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Interfaith Prayer Service Hosted by the Office of Restorative Justice

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On April 20, the Diocese of San Jose, through the Office of Restorative Justice, partnering with the South Bay Non-Violence Coalition, hosted an interfaith prayer service for non-violence, peace, and remembrance of crime victims. Eight different leaders from various faith traditions participated in this prayer which was held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in San Jose. Two women who had lost loved ones to violence gave very moving testimonies of their experience. Approximately 150 attended and all participated in reciting the pledge of Non-Violence at the end of the evening.

On April 20, the Diocese of San Jose, through the Office of Restorative Justice, partnering with the South Bay Non-Violence Coalition, hosted an interfaith prayer service for non-violence, peace, and remembrance of crime victims. Eight different leaders from various faith traditions participated in this prayer which was held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in San Jose. Two women who had lost loved ones to violence gave very moving testimonies of their experience. Approximately 150 attended and all participated in reciting the pledge of Non-Violence at the end of the evening.
On April 20, the Diocese of San Jose, through the Office of Restorative Justice, partnering with the South Bay Non-Violence Coalition, hosted an interfaith prayer service for non-violence, peace, and remembrance of crime victims. Eight different leaders from various faith traditions participated in this prayer which was held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in San Jose. Two women who had lost loved ones to violence gave very moving testimonies of their experience. Approximately 150 attended and all participated in reciting the pledge of Non-Violence at the end of the evening.


Office of Restorative Justice Forming Support Group

The Diocese of San Jose, through the Office of Restorative Justice, is forming a support group for family members of incarcerated persons. This group will meet for the first time at Loyola Hall at Saint Joseph Cathedral Basilica, 80 S. Market St., San Jose. This first meeting will take place on May 17 at 7 p.m. The purpose of this group will be to provide support, encouragement, and prayer during this difficult time. For further information, contact Merylee Shelton at Merylee@sbcglobal.net or at (408) 218-1918.