THE HISTORY OF THE
INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT
The Circles at
The Circle of Wisdom –Women from various faith traditions engaging in fruitful conversation concerning the ongoing development of The Interfaith Project.
The Circle of Friends –A gathering of those engaged in Interfaith work and practice from throughout the local community.
The Circles of Justice and Peace –People dedicated to making peace by advocating for justice in every aspect of human life.
The Circle of Service –Volunteers who dedicate themselves to a particular project for the development and well-being of The Interfaith Project.
The Circle of Artists –A community of artists who consulted with us in the design and development of the Interfaith Sanctuary and work.
The Beginning – Carlow College in Pittsburgh, PA
After several months of discussions with Sr. Grace Ann Geibel, RSM, President of Carlow College, the Board of Directors approves the establishment of an Interfaith Center on the school’s campus. Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P., offered the proposal and project design after consulting with the local Interfaith Community.
Sister Barbara Finch, CSJ, becomes the Co-Director and develops Social Justice outreach and relationships with the greater Pittsburgh Community.
Mission Statement – The Interfaith Project at Carlow College
The Interfaith Project at Carlow College is a humble, yet important step, in helping our world find peace in the midst of conflict and division. Our special contribution is to provide a place of prayer, study, and reflection where peoples of all faiths and goodwill can find respect and support as they seek what is good, true and holy. We will seize every opportunity to pray for peace as we strive for justice, to seek what is true, to honor what is good, as we celebrate what is holy in solidarity with all peoples throughout the world.
April 17, 2002
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P., addresses the Diocese of Raleigh, NC’s Ecumenical Commission on seeking the wisdom of the Faith Traditions of the World.
May 13, 2002
The Interfaith Project is formally announced to the Passionist Community at its Chapter meeting in Mt. Pocono, PA. Thomas M. Berry, C.P., an interfaith specialist, offers his support for the Project.
July 1, 2002
Sr. Grace Ann Geibel, RSM, meets with Bishop Donald Wuerl of the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh to present the Interfaith Proposals. The Bishop offered his support and comments on the appropriateness of the Project in light of the events of September 11, 2001.
July 8, 2002
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P., meets with the Rt. Rev. William Swing, the Episcopal Bishop of California, in his San Francisco offices. The Bishop, who is President of United Religions Initiative (URI), offers support, guidance, and blessings.
August 6, 2002
Sr. Ellie Lofus, RSM, Campus Chaplain, Sr. Barbara Finch, CSJ, and Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P. meet with leaders from various Pittsburgh Colleges and Universities to develop an Interfaith Taize Prayer Program.
August 24, 2002
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P., delivers a reflection on Interfaith Spirituality to the Junior Congregation of Rodef Shalom, Pittsburgh, PA.
September 3, 2002
Valerie Lucas, Nick Parrendo, and Marjorie Shipe, design and stain glass experts, consult on the design of the Interfaith Sanctuary, the Altar of All Women, and the restoration of the Interfaith building.
November 26, 2002
Installation of the Interfaith Library begins
June 5, 2003
Participation in the Jewish / Christian Dialogue begins.
August 3, 2003
Rev. Andrea J. Goodman and Thomas J. Bonacci, C.P., visit the Community of St. Gregory of Nyssa, San Francisco, CA, on the recommendation of Bishop Swing of the Episcopal Diocese.
September 11, 2003
Planting of the Peace Pole at Carlow University.
September 21, 2003
The Interfaith Center of Carlow University observes twenty-four hours of peace with an all-night vigil.
February 2, 2004
Interfaith Light celebration with the Pittsburgh, PA Interfaith Community.
April 8, 2004
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P., introduces the Carlow Interfaith Sanctuary to the Pittsburgh Jewish Community at Temple Sinai.
April 19, 2004
Ecumenical Theology on Tap with the Newman Community, Morgantown, WV.
May 21, 2004
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P., participates in the meeting of CERIS (Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies) at the University of Pittsburgh.
