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Jan. 7 | San Diego, CA
Sultan & Saint San Diego Film Premiere
Location | St. Thomas More Catholic Church: 1450 S Melrose Dr., Oceanside, CA 92056
During the Crusades, Saint Francis of Assisi risked his life by walking across enemy lines to meet the Sultan of Egypt, the Muslim ruler Al-Malik al-Kamil. This remarkable encounter, and the commitment to peace of the two men behind it, sucked the venom out of the Crusades and changed the relationship between Muslims and Christians for the better. Featuring dramatic reenactments and renowned scholarship, this amazing story is brought to life. Scholars interviewed include Michael Cusato (St. Bonaventure University), Sr. Kathy Warren (Sisters of St. Francis), Suleiman Mourad (Smith College), Homayra Ziad, Institute for Christian & Jewish Studies, Paul Moses (The Saint and the Sultan), and others. Join us for the showing of this film, in San Diego to learn about the remarkable spiritual exchange between the Sultan and the Saint, and the great risks they took for peace.
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Jan. 28 | Orange County, CA
Interfaith House of Worship Tour–Being Muslim in Orange County
Location | Islamic Institute of Orange County/Islamic Society of Orange County: 1220 North State College Boulevard (first of two venues) Anaheim, CA 92806
Please join us for a very special program of the House of Worship Tour. We shall visit two mosques: the Islamic Institute of Orange County in Anaheim and the Islamic Society of Orange County in Garden Grove. Discussions will include “Islam 101–An Introduction to Islam” in Anaheim and “Being Muslim in Orange County in 2017” in Garden Grove. The program includes guest scholars, tours, prayers, interactive panel discussions, and an amazing Middle Eastern lunch!
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Dec 2 – 4 | Murrieta, CA
Without Borders Weekender
Location | 39405 Murrieta Hot Springs Rd., Murrieta, CA 92563-9150
Without Borders is designed to support and encourage Christian women to engage and promote new friendships with Muslim women. We want to break down walls of mutual suspicion, fear, anger and prejudice; to inspire honest, sincere and mutually respectful faith dialogue between Christian women and Muslim women. Our goal is to promote authentic relationships that open doors to share the Truth of Jesus Christ with our Muslim friends. The Without Borders Weekender offers world class training with full room and board on the beautiful grounds of Murrieta Conference Center and Spa (www.mhsretreats.com) in Murrieta, CA! This rare opportunity will give you insight into the Islamic faith and cultural views on women through lectures, testimonies and teachings from women of a Muslim Background, and workshops catered to your ministry level. We will explore the unique open doors God has allowed to reach Muslims world wide and why now is a critical time to boldly share the Gospel. Experienced teachers will:
- Unpack the Honor/Shame worldview
- Offer insight into traditional Islamic texts and how they influence cultural views on women
- Share their own testimony of coming to faith in Jesus
- Give practical tips on how to use God’s Word to build bridges that lead to Gospel conversations
- Answer common questions Muslims ask about the Bible
What better way to celebrate Christmas than to proclaim it’s meaning to Muslim women who have never heard of God with Us…or His resurrection!?
Admission | $120-$245
Time | Fri: 5pm – Sun: 10:30am
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Sept. 25 | Los Angeles
NOT IN GOD’S NAME: From Just War to Just Peace
Location | Cathedral Center of St. Paul: 840 Echo Park Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90026
The first part is a high-level conference which aims to provide an honest and searching discussion of religion’s implication in violence, war and terrorism and also its potential for both individual and societal peace. Is religion primarily responsible for the violence and conflicts our time, or is it coopted by other forces like politics, culture, race and ethnicity? This will include a panel discussion, Q & A, Interfaith Cafe and Closing Ceremony. After the conference there will be a reception held honoring George Regas followed by the Regas Awards for Emerging Interfaith Leaders.
| $60 (Both conference & reception–please see website for other packages)
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Aug 20 | Mt. Baldy, CA
8th Annual Interfaith World Peace Pilgrimage
Location | Mt. Baldy: 8401 Mt. Baldy Rd., Mt Baldy, CA 91759
Since 2009 hundreds of people from many different faiths have come together annually on sacred Mount Baldy in the San Gabriel Mountains, east of Los Angeles, to send out waves of love and light to the world. This inspiring and joyous event draws together local spiritual communities to walk together, sing together, and pray together in the heart of nature – for World Peace! In these days of great turmoil in our communities and in the world, it is even more crucial that all faiths come together to cooperate in Spiritual action for World Peace. United, the Spiritual workers for Peace are a force to be reckoned with! The World Peace Pilgrimage is open to people of all faiths, denominations and ages. It is a non-profit, non-commercial and non-political event. We climb the mountain as one human family. Ceremonies will be held at two different levels to allow people of all ages and hiking ability to take part.
Admission | Free (cost of the ski-lift ticket $15 with RSVP/Pre-Registration; $25 on the day; and parking $5)
Time | Registration: 8:30am-9:30am; Lower Level Ceremonies: 11am-1:30pm; Higher Level Ceremonies: 12:30pm-3pm
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