Interfaith Harmony

  Interfaith Harmony  
Embracing our Muslim Neighbors

An extension of the "seeking soul, heart for justice and open spirit" of the Trinity community is our commitment to build bridges with our Muslim neighbors.  

Since the Iranian Revolution and especially since 9/11, Muslims too often have become the feared "Other" in American society. Our mission is to counter the injustice of Islamophobia through mutual trust and respect and living the Golden Rule.

The specific goals of this ministry include:


*  Understand Islam as a faith and a way of life
*  Befriend Muslims in our area
*  Dispel stereotypes and hatred
*  Partner in service


We will offer a range of opportunities for adults, youth and children to get involved.  If you'd like to help, please contact the Interfaith Team.

Lynne Bramlett, Karen Chung, Jane Phillips, Lynn Pieron, MaryAnn Sabelman, Anita Seipp, Jeannie Thomas

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NOW AT TRINITY
 

Trinity Church at CAIR banquet :  You can directly "Embrace our Muslim Neighbors"  by attending the annual banquet of SF Bay Area CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) on December 9th at 5:00 in Santa Clara.  Email to reserve your seat at the Trinity Church table.  Only 6 seats left, $50/each, scholarships available.

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  • ADULT FORMATION


  "Discover Islam" 4-class series (Mondays 7:00 pm/ Wednesdays 10:30 am) with Tarek Mourad, instructor at the Muslim Community Association.  No registration required. 

January 8/10 - Islamic Beliefs and Practices
January 22/24 - The Life of the Prophet
January 29/31 - The Qur'an
February 5/7 - Concepts of Social Justice in Islam
 
 


COMMUNITY EVENTS

  • Thursday, November 30th, 4:30-6:oo PM  Islam & Human Rights:  Humanities Center lecture at Stanford.
  • Monday, December 11th, 6:00 PM: Interfaith Leadership presentation and reception by author Dr Eboo Patel at Christ Church, Portola Valley, 815 Portola Rd.
  • Monday, December 11th, 7:00 PM:  Peaceful Presence with Multifaith Voices for Peace and Justice (MVPJ) at First Presbyterian Church at 1140 Cowper St. in Palo Alto.
  • Saturday, December 16th, 11:30-12:30 EID Festival: Muslim holiday food, activities, panel.  Hosted by A Muslim Voice, City of Palo Alto at 1st United Methodist.  Register here.
  • December 26th at 8 PM on KQED TV. "The Sultan and the Saint":   Watch or record the PBS presentation of this excellent documentary about the interfaith peace efforts of St. Francis of Assis and the Sultan of Egypt. 
  • Mosque tour, Friday sermon/prayer, lunch:  MCA, Fridays by appointment (reserve)


LOOKING BACK

 
  • MUSLIM SPEAKER SERIES


"Jihad and Pluralism in Islam" by Sumbul Ali-Karamali,  JD, LLM (Islamic Law) on 12 November 2017.  Sumbul is author of "The Muslim Next Door: the Qur'an, the Media, and that Veil Thing," Bronze Medal Winner of the 2009 Independent Publisher's Awards, and "Growing Up Muslim: Understanding the Beliefs and Practices of Islam."


The children explored the interfaith Peace Village from Child & Family Institute.






"Muslim 
Women Beyond the Stereotypes" by Maha Elgenaidi, Executive Director Islamic Networks Group

The children's program will included an introduction to Islam and Muslims.  Youth heard from youth peers from ING.
 
  • FALL BOOK READ 2017


The Faith Club:  A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew ... Search for Understanding by Idliby, Oliver and Warner  
 

Rabbi Sarah Weissman and Sheikha Maryam Amir join the Rev. Matthew Dutton-Gillett for a full house Hearts for Justice panel moderated by the Rev. Elizabeth Riley.
All Saints, November 2017
Stanford senior Farhan Kathawala tells
"How to Grow Up Muslim in America" on Trinity Sunday, June 2017.

 
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