Interfaith Solidarity March

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Please RSVP at their event page.

Please join us on the second annual:

Interfaith Solidarity March 2017 

Strengthening diversity, plurality, unity

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

UPON ARRIVAL: Enter the Piness Auditorium of Wilshire Blvd. Temple via S. HOBART Blvd., just north of Wilshire Blvd. [We are not meeting in the same parking area as last year, nor is it in the main temple.]

PARKING OPTIONS:
*St. Basil's at 3611 Wilshire, enter parking lot on Harvard Blvd. 
*Street parking. 
*Wilshire Blvd. Temple lot, not guaranteed. 
*Islamic Center of Southern CA, 425 Shatto Place (adjoining with the Dept. of Child and Family Services) (note there is no shuttle at the beginning of the march) 
We are planning shuttles back to starting area of the march from the ICSC.

To all people of every faith, philosophy, and creed:

As a symbol of our solidarity with our neighbors and colleagues, we invite you to march with us between several select houses of worship, representing the three Abrahamic faiths of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, as together we lead the way toward peace and unity among us all.

The theme of this march is that we reject all hatred and oppression in the name of religion; 
And
In light of the rise in politically motivated hate crimes, we support the most vulnerable of religious communities against Islamophobia, Anti-Semitism, and any form of religious or ideological extremism, as we stand in support of everyone’s right to worship freely and to live peacefully.

At exactly 1.1 miles, from start to finish, the march begins at 
Wilshire Boulevard Temple (3663 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles)
Incorporates brief stops at St. Basil Roman Catholic Church, 
Immanuel Presbyterian Church, and arrives at 
The Islamic Center of Southern California (434 S Vermont Ave, Los Angeles)

Our march will culminate in a gathering at the ICSC with inspirational speakers and engaging community.

Our list of speakers is in progress; here is who we plan to have thus far, in alphabetical order:

Kenyatta Bakeer
Soraya Deen of the Muslim Women's Speakers' Movement, IRTPJ
Ron Galperin, LA City Controller
Dr. Arik Greenberg, IRTPJ President 
Gwynne Guibord of the Guibord Center
Rabbi Susan Goldberg, Wilshire Blvd. Temple
Fr. Frank Hicks of St. Basil Roman Catholic Church
Crystal Keshawarz, Muslim Women Speakers’ Movement
Nirinjan Singh Khalsa
Mohammed Khan, Dir. of Interfaith Outreach at King Fahad Mosque and founder of STOPP
Capt. David Kowalski, LAPD Olympic Division 
Marium Mohiudeen, NewGround: Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change
Rabbi Susan Nanus, Wilshire Blvd. Temple
Omar Ricci, Islamic Center of Southern California
Ani Zonneveld, Muslims for Progressive Values

For more info contact: InterfaithMarchLA@gmail.com

Organized by
THE INSTITUTE FOR RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE, PEACE AND JUSTICE, A 501(C)(3) NONPROFIT.
OUR PARTNERS INCLUDE MANY RELIGIOUS AND INTERFAITH GROUPS, INCLUDING WILSHIRE BLVD TEMPLE, NEW GROUND: A MUSLIM-JEWISH PARTNERSHIP FOR CHANGE, ST. BASIL ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, IMMANUEL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, ISLAMIC CENTER OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, KING FAHAD MOSQUE, AND STOPP, AMONG OTHERS.

#InterfaithMarchLA

Institute for Religious Tolerance, Peace and Justice is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
www.InstituteForReligiousTolerance.org

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