Healing Our Hearts
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 | 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time
This is the fifth event in this series which will explore "Healing" from different faith perspectives. When we feel broken, how do we pick up the pieces and find healing? How do we build a healthy, compassionate, loving sense of self?
IslamiCity and The Guibord Center - Religion Inside Out, invite you to join us for a time of storytelling and guided conversation about "Healing".
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:
Indigenous - Writer, Researcher, Visual Artist
Christine Stark is an award-winning writer, researcher, visual artist, and speaker with Anishinaabe and Cherokee ancestry. Her cultural and spiritual roots infuse her creative, nonfiction, and academic writing, much of which focuses on Native women, trafficking, and sexual abuse. A college writing and humanities teacher for 18 years, Christine received the 2019 International Social Justice Citizen Award from the International Leadership Institute.
Duncan Ryuken Williams, PhD
Soto Zen Buddhist - Author, Priest and Professor, University of Southern California
Duncan Williams, PhD is Professor of Religion and East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Southern California. He also serves as Director of the USC Shinso Ito Center for Japanese Religions and Culture. Previously, he held the Shinjo Ito Distinguished Chair of Japanese Buddhism at the University of California, Berkeley and directed Berkeley’s Center for Japanese Studies. Dr. Williams is an ordained Soto Zen Buddhist priest.
Muslim - Student
Hana Doueiri, a high school senior active in community service and speech and debate, recently placed first in original oratory at an international competition with her speech on religious intolerance and the importance of protecting people of all faiths. Hana finds comfort and healing in Islam’s teaching that God created all humans to interact with and respect one another, which guides her as she connects with people of different faiths.
Rev. Jaimie D. Crumley
Christian - Minister, Historian, Author, PhD Student
Rev. Jaimie Crumley is an ordained Christian minister in the American Baptist tradition and a Black feminist intellectual historian. Currently a PhD student in the Department of Gender Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, she focuses on the lives and theological visions of free African American Christian women in the 19th century. Jaimie is also a 2016 Fellow with the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty.
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.