Volunteers Needed for Interfaith Food Sorting at ACCFB
Feb
22
8:30 AM08:30

Volunteers Needed for Interfaith Food Sorting at ACCFB

ICCNC will be working with the local Christian and Jewish congregations to combat hunger in Oakland by sorting and bagging food at Alameda County Community Food Bank (ACCFB) in Oakland on Friday Feb. 22, 2019 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Please be there by 8:20 a.m. to register and get to know the other volunteers.

If you can join us to work at ACCFB, please RSVP with Ali Sheikholeslami at ali.sheikholeslami@iccnc.org by Sunday Feb. 17, 2019.

Location: ACCFB 7900 Edgewater Dr., Oakland, CA 94612, (510) 635-3663.

Please wear comfortable warm clothes and closed-toe shoes. To get an idea of what this volunteer activity is like, see photos here from two years ago https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-TDSgbW/.

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Celebration of Hazrat Fatimah Zahra (A.S.) Birthday
Feb
23
6:00 PM18:00

Celebration of Hazrat Fatimah Zahra (A.S.) Birthday

Please join us to celebrate the birthday of Hazrat Fatimeh Zahra (AS) the daugther of our beloved Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).

The program includes: prayer, Quranic recitation, poetry reading, and lecture by guest speaker Dr. Siavash Asadi in Farsi followed by a question and answer session. The title of the talk is:

زن، معنویت و امر قدسی با تکیه بر آموزه های تشیع

Dr. Siavash Asadi received his PhD in Islamic Philosophy and Theology in 2015 and MA in Philosophical Logic in 2011 from Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran. He has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Tehran University and a BS in Mathematics from Payam-e-Noor University. Moreover, he has completed six years of classical religious studies at Tehran and Qom seminaries. He has taught Islamic philosophy and theology, western philosophy, and philosophy of logic at the History of Islamic Philosophy and Wisdom Institute in Iran. Currently, he is a guest lecturer and a researcher at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has published more than twenty papers on Islamic philosophy in Farsi and English.

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A Workshop with Dr. Siavash Asadi - نسبت تصورات متفاوت از خداوند با مفهوم ایمان
Feb
24
2:30 PM14:30

A Workshop with Dr. Siavash Asadi - نسبت تصورات متفاوت از خداوند با مفهوم ایمان

Please join us for a workshop with Dr. Siavash Asadi on the subject of “Relationship between our Different Perceptions of God and the Concept of Belief’ in Farsi, نسبت تصورات متفاوت از خداوند با مفهوم ایمان.

Download the “Concepts of God” Abstract

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A Workshop with Dr. Siavash Asadi
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Dr. Siavash Asadi bio

Dr. Siavash Asadi received his PhD in Islamic Philosophy and Theology in 2015 and MA in Philosophical Logic in 2011 from Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran. He has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Tehran University and a BS in Mathematics from Payam-e-Noor University. Moreover, he has completed six years of classical religious studies at Tehran and Qom seminaries. He has taught Islamic philosophy and theology, western philosophy, and philosophy of logic at the History of Islamic Philosophy and Wisdom Institute in Iran. Currently, he is a guest lecturer and a researcher at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has published more than twenty papers on Islamic philosophy in Farsi and English.

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Living Room Conversations with the Faith Trio
Mar
2
2:00 PM14:00

Living Room Conversations with the Faith Trio

Please join us for A Living Room Conversations with the Faith Trio on Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 2 to 4 P.M. This time the conversations will take place at ICCNC.  A Living Room Conversation is planned for congregants from Kehilla, the Montclair Presbyterian Church, and ICCNC. We will meet in small groups of five and have the opportunity to respond to questions about ourselves. It is a wonderful opportunity to listen to each others’ perspectives and feeling about each of our faiths. To learn more about Living Room Conversations please look at the website https://www.livingroomconversations.org/


If you like to participate in this meaningful conversation, please RSVP with Dr. Payman Amiri at payman.amiri@iccnc.org by February 24, 2019.

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Eid Nowruz Celebration
Mar
16
2:00 PM14:00

Eid Nowruz Celebration

Please join us Saturday, March 16th from 2 to 7 PM to celebrate Eid Nowruz. 

With special guests:  Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf & Samineh Baghcheban

  • Speech by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf

  • Lifetime award to Iranian culture icon, Samineh Baghcheban

  • Middle Eastern, Iranian, and Afghani food and sweets

  • Musical performances by various artists

  • Play by Andeesheh Farsi School: Persian Mile

  • Fun events for kids, including arcade games, egg painting, and much more


Programs in both English and Farsi.  All are welcome.  Suggested donation: $10.

Food will be available for purchase from vendors on-site.

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Celebrating Work and Life of Rumi: A Night of Lectures and Music
Feb
16
5:30 PM17:30

Celebrating Work and Life of Rumi: A Night of Lectures and Music

Lectures by renowned Rumi scholars Dr. Abdulkarim Soroush and Robert Abdul Hayy Darr

An original musical performance by Bamdad Ensemble based on Rumi’s poetry in Persian with English translations and explanations.

Bamdad Ensemble - Sirvan Manhoubi: Composer & Oud player, Abolhassan Mokhtabad: Singer & Director, Ric Louchard: Piano, Doug Pohorski: Bass (contrabass), Joshua Mellinger: Drum Joanne De Mars: Cello


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Hub Talks: Amir Sulaiman Live!
Feb
9
6:30 PM18:30

Hub Talks: Amir Sulaiman Live!

