UPF San Francisco Co-Host Community of Faith Breakfast

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San Leandro, CA – in the Bay Area, an interfaith gathering was treated to a deeply enriching and inspiring talk from Shilpa Jain who is  currently rooting herself in Berkeley/Oakland, CA, where she serves as the Executive Director of YES!. YES! works with social change makers at the meeting point of internal, interpersonal and systemic change, and aims to co-create a thriving, just and balanced world for all. 

Previously she spent two years working as the Education and Outreach Coordinator of Other Worlds and ten years as a learn­ing activist with Shikshantar, based in Udaipur, India. Shilpa has researched, written numerous articles, facilitated workshops on topics ranging from globalization, creativity, ecology, democratic living, innovative learning and unlearning. She is passionate about dance and music, farming, upcycling and zero waste living, asking appreciative questions and being in community. All of her work seeks to uncover ways for people to free themselves from dominating, soul-crushing institutions and to live in greater alignment with their hearts and deepest values, their local com­munities, and with nature.

Shilpa spoke on the topic “Connecting, Healing And Loving Toward The World We Want To See”. She shared practical insights into our attitudes and mindset which, if set in a positive direction, does indeed contribute to making the world a better place. On Easter weekend, we shared our deepest aspirations, ate and sang and were entertained and the world for just a few minutes felt like a better place.

The Community of Faith Breakfast is a monthly interfaith event co-hosted by FFWPU, WFWP and ACLC where a resource speaker is invited to share their insights and experiences on topics relevant to interfaith.


Contributed by: Rev. Kevin Thompson, Chairman, UPF Northern California


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