Participating Organizations celebrate diversity, engage in work that is in some way committed to supporting nonviolence, and share the vision of a harmonious community. We focus on the good work being done by our organizations to promote nonviolence and to ensure that people are supported in their diverse viewpoints.
Proselytizing is not allowed. Participation is not an endorsement, by CTV, of the views of the organization.
Gratitude to Our Conference Sponsors & Contributers
We are grateful to the conveners, partners, participating organizations and the generous financial sponsors whose support makes it possible for all of us to overcome violence with the power of nonviolence.
Participating organizations are organizations that share the vision of the power of nonviolence to create positive change in our community and our world and whose mission includes working toward this goal.
Carry the Vision acknowledges these participating organizations who share in the vision, goals and commitment of this conference to make a positive difference in our community and our world. Visit their websites by clicking on their names.
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is the only Islamic organization to believe that the long-awaited Messiah has come in the person of Mizra Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian. Ahmadiyya Muslim Community believes that God sent Ahmad to end religious wars, condemn bloodshed and re-institute morality, justice and peace. He also recognized the teachings of the great religious founders and explained how such teachings converged into the one true Islam.
Since 1974, Alum Rock Counseling Center (ARCC) has addressed the damage of family conflict, school failure and delinquency among high risk youth, producing responsible community members and a healthier, more vibrant East San Jose. ARCC offer practical proven solutions to families when and where they need them most.
The Amanda Network is a mission of the Cambrian Park United Methodist Church partnering with People Acting in Community Together to bring awareness to the issue of bullying in our communities and schools.
The AMV is committed to bridging the gap between all communities and fostering life-long friendships with all. We will work with all Muslim and non-Muslim organizations/groups who share our dedication and commitment to protecting and preserving civil liberties and constitutional rights for all, and protecting human rights. We regard all humans as equal and will stand by all oppressed and targeted communities in their plight. We feel strongly about protecting and improving human rights globally.
Empowers individuals to live by their conscience and make true families, which live in service to others and build a God-centered global community.
CSLSJ supports the positive transformation of both our personal lives and the world itself. At CSLSJ we teach people how to have a personal relationship with God. When we are deeply connected with Spirit, other areas of our lives fall into place - we can do more for others, be better stewards of the Earth and bring more peace and harmony to the world.
Choices for Children's mission is to enrich the lives of children through innovative support, education and enhanced family and provider services. Programs include the child care subsidy program, child and adult care food program, and public resource and referrals.
Chung Tai Zen Center of Sunnyvale offers various Zen Meditation and Buddhism classes, meditation retreats workshops, and other programs to different age groups, free of charge. All are welcome
I feel like Nobody when… I feel like Somebody when.. These statements were given to over 350 children to complete with their own thoughts. Stephanie Heuer combined them into 50 paired scenarios in the book, Dignity Rocks, that is now being used by educators and parents for lifeskill development, self-respect discussions and conflict resolutions.
Disha Darshan teaches abused women, victims of domestic violence and all women of color a fundamental right to live with respect and dignity. We show the way to abused South Asian women, youth and families and help them live a life of dignity and hope.
Hindu American Foundation is an advocacy group providing a progressive voice for over two million Hindu Americans. HAF interacts with and educates leaders in public policy, academia, media and the public about Hinduism and global issues concerning Hindus, such as religious liberty, the misportrayal of Hinduism, hate speech, hate crimes, and human rights. By promoting the Hindu and American ideals of understanding, tolerance and pluralism, HAF stands firmly against hate, discrimination, defamation and terror.
Human Agenda is a non-governmental organization committed to refining a vision to meet the human needs and confirm human rights and human responsibilities for all. We enact that vision through personal, programmatic, and policy commitments and changes. Human Agenda seeks to provide people with the information and tools they need to be involved and effective in efforts to transform our lives, our communities, our country, and our world so that we each have sustainable income and time not only to survive but to thrive as human beings.
The mission of the Office of the Independent Police Auditor (IPA) is to provide independent oversight of and instill confidence in the complaint process through objective review of police misconduct investigations. By providing outreach to the San Jose community and making thoughtful policy recommendations to the City Council, the IPA works to promote accountability and to strengthen the relationship between the San Jose Police Department and the community it serves.