The legendary poet Amir Sulaiman will be performing on February 9th in Pleasanton, California. He will be joined by the talented Ahlaam AbduljalilAbbas Mohamed and Nile Mystic, who represent a new generation of spoken word artists. Join us for Hub Talks on intersections between art, spirituality, love and justice. Come celebrate a group of powerful artists who speak truth from the heart. This event will also have an exhibition of visual art from GAMA artists and is cosponsored by Hub Foundation, Ta’leef Collective and GAMA. Dinner will be served at 6:30pm.

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Knots, Art, and History: Shifting Perspectives and Perceptions within the Berlin Carpet Collection
Feb
9
1:00 PM13:00

Knots, Art, and History: Shifting Perspectives and Perceptions within the Berlin Carpet Collection

Knots, Art, and History: Shifting Perspectives and Perceptions within the Berlin Carpet Collection
a lecture by Anna Beselin 

Anna Beselin is head of textile conservation and curator for carpets at the Museum für Islamische Kunst, Berlin. With postgraduate studies in art history and many years of conservation practice, she has accrued comprehensive knowledge of Islamic carpets.

Free. No museum admission required.

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Aleppo to Istanbul in Oakland : Sufi Sacred Music (Shughul) of the 19th & 20th Century
Jan
20
2:00 PM14:00

Aleppo to Istanbul in Oakland : Sufi Sacred Music (Shughul) of the 19th & 20th Century

Cost $10

Aleppo to Istanbul in Oakland : Sufi Sacred Music (Shughul) of the 19th & 20th  Century

Directed by Issa Golitzen-Farajaje

The program for this concert focuses on a body of Turkish Sufi sacred music called Shughul which has its roots in the Arab world, mostly from Aleppo and Baghdad.  This body of music, researched heavily by the director, has been harvested from the remains of an ancient treasure trove. It comes to us through three fragmented sources  amateur recordings made in the 1960s and 1970s, manuscripts containing the lyrics of hundreds of songs, and sheet music written down in the 1940s and 1950s by researchers, providing notation of the songs last performed in this rich tradition.

Contact

Owner: Zawaya

 650-504-5965

zawaya.admin@gmail.com

www.zawaya.org 

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A Living Room Conversation with the folks of the Faith Trio
Jan
19
2:00 PM14:00

A Living Room Conversation with the folks of the Faith Trio

A Living Room Conversation is planned for congregants from Kehilla, the Montclair Presbyterian Church, and ICCNC. We will meet in small groups of 5 and have the opportunity to respond to questions about ourselves. It is a wonderful opportunity to listen to each others’ perspectives and feeling about each of our faiths. To learn more about Living Room Conversations please look at the website https://www.livingroomconversations.org.

Please RSVP to Steven Falk at shfalk@gmail.com or (510) 708-0517 by January 15.

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Volunteers Needed for Interfaith Food Sorting at ACCFB
Dec
28
8:30 AM08:30

Volunteers Needed for Interfaith Food Sorting at ACCFB

ICCNC will be working with the local Christian and Jewish congregations to combat hunger in Oakland by sorting and bagging foods at Alameda County Community Food Bank (ACCFB) in Oakland on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Please be there by 8:20 a.m. to register and get to know the other volunteers. Children age 10 or older are welcome, and this is a great activity to do as a family. This is a popular activity, so sign up soon

If you can join us to work at ACCFB, please sign up with Ali Sheikholeslami by Friday Dec. 21, 2018.

Date: Friday, December 28, 2018
Time: 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: ACCFB 7900 Edgewater Dr., Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 635-3663.

Please wear comfortable warm clothes and closed-toe shoes. For more info about ACCFB please go to http://www.accfb.org/volunteer.html.

To get an idea of what this volunteer activity is like, see photos here from two years ago https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-TDSgbW/. This is a popular activity, so sign up soon.

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Abdolali Bazargan Lecture Series
Dec
15
6:00 PM18:00

Abdolali Bazargan Lecture Series

Cost: $10

We are pleased to announce a series of lectures by Mr. Abdolali Bazargan at ICCNC, occurring the second Saturday of every other month from 6-8pm.
*Light dinner will be served.

The central theme of Abdolali Bazargan’s lectures is focused on the ethical dimensions emphasized in the Qur’an and traditions (or hadith) of the Prophet Muhammad and the Twelve Imams. Mr. Bazargan addresses the history and processes of scriptural interpretation that have often given rise to dubious understandings of the text. He argues that the commitment to equality, liberalism, and pluralism resonates with the spirit of early Islam, when an emerging theology was intrinsically wedded to one of liberty.

Mr. Abdolali Bazargan was born in 1943 in Tehran, Iran. He is the second child of the late Mohandas Mehdi Bazargan, the first Prime Minister of Iran after the Islamic Revolution. He has a Masters in Architecture Design from Shahid Beheshti (Melli) University, Tehran, Iran and has more than 45 years of experience in designing buildings. Mr. Bazargan has spent much of his life devoted to the study and teachings of Quran. He has over 20 publications in social and religious subjects, including Qur’anicresearch and Islamic teachings.

For a detailed biography and list of Abdolali Bazargan’s publications please visit his website at http://bazargan.com/abdolali/

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