Spirit of Abraham Award winners announced
The Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno recently announced Rev. Christopher Breedlove, pastor of Community United Church of Christ in Fresno, and KSEE/CBS47 are the recipients of the 2016 Spirit of Abraham Award.
The annual award honors individuals and organizations leading the way in “bringing about a better understanding of our multicultural and pluralistic Valley, as well as helping in the understanding of the faith of Islam.”
The awards will be presented during an invitation-only ceremony June 10.
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Peace movement leaders to speak at Community United
National and international peace activists David Swanson and Cindy Sheehan will speak from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, May 30, at Community United Church of Christ, 5550 N. Fresno St., Fresno.
During the free talk, they will discuss topics covered in Swanson’s book, “War Is A Lie,” which refutes arguments made to justify wars by examining numerous past wars.
Participate in 2016 Ramadan Art Contest
The Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno is accepting submissions through June 1 for its Ramadan Art Contest. Those participating in this year’s contest should create art that portrays the Prophet Muhammad’s teachings about honoring elders. Winners receive a plaque and cash prize ($1,500 for people age 18 and older, and $500 for children 12 to 17).
Contest rules: Submission must be on 16-inch-by-20-inch to 24-by-36 paper, canvas or other material. There can be no depictions of nudity, vulgarity or anything disrespectful to any group. The statement “Respect your elders!” – Prophet Muhammad must be included in the art, or on a label on the art.
Saturday, May 21
Memorial Day tribute and potluck
Northwest Church, 5415 N. West Ave., Fresno, 559-977-7842. Noon
Oasis Day Retreat
Rev. Sharon Delgado speaking on Resistance and Hope: Challenging the System that Causes Climate Change
Wesley United Methodist Church, 1343 E. Barstow Ave., Fresno, Free. 7 p.m.
Speaker Molly Phinney Baskette, author of ‘Real Good Church’
Community United Church of Christ, 5550 N. Fresno St., Fresno, 559-435-2690. 7 p.m.
Sunday, May 22
Rev. Sharon Delgado speaking on Transforming the Jericho Road
Wesley United Methodist Church, 1343 E. Barstow Ave., Fresno, Free. 10:30 a.m.
Monday, May 23
Northwest Church, 5415 N. West Ave., Fresno, 559-435-2200, free. 6:30 p.m.
Cornelia Southern Baptist Church, 2405 N. Cornelia Ave., Fresno, 559-277-1533, free. 6 p.m.
Tuesday, May 24
Thursday, May 26
Christian Business Men’s Connection with speakers Larry Powell and Jesse Paz
Thursday, June 2
Fresno Catholic Singles
St. Paul Catholic Newman Center, 1572 E. Barstow Ave., Fresno. 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 4
Serbian Food Festival
Sunday, June 5
Worldwide Prophetic Evangelical Ministries
Ramada Inn Airport, 5090 E. Clinton Way, Fresno, 559-417-1889, Free. 5-7 p.m.
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