For though my faith is not yours and your faith is not mine, if we each are free to light our own flame, together we can banish some of the darkness of the world.
RABBI LORD JONATHAN SACKS
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
"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
The Monday evening class is repeated on Wednesday morning. You are encouraged to come to the sessions that fit your schedule.
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. You can also attend or host a broadcast viewing with a discussion guide.
Jan 7 - Feb 18: Building Bridges, a 5-part interfaith dinner/dialog with a group of 12 Christians and 12 Jews at All Saints, PA and Congregation Beth Am, Los Altos. Sign ups open now.
Mosque tour, Friday sermon/prayer, lunch: MCA, Fridays by appointment (reserve)
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.