August 12, 2004
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P., introduces the Carlow Interfaith Sanctuary to the Pittsburgh Rotary.
October 20, 2004
Oakland Ministerium of Pittsburgh, PA, meets at the Interfaith Center.
January 16, 2005
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P., addresses The Tree of Life Synagogue Congregation, Pittsburgh, PA, reflecting on the possibility of practicing Interfaith Spirituality.
February 4, 2005
Pat Black, cofounder of The Interfaith Peace Project, visits the Carlow Interfaith Center.
May 31, 2005
The Carlow University Interfaith Center closes in a spirit of hope and gratitude.
June 22, 2005
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P., proposes the Intrafaith Peace Project. Conversations with Rev. Andrea J. Goodman and Patricia T. Black begin.
The Carlow Interfaith Center participates in The Daughters and Sons of Abraham outreach promoting mutuality, respect, and understanding between the Jewish, Muslim, and Christian communities in the Greater Pittsburgh Area.
Representatives from the Interfaith Center attend and participate in the monthly Jewish-Christian Dialogue sponsored by the American Jewish Committee.
Shepherd’s Heart, an outreach program to the houseless community, gathers weekly at the Carlow Interfaith Center.
Under the direction of Sr. Barbara Finch, CSJ, the houseless and those suffering from poverty have priority status in all the affairs of the Interfaith Center.
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P. initiates the Circle of Wisdom, a gathering of women spiritual leaders who will guide and direct the Interfaith outreach.
The Circles of Friends, an ongoing conversation of people from diverse interfaith communities, frequently comes together to influence the work of the Interfaith Center and outreach.
The Fifth Avenue Conversation begins a monthly meeting of civic, business, and political leaders to engage the wisdom and courage of our friends who live in the streets.
The Gathering of Interfaith Children begins as children from the Greater Pittsburgh Area visit the Interfaith Center to meet people from diverse Faith Traditions.
The Circle of Artists, under the direction of stain-glass specialist Nick Parrendo, frequently gathers at the Interfaith Center.
George D’Angelo, founder of the United Nations International Day of Peace Vigil, establishes an office of peace at the Interfaith Center.
The Honorable Thomas J. Murphy, Mayor of Pittsburgh, PA, declared the Carlow Interfaith Project to be a “Bridge” to bring diverse people together.
June 22, 2005
The Intrafaith Peace Project for the Study and Practice of Interfaith Spirituality initiated in Honor of Nancy M. and Thomas J. Bonacci.
The Founding of
The Interfaith Peace Project in 2006
THE SECOND INCARNATION OF
THE INTERFAITH PROJECT
by Rev. Andrea Goodman
The second incarnation of the Interfaith Project happened at Crepevine on Church Street in San Francisco. Tom and I were sharing a meal, and I asked him the question, “Have you ever considered creating a nonprofit for the interfaith work you are doing?” He said that he had but that it was too complicated and he didn’t have time. I told him that I knew how to do it and could do the legwork. This was an important conversation.
Tom’s Interfaith Project at Carlow College had recently closed at the height of its work with people from all faiths and economic classes, from all ethnicities, and with particular emphasis on Women’s Voice. I had recently tried to start a nonprofit that would focus on breast cancer care for the underserved, but it collapsed. So, Tom and I came to the conversation at Crepevine, each in grief over our recent losses. But when I asked him the question, and he answered it, we were like Phoenix rising through the ashes.
With the help of our wonderful nonprofit attorney, Gene Takagi, IPP was born, originally with three board members: Tom, Pat, and me. I am so grateful that all of us have the opportunity to bless one another in our work together.
Rev. Thomas P. Bonacci & Rev. Andrea Goodman
Co-Founders of The Interfaith Peace Project
May 24, 2007
Articles of Incorporation certified by the State of California.
June 9, 2007
The first Board Meeting held at the Somerset Apartments, Antioch, CA with Andrea J. Goodman, Patricia T. Black, and Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
June 18, 2007
The first Interfaith Connections Program held in Fremont, CA.
