About

The Interfaith Center at the Presidio is . . .

  • Symbols of ICP member traditionsa San Francisco Bay Area grassroots interfaith friendship-building nonprofit organization,
  • welcoming people of all faiths at the Interfaith Chapel in the Presidio of San Francisco (the Presidio Chapel)
  • an inter-religious advocate of peacemaking among religions, locally and globally
  • a regional resource for developing relationships among the diverse religious communities of the Bay Area

Never has the need for healthy cross-culture relationships been greater. The Interfaith Center at the Presidio has an historic commitment to healing and peacemaking within, between, and among religious and spiritual traditions. The Center’s mission is to welcome, serve, and celebrate the diverse faith traditions and spiritual wisdom of the Bay Area.

 

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Developing Local & Global Relations

Since the turn of the century the Interfaith Center has collaborated programmatically with more than 50 sectarian, ecumenical, and interfaith groups on dozens of programs.

Creating Interfaith Learning Environments & Resources

Grants and generous donors have allowed the Center to shepherd numerous projects, workshops, and resources. The Center has published One World, Many Voices – An Interfaith Song Book (2002), Sacred Spaces – 2004 Interfaith Sacred Space Design Competition (2004), and Shared Wisdom – Developing Grassroots Interfaith Relationships (August 2004).

Other Center projects have included: What Do You Believe? (a 50-minute film based on 300 interviews with teenagers); Lost and Endangered Religions (including an academic conference Harran: At the Crossroads); a project gathering supplies for Iraqi children; and a course about ‘interfaith literacy’ being presented in seminaries, congregations, and special gatherings.

Renovation plans for the Main Post Chapel building include the creation and installation of 25 new stained-glass windows built around shards of glass gathered by U.S. Army Chaplain Frederick McDonald in 1944-45 from European sanctuaries suffering from war.