In Oakland, like many urban cities, violence tends to beget violence. But one program is attempting to use artistic expression to interrupt the cycle of bloodshed that pervades the city.
Reverend Jacqueline Duhart’s lifelong spiritual journey that led her to the faith of Unitarian Unitarianism then to the First Unitarian Church of Oakland.
Michael Hannan reveals “Making Human,” his indigenous art collection at Oakstop. He uses cultural history, music, storytelling, and folk art, to portray the underlying theme of the collection– the common ground we share in being human.
Opponents to Israel’s policies in the West Bank and Gaza organized on Sunday to prevent the ZIM Beijing container ship from docking and unloading it’s contents.
When Dan Stevenson placed a stone Buddha across the street from his house in Oakland’s Eastlake neighborhood, it was out of desperation. “The corner was constantly being filled up with mattress and couches and junk and there was some drug usage, a lot of graffiti, people just standing around doing nothing—just depressing,” said Stevenson. Stevenson and his wife, Lu, say they are not religious at all, but believe in the power of positive and negative energy, and so decided to…
Police officers, firefighters, emergency medical officers, and law enforcement personnel of all types are honored at a Blue Mass, during which community members and faith leaders can offer thanks to the people responsible for public safety and remember those who have lost their lives in the line of duty.