June 19, 2007
The IRS assigned an Employer Id Number to the Interfaith Peace Project.
July 25, 2007
The Dialogue with Interfaith Leaders outreach begins.
August 12, 2007
The Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County and the Interfaith Peace Project respond to the burning of the Islamic Center in Antioch, CA, offering support and encouragement to the Muslim Community.
September 21, 2007
International Day of Peace celebrated in Antioch, Pittsburg, Fremont, and Dublin. The United Nations International Day of Peace, September 21, provides an opportunity for all of humanity to come together in spirit and in action to forward the ideals of peace.
October 1, 2007
The Interfaith Peace Project Center’s Office and Library open on Matterhorn Way, Antioch, CA.
December 19, 2007
The State of California Tax Exempt Status granted.
September 21, 2008
International Day of Peace celebrated at St. Ignatius of Antioch Church and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Walnut Creek. The International Day of Peace is a global day observed in cities, towns, and villages by hundreds of millions of people as well as governments and thousands of NGOs across the globe.
January 20, 2009
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P., joins the Presidio Interfaith Council of San Francisco, CA, representing the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County and the Interfaith Peace Project.
September 17, 2009
Peace gathering with the LGBTQ+ Community in Berkeley, CA, observing the International Day of Peace.
September 20, 2009
Open House at the Antioch Peace Center in honor of the International Day of Peace and the dedication of the Peace Pole. The Dialogue with Interfaith Friends develops in earnest under the direction of the Rev. Margaretmary Staller.
November 5-15, 2009
Interfaith journey to Israel exploring the religions of the MiddleEast.
January 3, 2010
The Interfaith Peace Project cosponsors a dialogue with Huston Smith and the Interreligious Commission of the Oakland Catholic Diocese.
September 18, 2010
James D. Davis, Mayor of the City of Antioch, issues a City of Antioch Proclamation affirming the work of the Interfaith Peace Project in honor of the International Day of Peace.
September 21, 2010
The Interfaith Peace Project observed the International Day of Peace with an all-night vigil and the planting of a Peace Pole at St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, Antioch, CA. Dozens of local faith communities displayed their Sacred Books and Artifacts. Sufism Reoriented provided meditations and music through the night.
July 11, 2011
The Institute for the Study of the Passion confronting religious violence and intolerance begins in Fremont, CA.
July 17, 2011
The Interfaith Peace Project supports the work of Paul and Jan Chaffee, who established the Interfaith Observer, now part of Seattle University.
September 11 – 21, 2011
In anticipation of The International Day of Peace, The Interfaith Peace Project observed Eleven Days of Peace in memory of the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
September 13, 2011
The City of Antioch, CA, issues a proclamation honoring the work of the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County and the Interfaith Peace Project hosting the Eleven Days for Peace. Antioch accepts the gift of the Peace Pole installed at the City Hall.
December 23, 2011
Walter and Cynthia Ruehlig, Antioch Music Foundation officers, present The Interfaith Peace Project with a $2000 Grant from the Calpine Corporation through the office of District 5 Supervisor Federal Glover’s office. The Grant was used to assist in the hosting of The International Day of Peace celebration in East County.
December 25, 2011
Edith Corbin, Karen Oliver, and Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P., establish The O Street Project in Antioch, CA, with its outreach to the poor and rejected of society with special attention to those struggling with mental health issues.
The first Blogs posted on the Interfaith Peace Project’s website.
May 5, 2012
The Interfaith Peace Project joins the Sikh Community for the Vaisakhi Festival in Concord, CA.
June 20, 2012
Rev. Andrea J. Goodman and Thomas P. Bonacci, C. P., dialogue with the Vedanta Society of San Francisco, CA, concerning the possibility of Interfaith Spirituality.
Members of The Interfaith Peace Project attended a vigil at the Concord City Hall for the seven people killed in the violent rampage at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, on August 10, 2012.
