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    When children are born, they have the seed for blossoming into an adult. Even still, most adults are not complete just as the hero in a “Hero’s Journey” has some incompleteness. There are two dimensions of imperfection: things you know about and other things that you are entirely oblivious about. According to the “Hero’s Journey” narrative, heroes are often bothered by something they are not happy with in their lives. This unrest points the way for the hero to enter a different realm to get something that will fix his situation.


  • Kai Schmittat just returned from Cambodia. He shared his thoughts and inspiration about his experiences growing up and then returning for the Asia Pacific Summit in Cambodia.


  • On Friday, November 22, CARP Bay Area held their second “Peace Starts With Me” Campus Event at Chabot College with the message of “Education Empowering Peacemakers.”

     

    The vision for these Campus Events is to offer principled education of heart and character on the campus level and encouraging more faculty, students, and community leaders to stand up for these values. Preparations were made from the beginning of the semester, and CARP members have been anticipating for the day of the event in excitement. 


  • This past Thanksgiving weekend, BAFC held a Thanksgiving Workshop for the middle schoolers of our community. The theme for our workshop was “Expand My Heart,” which means to open up our heart to love others even though they may be different from you and to love everyone with a heart of sincerity and forgiveness.


  • The name of the program is called a Brown Paper Bag Homeless Food Program. This program was started in January 2013 under the leadership and guidance of pastor Theresa Nelson. The founder of this Brown Paper Bag Program are the Daniel’s sisters, Ann, Rose, Evelyn, Norma, Dorothy, Marie, Geneva, and Ann Rabun.


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    When we have fulfilled the first two life goals, society becomes an extension of our family. The community and the environment are treated with respect and love. Motivated by true love, we interact with society, our work, and the environment, leading to our individual and social prosperity.

     

    The third life goal deals with the human aspiration to develop our potential for creativity or mastery in some field of endeavor with the intention to leave a legacy for future generations.


  • San Francisco, United States - The Spirituality and Justice Initiative of the Coalition of Faith-Based Organizations organized two side-meetings to the annual conference of the American Society of Criminology.

     

    Building on the momentum of previous meetings held in Vienna, Austria, the coalition hosted a working group meeting at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis hotel on November 12, 2019, and an interfaith program at the historic Grace Cathedral the following day.

     

    Speakers and commentators emphasized the importance of developing partnerships between faith-based organizations (FBOs) and UN agencies, as well as with national and local governments. They discussed the relevance to criminal justice and crime prevention of faith-based agents and institutions, as well as the core religious values, principles and best practices common to many religious traditions.


  • At the November breakfast at the Bay Area Family Church, Rev James Finley brought a message on "Walking In Faith". The Father's House Band song a number of original songs which were all excellent. The food was delicious featuring an early turkey dinner for breakfast.


  • More than 50 people gathered at the beautiful LeRoy home in Oakland on November 9th for the 17th Annual Benefit for the Schools of Africa put on by the SF Bay Area Chapter of WFWP.