There were twenty seven attendees including representatives of Methodist, Buddhist, Islamic, Unitarian, Lutheran, Baptist, Jewish, Episcopal, Christian Science, Wiccan communities and organizaitons, plus a Habitat for Humanity interfaith coordinator and a County Human Relations Commissioner.
This meeting is primarily a post-Parliament event to talk about how to continue as a partner city. Andy shared the slide show on "Developing an Interreligious Community: How Silicon Valley Used the Partner City
Process". The slides are available at
There was a great deal of discussion about what being a Partner City might look like and also what the South Bay actually needs/wants in the way of interfaith dialogue and cooperation. The next lunch meeting will be on 2/11.
There will some announcements:
This Sunday evening, 1/17 at the Levy Family Campus of the JCC there will be an opening for Holocaust Stories of Redemption, a traveling exhibition from the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC.
Habitat for Humanity proposes doing a bay area interfaith home build. It would be a house sponsorship and joint build. It takes about $50,000 and the build would be in 2011.