August 11, 2012
Rev. Andrea J. Goodman leads a Sacred Visit to the Jain Center, Milpitas, CA.
August 21, 2012
Rev. Patrick Davis, a member of the Board, and the Morgan Hill United Methodist Church, Congregation Emeth, Advent Lutheran Church, and the South Valley Islamic Community organized a “Walk for Tolerance.”
The Altar of All Women established at the Interfaith Peace Project Center on Matterhorn Way, Antioch, CA.
September 9, 2012
The Interfaith Peace Project was honored by the Pittsburg Sikh Temple and the Bhagat Gurdittaj International Charity for its continuing solidarity with the Sikh community and dedicated quest for universal tolerance in response to repeated nationwide hate crimes.
September 21, 2012
The International Day of Peace celebrated at the Antioch Seventh-day Adventist Church with the planting of a Peace Pole followed by a peace concert. Children and adults of many faith traditions participated.
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P., chosen as a finalist for The Purpose Prize. The prize was created in 2005 by Encore.org, with funding from the John Templeton Foundation and The Atlantic Philanthropies.
June 27, 2013
First Blog was sent to over three-hundred participants.
September 20-22, 2013
The Interfaith Peace Project sponsors a three-day program observing The International Day of Peace. Programs entitled “Interfaith Reflection and Prayer Celebrating the Child Within and Among Us” took place in several venues concluding with an Open House at the Antioch Peace Center.
September 22, 2013
A Peace Pole in honor of the Islamic Community planted at The Islamic Center of the East Bay in Antioch, CA.
September 22, 2013
Walter Ruehlig from the Interfaith Peace Project coordinates an Interfaith Youth Peace Concert at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Antioch, CA.
November 5-17, 2013
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P. guides an Interfaith Pilgrimage to Israel, Palestine, and Petra.
December 13, 2013
Facebook and Twitter accounts created.
February 1-7, 2014
The Interfaith Peace Projects participates in the United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week, established to promote harmony between all people of all Faith Traditions.
March 8, 2014
The Interfaith Peace Project sponsors its first United Nations International Women’s Day Program.
March 28, 2014
Young visitors from France spend the day at the Interfaith Center in Antioch, sharing their interfaith peace initiatives.
June 23, 2014
The new website “interfaithpeaceproject.org” goes live.
September 21, 2014
The International Day of Peace observed with the community of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Benicia, CA, exploring the practice of interfaith love, understanding, and compassion.
September 21, 2014
The Rev. Patrick Davis, Pastor of the Morgan Hill United Methodist Church, coordinates an interfaith event entitled “Abrahamic Interfaith Worship Experience.”
October 24-26, 2014
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P., sponsors an Interfaith Retreat at San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville, CA, entitled “That All May Be Cherished: An Experiment in Theory and Practice.”
February 1-7, 2015
Reflections and meditations inspired by the Faith Traditions of the World blessed the observance of Interfaith Harmony Week.
March 8, 2015
The Interfaith Peace Project conducts The International Women’s Day Festival, “The Song of Children…The Voice of Women…” with keynote speakers Peggy Magovern, Gigi Crowder, Thomas P, Bonacci, C.P., and Rev. Andrea Goodman. The goal of International Women’s Day is now incorporated into every aspect of our work.
First Terrorism program conducted by Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P., establishing the seminars on religion and violence.
May 1, 2015
The Antioch Interfaith Peace Project Center moved from Matterhorn Way to Buckeye Court, Antioch, CA.
May 4, 2015
Rev. Andrea J. Goodman, president and co-founder of The Interfaith Peace Project, was the Guest Chaplain for the California State Senate.
May 8, 2015
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P., joins Melissa and Philip Granchi, guiding a retreat pondering the wisdom of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin at the Volcano Center, Jefferson, CA.
September 21, 2015
The Interfaith Peace Project cosponsors a peace concert with the First Congregational Church of Antioch/Community Presbyterian Church, Pittsburg, CA, the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County, The Mount Diablo Peace and Justice Center, and the Interfaith Center of the Presidio honoring the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations.
