September 13 - Advice from the Poets

  • Posted on: 13 August 2015
  • By: Gillian
Portrait of Nile Peterson, Poet Laureate
OK, admit it. You cried a little when you watched Dead Poet Society. Have you ever been inspired by a poem? Living better can be accomplished through the wisdom of the written word. This month, our featured speaker is Nils Peterson who will share his life-long wisdom with us on “How to live in the world well -- with advice from the poets."

August 9 - How Do We Get There From Here?

  • Posted on: 16 July 2015
  • By: Gillian
Sejal H Patel

In the spirit of helping often, Sejal H Patel will speak on The Distance Between Us and Justice.

How far away are we from justice?

That question carries many meanings. We can think about time. How much time it will take before events like wrongful convictions and civil rights violations won't happen anymore? We can think about distance.

Life here in Silicon Valley is geographically far away from places like Selma, Baltimore, and Charleston. We can feel grateful, guilty perhaps but grateful, that what we are reading about in the news is not happening to us. We care about injustice, but we can't do much about it.

Or can we? This talk will explore our proximity to justice - how close we are to it, and what we can do to resist what has been a stubborn undercurrent of our democracy since its inception.

GOING HOME - Oct 9 Assembly

  • Posted on: 28 September 2016
  • By: Gillian
Let's explore the issue of homelessness here in Silicon Valley together and see how we can help. Our guest is Jim Gardner from Good Karma Bikes. Learn about how their Transportation for Transformation program is helping homeless and very low income workers to be mobile again, a basic liberty that each of us takes for granted.

Doors open at 10:30am for coffee and snacks, and at 11:00am on the dot we will have great talks, live music and secular celebration. Stick around afterward for food.

We will be collecting coats. Please bring any new or gently-used warm jackets or coats.

Sunday Assembly for July 12th - Come Together

  • Posted on: 30 June 2015
  • By: Anonymous

Come Together Right Now

Equality. What does that word really mean to you? We have seen love win in the Supreme Court, but has hate really lost? Charleston was a poignant reminder that communities remain divided. Because we are a secular congregation, Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley can bring all types of people together to live better, help often, and wonder more.

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