Teen Interfaith Council Volunteers at Grace Baptist Church, December 9, 2017!

On Saturday, December 9, 2017 the Teen Interfaith Council volunteered at Grace Baptist Church in downtown San Jose, assisting with their Annual Winter Coat Give-a-away. It was a privilege working with Celinda and the Grace Baptist community helping our brothers and sisters who are homeless or living in poverty.

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Teen Interfaith Council Attends Homeless Memorial Service

Interfaith Homeless Memorial Service Video

On December 21, 2016 the Teen Interfaith Council sent two representatives to attend the Annual Homeless Memorial Service held in front of San Jose City Hall in San Jose California.

In 2015 about 13o homeless individuals died in the streets and along the creeks of San Jose, California. This interfaith memorial service was attended by interfaith leaders, Mayor Sam Liccardo, and several other community groups. This was a call to action on behalf of the more than 7,000 homeless people in Silicon Valley as well as a remembrance of those who died on the streets. Two members of the Teen Interfaith Council were in attendance and one the Hindu members  of the Teen Interfaith Council offered a reflection in remembrance of those who lost their lives. Below are a few photos and a video link of the Interfaith Homeless Memorial Service. Diane Fisher of the Jewish Federation and Deacon Steve Herrera (Co-directors of the Council) were also in attendance.

Teen Interfaith Council’s First Meeting!

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The 2016-2017 Teen Interfaith Leadership Council

On September 18, 2016 the Teen Interfaith Leadership Council met at Mazin’s house. Mazin is a Muslim member of our Teen Council and he attended the New Mexico Interfaith Immersion trip during the summer of 2016. 

These are a few photos of our gathering!

At this meeting the Teen Interfaith Council brainstormed it’s priorities for the 2016-2017 school year. Various options were discussed such as participating in advocacy issues in San Jose; visiting the elderly, attending each other’s religious celebrations, and working with the homeless in San Jose.