October 9-11, 2015
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P., guides an interfaith retreat entitled “Interfaith Spirituality: The Spirit Breathes Wherever the Spirit Wills” at the San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville, CA.
October 15 – 19, 2015
Three Interfaith Peace Project members attended the Parliament for the World’s Religions in Salt Lake City, Utah. Fr. Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P., and Rev. Andrea J. Goodman offer a program, “A New Model of Interfaith Peace.”
November 2, 2015
Valery Wolf and Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P., establish The Interpath Project.
February 1 – 7, 2016
Interfaith Harmony Week observed as The Interfaith Peace Project rededicated itself to pursuing World Peace by practicing Interfaith Spirituality based on mutual love and respect.
March 4 – 8, 2016
For our International Women’s Day Celebration, we sent our daily reflections, from March 4th through March 8th, for our reader’s consideration. We encouraged all to celebrate the women in our lives, both past and present. We will continue to send out reflections each month.
June 15, 2016
The list of over 4,000 books in the Interfaith Library was published on the website. Visitors may visit the library to explore sacred texts, interfaith books, women’s voices, and interfaith symbols inspired by the World’s Faith Traditions.
September 16-21, 2016
The Interfaith Peace Project offers six days of programming inspired by the theme “Peace in Every Step: Making Peace Through Vision.”
November 3, 2016
Board members and friends of The Interfaith Peace Project attend the U.S. Catholic China Bureau Matteo Ricci Award Dinner honoring Oakland’s Bishop Emeritus John Cummins.
November 6, 2016
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P., received a “Making a Difference Award” from the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County, CA.
January 21, 2017
Several Interfaith Peace Project members joined the Women’s March on Washington in downtown Walnut Creek, CA, protesting Islamophobia, xenophobia, homophobia, misogyny, healthcare cuts, and the Mexican border wall.
February 1-7, 2017
Various members of the Board and friends observe Interfaith Harmony Week by reflecting on the virtues of Interfaith Spiritual Practice.
February 26, 2017
Members of Sufism Reoriented visit the Interfaith Center in Antioch, CA, for an evening of friendship and dialogue.
March 1-8, 2017
The Interfaith Peace Project rededicates itself to the pursuit of full human rights for all women in observance of International Women’s Day.
March 4, 2017
Rev. Margaretmary Staller, co-founder of the Dialogue with Interfaith Friends, and Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P., visit with the Sufism Reoriented Community in Walnut Creek, CA.
April 19, 2017
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P. meets with the Retired Clergy of California/Nevada at the Passionist Retreat Center, Citrus Heights, CA.
April 22, 2017
The Interfaith Peace Project announced the opening of two new Centers: Tri-Valley, Livermore, CA, and Evergreen, Pine Grove, CA. Leah and Beth Maxwell-Styles oversee the Livermore Center, while Melissa and Phil Granchi oversee the Pine Grove Center.
April 24, 2017
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P. begins a series on the Religions of the World at the School of Applied Theology, Berkeley, CA.
May 24, 2017
The Tenth Anniversary of the Interfaith Peace Project.
May 30, 2017
Passionist Superiors from New York visit the Interfaith Peace Project Center in Antioch, CA.
June 3, 2017
The Rev. Andrea J. Goodman presides over the planting of a Peace Pole at St. John of God Church, San Francisco, CA. “May Peace Prevail on Earth”
June 23, 2017
Students from the Chaplaincy Institute gathered at the Interfaith Peace Project Center in Antioch, CA, to study Interfaith Spirituality with June Kirk and Rev. Andrea J. Goodman.
July 4-12, 2017
Members of the Interfaith Peace Project travel to New York City to visit the United Nations, the 911 Memorial, the Rubin Museum, the Morgan Library and Museum, the Cloisters, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in pursuit of Interfaith wisdom, Sacred Images, and Holy Sounds.
