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Fear and Faith

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 | 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time

This is the fourth event in this series which will explore "Fear" from different faith perspectives.

Fear is often at the root of our anger, our resistance to change, and the violence we can do to one another. Instead of letting fear control or limit us, how can our spiritual values give us the courage to face it and learn from it?

IslamiCity and The Guibord Center - Religion Inside Out, invite you to join us for a time of storytelling and guided conversation about grief.

 We’ll hear moving stories from people about how their beliefs and practices have helped them explore fear and use it for healthy purposes. You’ll have a chance to share your own thoughts in a small group, and to discuss how we can apply spiritual wisdom in our lives.

IslamiCity is partnering with The Guibord Center an interfaith organization dedicated to opening hearts and minds. We are bringing together people with rich spiritual backgrounds and diverse perspectives for this event, the second in a series. We hope this virtual collaboration will serve as a model of spiritual and interreligious engagement and mutual enrichment that unites our communities in faith and hope for a better world.

Our storytellers for this event will be:

Aziza Hasan
Muslim - Executive Director, NewGround: A Muslim Jewish Partnership For Change
A woman of deep spirituality, Aziza Hasan has extensive experience in program management, coalition building, mediation and conflict transformation. Aziza’s work has been featured in international media including Yahoo News, MSN, Public Radio’s “Speaking of Faith” with Krista Tippett, the United States Institute for Peace, Arabic Radio and Television, and the LA Times.

Sura Das
Hindu - International Society for Krishna Consciousness
Sura Das is a Guibord Center Advisory Council member who has long represented the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) and been active in the interfaith community. Currently Vice President of Culver City Interfaith and the Interreligious Council of Southern California, he is involved with the Hindu-Episcopal Dialogues and Southern California Committee for a Parliament of the World’s Religions (SCCPWR).

Terry Opalek
Spiritual - Community Liaison, The Guibord Center
Terry Opalek is a student, teacher, writer and presenter of metaphysical and spiritual truths. His spiritual pilgrimage began at age 15 and continues evolving to this day. Terry takes his hard-won life lessons and spiritual development to others through workshops, intuitive coaching and entrepreneurship. A certified Reiki Master-Teacher, he is training to become a compassion integrity teacher.


Participation will be limited to the first 100 people that register.

**If you use the Zoom app on your device, you will be required to upgrade to the newest version, 5.0. We encourage you to download and install it at least one day in advance of the event to avoid last-minute problems joining the event.

After you register for this event, we will email you the exact link you can use to join us.

Please note: The keynote storytellers will be recorded, but we will not be recording the stories you share in your small groups/breakout sessions, so feel free to share your own stories related to this topic straight from your heart!

For any questions please contact Dr. Lisa Patriquin, Program Director for Youth and Young Adults at [email protected]

For issues connecting to the webinar contact Yolie Carrillo at [email protected] or (323) 333-4664.


  Category: Faith & Spirituality, Featured, Interactive
  Topics: Interfaith  Channel: Webinars
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