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

COMING AT TRINITY
COMMUNITY EVENTS
ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE
ARTICLES
VIDEOS
BOOKS
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COMING AT TRINITY
 

Fall book read - Order your book and SIGN UP now!


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

Discussion groups will meet 3 times – every couple of weeks beginning in late September through October – to share our experiences with the book. SIGN UP here:  www.trinitymenlopark.org/faithclub 




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







 
  • Sunday, November 5th:  Hearts for Justice event with Jewish/Christian/Muslim panel  MORE TO COME!



Sunday, November 12th:  noon talk (+ children's program) - "Jihad and Pluralism in Islam" by Sumbul Ali-Karamali, local author  







 

Sunday, November 19th:  noon talk (+ children's program) - "Muslim Women Beyond the Stereotypes" by Maha Elgenaidi, Executive Director Islamic Networks Group





 
 

  • 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

  • Wall of Song, A massed singing of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, Tuesday, July 25, 7:30-9 pm, Grace Cathedral
  • Bystander Intervention Training - Do you feel equipped to respond to a hate crime in progress?  The Muslim Community Association (MCA) and the local chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) are sponsoring 2 excellent trainings in the next week.  The trainings are in the Maryam Banquet Hall at MCA, 3003 Scott Blvd, Santa Clara.   Adults and youth are welcome.  Here are links to register on FaceBook.

  • Mosque tour, Friday sermon/prayer, lunch:  MCA, Fridays by appointment (reserve)
  • Hearts for Justice - Sunday, November 5th at Trinity

 
Stanford senior Farhan Kathawala tells
"How to Grow Up Muslim in America"

 
ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE