This year, the FAITH TRIO Harvest Celebration is the Harvest Action 2015. We are marking a decade of friendship and marching for climate repair on Saturday November 21, 2015 from 10am-3pm.
We are participating in the Northern California Climate Mobilization, which is a local effort in advance of the 2015 UN Conference on Parties in Paris (COP21). This is a mass international mobilization as world leaders in Paris make decisions that will effect the planet for the far future. This mobilization is to show mass support for an agreement that will be effective and binding. Below is an outline of the events for our Faith Trio congregations.
Northern California Climate Mobilization demands:
- Global agreements to implement dramatic and rapid reduction in global warming pollution
- Keeping fossil fuels in the ground!
- No coal exports or crude-by-rail bomb trains in Northern California
- 100% clean, safe, renewable energy! Wind, solar, and geothermal power now!
List of events (Join us at any event – Look for our Faith Trio Banner)
10-10:45 am – Shabbat service near the Lake Merritt Amphitheater at 12th Street & Lake Merritt Blvd, Oakland
11:00 am – Assemble with the Northern California Climate Mobilization at the Lake Merritt Amphitheater
12 noon – March to Oakland City Hall / Frank Ogawa Plaza
1:00 pm – Rally with Northern California Climate Mobilization
2:00 pm – Move to the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California at 1433 Madison Street, Oakland. Bring a bag lunch and eat together.
The Islamic Cultural Center has invited us to gather after the action is over in their downtown facility at 1433 Madison Street near 14th Street for eating and talking together. If you have any questions, please email (check the MPC directory) any members of the Faith Trio group: Betsy King, Brad Hester, Dave Siegenthler, or Peggy Alter.
BACKGROUND OF THE FAITH TRIO — The Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California, Montclair Presbyterian Church and Kehilla Community Synagogue became the Faith Trio as a result of September 11, 2001.
One Sunday weeks after the attack, three Muslim women (a mother and her two grown daughters) visited Montclair Presbyterian Church. After the service one Christian woman asked if she and others could visit an event at the Islamic Cultural Center. That year Muslim-Christian friendships developed as members of both congregations joined in each others’ events leading to annual Harvest Dinners. In 2005 Kehilla Community Synagogue joined, bringing together the three Abrahamic faiths calling themselves the Faith Trio.
The Trio has held Harvest Celebrations for the past decade, and has organized interfaith art exhibitions, poetry readings, text study sessions, and have also volunteered in food bank service together. These activities are organized through monthly meetings of representatives from each congregation — the Faith Trio Committee.
This year instead of a feast, the Faith Trio celebrates the harvest and planet earth with prayers and marching feet.
Please Join Us!