July 29, 2017
A Member of The Interfaith Peace Project participates in a Muslim / Christian Retreat in Pleasanton, CA.
August 13, 2017
The Interfaith Peace Project Board of Directors awards Edith Corbin for her work with the O Street Project.
August – September 2017
The Interfaith Peace Project sponsors a Fall series, “Preparing for the 500-year commemoration of the Reformation.”
August 29, 2017
Rich Wanner, Ph.D., sponsors an Interfaith Evening for members of The Interfaith Peace Project and the LGBTQA+ Community in San Francisco, CA.
September 24, 2017
The Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County and the Interfaith Peace Project co-sponsor the “Together for Peace” program with Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P., as the Keynote Speaker.
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P. presents “Exploring the World of Interreligious Spirituality” to the Alameda Catholic Deanery in Alameda, California.
October 3, 2017
June Kirk, Secretary of the Interfaith Peace Project Board of Directors, is a featured speaker at the Interfaith Peace Vigil for the Las Vegas victims at Todos Santos Plaza in Concord, CA.
October 29, 2017
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P., delivers a reflection to an Ecumenical Gathering on the five hundredth Anniversary of Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation at St. Ignatius of Antioch Church in Antioch, CA. for the Interfaith Community.
November 8, 2017
Students from the School of Applied Theology, Berkeley, CA, visit the Interfaith Center in Antioch, CA.
November 25, 2017
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P., visits B’nai Shalom in Walnut Creek, CA, reflecting on Scripture and Interfaith Justice and Compassion.
December 21, 2017
Members of the Interfaith Peace Project join with the Interfaith communities of the Bay Area to remember the people who were houseless and who died in the streets of San Francisco, CA.
December 25, 2017
Interfaith Open House for Interfaith Friends at the Antioch Peace Center.
January 5 – 7, 2018
The first Women’s Retreat was held at the Evergreen Center in Pine Grove, CA.
February 1-7, 2018
The Interfaith Peace Project reflects on the prayers of the various Faith Traditions of the World in observance of Interfaith Harmony Week.
March 8, 2018
In observance of International Women’s Day, participants of The Interfaith Peace Project focused on women who claimed their dignity and human rights for the sake of other women and girls suffering oppression.
March 23, 2018
Friends of the Interfaith Peace Project participate in the March for Our Lives Rally supporting gun safety regulation in Walnut Creek, CA.
March 24, 2018
Rev. Leah Maxwell-Styles is ordained by the Chaplaincy Institute, Berkeley, CA.
April 17, 2018
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P., explores the Bible and problematic verses with the LGBTQA+ Community in Rocklin, CA.
April 23, 2018
Participants from the School of Applied Theology and the Interfaith Peace Project explore the principles for reading Sacred Texts from diverse Faith Traditions.
May 27, 2018
The Board of Directors visits and blesses the Tri-Valley Center in Livermore, CA, discussing the contours of an interfaith gathering space and sanctuary.
June 29, 2018
Rev. Leah Maxwell-Styles offers a program of reflection for Orthodox Christian Youth in Livermore, CA.
July 17, 2018
Kaiser Hospital Chaplain Interns gather at the Interfaith Peace Project center in Antioch, CA, for a Day of Reflection
July 28, 2018
Rededication of the Antioch Center with Interfaith Friends.
August 30, 2018
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P., facilitates an Evening of Reflection on Islam for Catholics and their friends in Granite Bay, CA.
September 5, 2018
Jon Fish from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P., conduct an Evening of Interfaith Spirituality at the Passionist Retreat Center, Citrus Heights, CA.
September 12, 2018
Board Members and friends gather with Unity International (Brentwood Inspired Living Center) observing a Day of Peace at Brentwood Park in Brentwood, CA.
September 11-21, 2018
The observance of the United Nations International Day of Peace reflects on the wisdom of the Declaration of Human Rights and the United States Constitution.
