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.
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
Here are some photos from the event:
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AFPI introduced their new “Interfaith Curriculum for Peacemaking” at their “Pre-Emptive Prayer Service for Peace” event. To download the PDF format please visit:
On Sunday, October 14th the Abrahamic Faiths Peacemaking Initiative held their “Pre-Emptive Prayer Service for Peace” event at the Iman Cultural Center in Culver City. During the program we had a chance to listen to different prayer chants and the children’s choir from All Saints Episcopal Church. The elders from each faith shared some of their wisdom by reflecting on their interfaith relationships and the younger generation shared their testimonials about their own interfaith experiences. The program came to a close with a blessing from each faith tradition. This event shows that we can always learn something new from each other. The importance of striving for an understanding and acceptance of another person’s beliefs rather than settling for tolerance for another faith was displayed over and over again throughout the event and is something that we should all strive for.