Interfaith Webinar: Healing Our World, Addressing the Wounds of Racism
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 | 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Racism, bias, and hate take an incalculable toll on people throughout the U.S. Despite slow and hard-won progress in the past few decades, racism is still deeply embedded in our society and ways of thinking. Recent events show us that our country and the global community will not heal until we courageously and honestly address the damage inflicted by racism and engage in the work of transforming the beliefs and systems that uphold it.
Our storytellers this month will reflect on the conversations about racism in their faith communities, where they see unexpected successes, and how they’re tackling the challenges of working toward change.
Our Storytellers for this event will be:
Omnist - Executive Director, Common Peace, Center for the Advancement of Nonviolence
Candace Sofia Carnicelli is a longtime peace activist, nonviolence practitioner, artist, and educator. She considers herself an omnist - one who recognizes and respects all religions and the sacred truths on which they are established. Candace joined Common Peace, Center for the Advancement of Nonviolence as a volunteer during Arun Gandhi's first Season for Nonviolence in 1998 and became Executive Director in 2007. Read more
Muslim - CPA and Creator, ImmortallyKhulood
An activist to her soul, Khulood Madany is a fierce champion for impactful conversations surrounding race, equity, inclusion, and representation. Her passion focuses on the global empowerment of Muslims to reclaim the strength in their Islamic identity. Having lived and observed Islam in a range of cultures, Khulood is channeling her experiences in a YouTube project, ImmortallyKhulood. Read more
Rev. Mark Hong
Christian - Executive, Synod of Southern California and Hawaii, Presbyterian Church USA
Rev. Mark Hong immigrated from South Korea in 1971 and grew up in Southern California. For 34 years, he has ministered to both Korean-speaking immigrant congregations and English-speaking next-generation Korean American and multiethnic congregations. Rev. Hong began serving in the Synod of Southern California and Hawaii, Presbyterian Church USA in 1982. Read More
This is the twelfth event in the series "Inspiring Stories for Uncertain Times" that will explore "Healing our World" from different faith perspectives.
IslamiCity and The Guibord Center - Religion Inside Out, welcome you to a new season of storytelling and guided conversation about the real-life issues we encounter as we work to heal our world. You’ll have a chance to share your own thoughts and experiences in a small group. We’ll reflect on the wisdom we find in our traditions and how to apply that wisdom in our own 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 second season of conversations focused on the challenges connected to healing our world. 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.
After you register for this event, we will email you the exact link you can use to join us. **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.
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 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.
To watch the archive of previous Healing Our World Interfaith Webinars CLICK HERE
Topics: Bigotry, Equality, Interfaith, Racism, Social Justice Channel: Live, Webinars