October 19, 2018
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P. meets with Interfaith Care Givers at the Passionist Retreat Center in Citrus Heights, CA, for a Day of Retreat and Reflection.
October 26, 2018
Melissa and Phil Granchi conduct a retreat weekend on Rumi at the Evergreen Center, Volcano, CA.
October 27, 2018
The Interfaith Peace Project mourns the tragic killing of eleven people at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA.
November 5, 2018
Sr. Barbara Finch, CSJ, Rev. Rebecca M. Cartus, FCM, and Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P., present a program at The Parliament of the World’s Religions in Toronto entitled “Hands Across the World: Building Bridges of Peace to Become the Beloved Community.”
November 17, 2018
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P., attends the Society of Biblical Literature exploring Interfaith Scriptures in Denver, CO.
December 8, 2018
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P., joins an Interfaith Panel at the McBride Senior Center, Vacaville, CA, to consider “What Happens After We Die.”
January 23, 2019
Evening Interfaith spiritual gathering at the Passionist Retreat Center, Citrus Heights, CA.
January 28, 2019
Evening Program with Lonnie Bristow, M.D., at the San Ramon Valley Methodist Church, San Ramon, CA., on Justice as Interfaith Practice.
February 1-7, 2019
Interfaith Harmony Week observed with reflections on compassion as interspiritual practice.
February 19, 2019
Continuing programs with Pastor Will McGarvey and friends from the Community Presbyterian Church, Pittsburg, CA.
February 20, 2019
Randy Thomas brings the Sufi Community of Berkeley, CA, to the Antioch Center for a deep discussion exploring Interfaith Spirituality and Compassion.
March 8, 2019
International Women’s Day considers, with gratitude, the accomplishments of women throughout history in achieving and securing the rights and dignity of women everywhere.
May 3, 2019
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P., joins the United Methodist Community for a weekend retreat at Zephyr Cove, NV.
May 26, 2019
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P., joins the Community Presbyterian Church, Pittsburg, CA, reflecting on the Parliament of the World’s Religions.
June 13, 2019
Rich Wanner, Ph.D., and Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P., gather with Interfaith Friends to discover the Goddess rising in our hearts.
July 12, 2019
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P., facilitates an Ecumenical / Interfaith Retreat at the San Damiano Franciscan Retreat Center, Danville, CA.
August 15, 2019
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P., begins a series exploring the “Post-modern Religious Experience” at the Sequoias, San Francisco, CA.
August 18, 2019
Dialogues with Matthew Fox at the Unity Center, Brentwood, CA.
August 29, 2019
Visits to the Border Wall with the Tucson, AZ Catholic Charities volunteers.
September 8, 2019
The Interfaith Peace Project celebrated eighteen years of service with friends from the Interfaith Community.
September 12, 2019
Members of the Interfaith Peace Project join the Sequoia Community to observe ”Spirit Day” honoring the Faith Traditions of the World.
September 21, 2019
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P., observes the International Day of Peace with members from the LGBTQA+ community in San Francisco, CA.
October 12, 2019
Day of reflection with Pax Christi in Berkeley, CA.
October 27, 2019
The Rev. Andrea J. Goodman presides over the dedication of the San Francisco Peace Center.
November 9, 2019
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P., joins Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, San Francisco, CA, for an Interfaith Centering Prayer experience.
November 22, 2019
Exploring the Scriptures of the World at the Society of Biblical Literature gathering in San Diego, CA.
January 10, 2020
Series on Interfaith Spirituality begins at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Sacramento, CA.
February 1-7, 2020
Celebrated Interfaith Harmony Week with reflections from the Faith Traditions of the World.
March 3, 2020
Interfaith Gathering at the Delta Club, Rio Vista, CA.
March 8, 2020
Celebrated International Women’s Day by recognizing and encouraging the equality of all people all the time.
March 8, 2020
Covid -19 pandemic motivates the first online Zoom programs. The Zoom programs become National and International. All weekly programs move to ZOOM.
