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N2N 5th Annual Interfaith Picnic
“A Healthy Planet: God’s Creation, Our Responsibility”
Saturday, September 14, 12-3:00 p.m. at Lafayette Reservoir
Come meet your neighbors of different faiths, learn from their traditions, about caring for our environment, socialize, and taste delicious foods from countries all over the world. Please bring a vegetarian dish that reflects your tradition, to share with eight people. Water and paper goods will be provided. If you have easily portable chairs, please bring them. This event is for all ages!
12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Arrival and Welcome
12:30 – 1:15 p.m. Learning, storytelling, and singing from three traditions
1:15 – 3:00 p.m. Potluck picnic, fun, and fellowship
For more information and to RSVP, visit N2N 5th Annual Interfaith Picnic or call 925-283-8575.
This event is sponsored by Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N), an East Bay partnership among Christians, Jews, and Muslims whose mission is to grow understanding, respect, and appreciation for the religions of the world, via social initiatives that promote deep inter-relationships among individuals of all ages, generations, cultures and beliefs.
Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N)
For the past several years, LOPC has had an on-going interfaith “Neighbor to Neighbor” dialogue underway with Temple Isaiah and the San Ramon Valley Islamic Center.
Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) is an East Bay initiative among Christians, Jews and Muslims whose mission is to grow understanding and respect for the religions of the world, through social initiatives that promote deep inter-relationships among neighbors of different religions, ages and cultures.
As part of the N2N initiative, the LOPC Interfaith Team periodically presents speaker programs of significance on our efforts to learn more about each other and in the process deepen our own faiths. Other events involve:
- Joining in each others’ worship and prayer services
- Gatherings to discuss books we have read together
- Small group discussions on current timely events
- Informal “getting to know you” dinners
- Educational presentations on what each of us believe
- Classes on our respective faiths and holy scriptures
- Interfaith Trips to Israel and Palestine
If you have any interfaith questions or special interests, contact Terry Clark.
We Love All Our Neighbors!
Display your “neighborly love” with this sign created by our Neighbor Interfaith Partnership. The Neighbor to Neighbor partnership includes Temple Isaiah, Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church and the San Ramon Valley Islamic Center. We created the sign so we could share publicly a modern response to our Scriptures charges of love your neighbor and showing compassion for the strangers in our midst. The sign can be placed in the window of your home, or have it laminated, add a stake and display it on your front lawn.