The Power of Nonviolence: The Conversation

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 |  4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time

This is the seventh 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. 

In this session, people from various spiritual and ethical traditions will share stories about how they have learned and practiced nonviolence in their work and relationships. You’ll have a chance to share your own experience in a small group setting. We’ll talk about the wisdom we find in our traditions and reflect on 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 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:

Rabbi Susan Goldberg

Jewish - Founder, Nefesh

Rabbi Susan Goldberg, is the founder of Nefesh, an open-hearted spiritual community capturing the energy and vitality of LA’s Eastside. A fourth-generation Angeleno, she focuses on revitalizing the area’s Jewish community to again be an active part of these multicultural neighborhoods. She has led renewals of the historic Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Koreatown (2013-19) and Temple Beth Israel in Highland Park (2008-13). In all of these roles, and as a consultant and teacher, Rabbi Susan has been committed to cross-cultural dialogue and social justice.

Milia Islam-Majeed

Muslim - Executive Director, South Coast Interfaith Council

Milia Islam-Majeed is the daughter of immigrant parents who came to the US in 1986 from Bangladesh. She grew up in the small Midwestern town of Fulton, Missouri. Milia has a Masters in Theological Studies of the World Religions and Anthropology from Harvard University and has received numerous awards and research fellowships. In 2008 Milia joined as the Executive Director of the South Coast Interfaith Council (SCIC) – the largest and oldest interfaith council in California, serving 35 cities in Southern California.

Merilie Robertson

Christian - Ruling Elder, Presbyterian Church USA, and Retired Missionary

Merilie Robertson is a retired missionary teacher and a longtime social justice advocate. She taught science for 11 years at a girls’ high school in Pakistan, followed by 11 more years at a school in Tehran, Iran. After returning to the U.S., she became interested in Latin America and visited several countries, advocating for change in U.S. policies there. Merilie has also worked to stop migrant deaths in the Arizona desert and advocate for immigration reform

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  Category: Faith & Spirituality, Featured, Videos
  Topics: Interfaith, Nonviolence  Channel: Webinars

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