Join us this Sunday for an interfaith roundtable discussion on Saudi Arabia with our interfaith partner here in LA – Pico Union Project!
- All submissions must be the sole work of high school student(s)
- Length: Minimum of 60 seconds and maximum of 3 minutes
- Theme: Interfaith cooperation through service
All submissions must be consistent with the theme of “Interfaith cooperation through service”. Some guiding questions to consider while producing this film:
- How has interfaith work helped me be a better leader?
- How has interfaith work improved my community?
- What interfaith work has taken place in my community?
- Has there been interfaith work at my school to stop bullying?
- What have I done when someone from another faith was bullied?
All submissions must be uploaded to YouTube and sent via link to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 29, 2013.
New Vision Partners leads interfaith programs in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and Long Beach. Over 100 students from 17 different faith backgrounds were selected for these competitive leadership programs to build conflict resolution skills, relationships and live their faith through service work.
Students participated in leadership building activities and visited numerous houses of worship including a Sikh Gurdwara, Jewish Temples, a Catholic Cathedral, a Latter Day Saints Chapel, and a Mosque. Participants also listened to a panel of service and faith leaders. In addition to interfaith and leadership activities, youth were involved in different service projects. Los Angeles participants volunteered with Union Rescue Mission to serve 700 people on Skid Row while our Long Beach participants cleaned up one square mile of public beach space.
For more information on how to get involved with the Interfaith Youth Leadership Initiative programming throughout the year, click here.
Faith based leaders discussed the tragedy in Boston Marathon at the Islamic Center of Southern California in Los Angeles Friday, April 19, 2013. On behalf of the Islamic Center of Southern California and Muslim community at large, we extend our heartfelt condolences and prayers for the families of those who died and were injured as a result of the explosions during the Boston marathon. We pray that the perpetrators are apprehended and brought to justice ASAP. In the current climate of unknown fears and misunderstandings about Muslims interfaith leaders seek to enhance understanding and perpetuate peace among people across all faiths.
From April 23-25, 2013, Aziza Hasan, our Director of Interfaith Programs, was one of 300 people from 70 countries world-wide selected to take part in the Tenth Annual Doha Conference on Interfaith Dialogue, in Doha, Qatar. She shared her expertise in effective ways to engage in interfaith dialogue with attendees from around the world. She also appeared on Qatar State television as well as Cordoba television.
One of the strangest traditions in the Christian church is that of washing people’s feet. Usually when folks outside of the Christian tradition hear about it, they arch their eyebrows and ask “what?”. My own daughter said “eeew” when she heard about what Pope Francis did. But footwashing started with Jesus, who washed his disciples’ feet during the Last Supper. It was meant to show his humility and willingness to serve his followers by taking up a dirty job (think 1st century sandals, dusty roads, and no pavement). Continue reading
On Feb. 25, 2013 the Abrahamic Faiths Peace-making Initiative (AFPI), hosted the Executive Director of Just Vision, Ronit Avni, for a public screening and discussion of the
award-winning documentary “My Neighborhood”. One-hundred audience members came from across Southern California– spanning the area from Huntington Beach to Pasadena. Continue reading
We are now accepting applications for our trip to Rwanda this summer! Click here for the Washington D.C. Application