September 11-21, 2020
Observed the International Day of Peace reflecting on “Eleven insights into peace gleaned from the great Spiritual Traditions of Humankind..”
November 5, 2020
Our co-founder of the Interpath Project, Valerie Wolf, passed away. The Interfaith Peace Project has been deeply blessed by her dedication, wit, and charm. Her artistic contributions and poetic flair will continue to bless us as our work unfolds.
February 1-8, 2021
Celebrated Interfaith Harmony Week - reflections inspired by the Indigenous Peoples.
March 3, 2021
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P., joins the Sabbatical Program at the Jesuit School of Theology, Santa Clara, offering reflections on Ecology and Interfaith Spirituality.
March 8, 2021
International Women’s Day reminds us to work for the full, complete, and uncompromising rights of women each and every day of the year.
April 18, 2021
The Interfaith Peace Project and the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County observe Earth Day together.
April 29, 2021
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P., offers a series exploring Nationalism, the doctrine of discovery, and Racism with the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County.
June 2, 2021
Resumed Weekly Open House at the Antioch Center after the Covid 19 Pandemic by celebrating all of our missed birthdays!
July 11, 2021
Rev. Channing Miller initiates The Spiritual Companionship Program.
September 8, 2021
The Interfaith Peace Project observes its Twentieth Anniversary with a gathering of friends.
September 11-21, 2021
The Interfaith Peace Project promotes Eleven Days of Peace, offering “Insights into Peace by Great Spiritual Teachers of Our Time” sent out each day.
September 21, 2021
The Interfaith Peace Project joins the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County, observing The International Day of Peace.
December 31, 2021
Our beloved Rev. Andrea J. Goodman suddenly passed away at her home in San Francisco, CA.
January 30, 2022
Memorial Service was lovingly observed for Rev. Andrea J. Goodman, the beloved co-founder of The Interfaith Peace Project. A Peace Pole in her honor blesses the Antioch Center.
February 1-8, 2022
Interfaith Harmony Week considers the wisdom and teaching of seven World Faith Traditions.
May 7, 2022
The Interfaith Peace Project, the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County, and the Ukrainian American Coordinating Council co-sponsor an Interfaith Concert for Ukraine at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Antioch, CA.
June 20, 2022
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P., joins the Rossmoor Interfaith Council exploring, “How is Peace Possible in the World Today?”
June 29, 2022
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P., dialogues with members of the Inspired Living Community of Brentwood, CA, exploring the “Possibility Project” inspired by the hope and optimism of the Inspired Living Community.
August 8, 2022
The Women’s Quarter Program reflections begin as the United States Mint produces images of pioneering women on its twenty-five cent pieces.
September 11-21, 2022
The International Day of Peace celebrated with reflections on eleven women who are previous Nobel Peace Prize winners.
February 1-7, 2023
The Interfaith Peace Project honors its Founding Mentors in observance of Interfaith Harmony Week.
February 7, 2023
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P., presents an evening of Reflection on the Religious of the World in honor of Black History Month and Interfaith Harmony Week in Rio Vista, CA.
March 8, 2023
In observance of International Women’s Day, we publish a powerful list of originations by and for women supporting women’s rights and dignity.
March 19, 2023
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P., facilitates a day of study and reflection on Interfaith Justice and Mysticism for the Chaplaincy Institute of Berkeley, CA.
The Interfaith Peace Project Legacy website launched.
The Interfaith Peace Project offers Special Thanks to All of you who have been our heart, mind, and soul throughout these years.
Patricia T. Black, Andrea J. Goodman, and Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P., engage in detailed discussions establishing the foundations for the Interfaith Peace Project.
Outreach to the LGBTQ+ Community begins.
The Interfaith Library opens at the Somerset Apartments, Antioch, CA.
The Interfaith Connections program established.
September 21, 2006
The Interfaith Peace Project begins participating in the United Nations International Day of Peace with programs in Antioch, Pittsburg, and Walnut Creek, CA, and will continue on a yearly basis at various locations.