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
 

  • FALL BOOK READ


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

Discussion groups will meet 3 times – between now and Thanksgiving – to share our experiences with the book.  You may "hop" groups if needed to accommodate your schedule.


 

  • SUNDAY group:  first meeting October 8th, 11:30-1:00.  Facilitator, Bill Grove(Library)
  • TUESDAY MORNING group: first meeting October 10th, 9:30-11:00 AM.  Facilitator Lynn Pieron(Chapel)
  • MONDAY NIGHT group: first meeting October 16th, 7-8:30 PM.  Facilitator, Kristin Geiser(Chapel)
  • FRIDAY NOON womens group (private home) October 6th, 20th, November 3rd .  Facilitator Ann Diederich (contact Ann to learn location) 





(youth, 10+) Growing up Muslim: Understanding the Beliefs and Practices of Islam by Sumbul Ali-Karamali









COMING SOON AT TRINITY
 
  •  HEARTS FOR JUSTICE CONFERENCE

    Sunday, November 5, 2-4 PM   
    "Toward Understanding:  A Jewish, Christian, Muslim Conversation"  
    Panel, interfaith community resource fair

    Click here for more information and tickets 

     

  • NOVEMBER SPEAKERS SERIES
(after 10:00 service; includes "copious coffee hour" to tide everyone over)


Sunday, November 12th:  11:30 talk (+ children's program) 

"Jihad and Pluralism in Islam" by Sumbul Ali-Karamali,  JD, LLM (Islamic Law.) 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's interfaith program will use the Peace Village from Child & Family Institute.
 

 

Sunday, November 19th:  11:30 talk (+ children's program)

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

The children's program will include an introduction to Islam and Muslims.  


 

  • WINTER ADULT FORMATION
  
"Discover Islam" 4-class series (Mondays 7:00 pm/ Wednesdays 10:30 am) with Tarek Mourad, instructor at the Muslim Community Association
  • 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

 
  • Mosque tour, Friday sermon/prayer, lunch:  MCA, Fridays by appointment (reserve)
  • Hearts for Justice - Sunday, November 5th, 2-4 PM at Trinity
    "Toward Understanding:  A Jewish, Christian, Muslim Conversation"  
    Panel, interfaith community resource fair

    Click here for more information and tickets 

 
Stanford senior Farhan Kathawala tells
"How to Grow Up Muslim in America" on Trinity Sunday, June 2017.

 
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