Brings faithful people together, developing and strengthening interfaith relations in the South Bay Area.
The International Association for Human Values (IAHV) was founded by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, a renowned humanitarian and peace mediator. It is committed to developing and promoting programs of personal development that encourage the practice of human values in everyday life with the goal of developing a more peaceful, just and sustainable world.
ING educates for cultural literacy and mutual respect by providing educational presentations on five major world religions to schools, colleges, congregations, community organizations and other venues.
Jain Center of Northern California (JCNC) is a membership-run, non profit religious organization founded in 1980. One of the primary objectives of Jain Center is to promote religious, educational, cultural, and intellectual interchange within the community and between various communities located in the United States, India, and other parts of the world. Jainism is an ancient religion of India with proven historicity from 950 BC. Its fundamental beliefs are: 1) Ahimsa (Non-violence); 2) Aparigraha (Non-possessiveness); 3) Anekantvada (Non-Absolutism - Respect for a multiplicity of opinions).
Kids in Common, a program of Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, champions policies, partnerships and investments tha improve children's lives. Kids in Common provides a strong public voice that promotes and protects children's best interests and works to make every child's safe, healthy and successful in life.
The mission of the Metta Center is to promote the transition to a nonviolent future by making the logic, history, and yet-unexplored potential of nonviolence available to activists and agents of cultural change (which ultimately includes all of us). We help practitioners use nonviolence more safely and effectively, and anyone interested to understand and articulate it more fully.
Mindful Interactions trains teens, adults, parents and teachers the practices of nonviolent communications.
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence provides services to victims of domestic violence and their children. Our mission is to end domestic violence now and for all time.
The Office of Human Relations promotes and provides services that seek to bridge county government and our diverse community, build postive inter-group relations and helps to eliminate predjudice and discrimination in Santa Clara County.
The office of the Independent Police Auditor (IPA) provides independent oversight of and instills confidence in the complaint process through objective review of police misconduct investigations. By providing outreach to the San Jose community and making thoughtful policy recommendations to the City Council, the IPA works to promote accountability and to strengthen the relationship between the San Jose Police Department and the community it serves.
Project Cornerstone is Silicon Valley's youth development initiative committed to building a community where all adults support youth so that they thrive. Project Cornerstone works within the YMCA and with 400 schools and community partners to change the personal behavior of adults, strengthen programs that serve youth and impact public policy.
We give youth and their influencers the tools to redefine respect so taht they can break the cycle of disrepect and thrive.
Sahaja Meditation helps people to enjoy a more balanced and peaceful life. It is practiced in over 100 countries. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, often said "the true and lasting solution to any ills can only by inner, collective transformation of human beings."
Late Pyra Singh Obhi and many other dedicated sevadars of the community founded the Sikh Gurdwara in 1984. To enforce equality and remove all prejudices, First Sikh Guru Nanak started the community kitchen. All Sikh Gurus welcomed everyone to cook, eat and clean here together regardless of race, color, religion etc. All Gurdwaras have community kitchens and only vegetarian food is served.
Founded in 1975 as the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Sofia University is a groundbreaking center of integrative, whole-person education and a leader in research and application of transpersonal principles in a variety of settings. Sofia's educational paradigm attracts students from around the world to residential and distance learning programs.
Santa Clara County Law Advocates
Santa Clara County Law Advocates is a nonprofit group that promotes law-related education. We distribute consumer-oriented legal materials, arrange court visits for students, support mock trial competitions and have luncheons with interesting speakers. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Silicon Valley Interreligious Council (SiVIC) builds interreligious harmony and understanding so as to promote a just and compassionate society in Silicon Valley.
(SBIA) is one of the oldest Islamic organizations in the Bay area. SBIA has been providing various services to the community since 1977 including:
- Daily prayer services and Friday weekly sermon services at Downtown San Jose & Evergreen
- Sunday School classes
- Quran and Arabic lessons
- Monthly family nights
- Regular Feed the homeless events
- Biannual Eid celebrations at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
- Ongoing open houses, Mosque tours and interfaith programs
The Women's Interfaith Circle of Service is composed of women representing various service projects affiliated with different religions. WICS promotes UN Millenium Development Goals through sponsorship, support and participation.