francisco Interfaith Council has for 25 years brought people of different faith traditions together, bringing spiritual comfort at times of crisis, building understanding among various religious traditions, celebrating our diversity, and coordinating services to the citizens of San Francisco.
SFIC works with the 800 religious congregations in the City and County of San Francisco, their respective judicatories, sectarian educational and healthcare institutions, as well as the faith-based social service agencies that provide the social safety net for our most vulnerable residents. Ongoing programs include a monthly Interfaith Breakfast, the San Francisco Winter Shelter, a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observance and Interfaith Service, Disaster Preparedness Workshops, an Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, and much, much more.
Each meeting of SFIC begins with these words:
“This is an interfaith community. Whatever our individual belief, it can be freely expressed here with no apologies. If we are invited to offer a prayer in this setting, it should be offered according to the tradition with which we identify. If we are invited to speak on a subject from the perspective of our tradition, we are free to do so without fear of offending those who come from another tradition. We come together as people of faith to learn from each other that we might better understand the multiplicity of faith traditions in our city and in our world.”
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It’s World Interfaith Harmony Week, and to celebrate, ICP is highlighting some of the interfaith organizations and programs that circle the San Francisco Bay Area.
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This is the archive for the Bay Area Interfaith Connect, the former newsletter for the Interfaith Center at the Presidio .