top of page


STANDING TOGETHER: The Christian-Muslim Consultative Group



    Board Members:

  • John Ishvaradas Abdallah, World Without Borders Interfaith Sufi Ashram

  • Soraya Ahyauddin, Program Dir., American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute, USC

  • Samia Bano, author, Secretary

  • Betty Cooney, Southern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

  • César Domínguez, Bayan Islamic Graduate School, Co-Chair

  • Grace Dyrness, Institute for Transnational Research and Development, Co-Chair

  • Bishop Steve Gilliland, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Treasurer

  • Atilla Kahveci, Pacifica Institute

  • Rev. Dr. Thom Johnson, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

  • Marium Mohiuddin, Principal Consultant, PRACCA Inc.

  • Carole Wheeler, Presbyterian Church, USA

  • Dr. Gwynne Guibord and Imam Jihad Turk, Founders 


    Advisory Council members:


  • Salam al-Marayati, President, MPAC (Muslim Public Affairs Council)

  • Rev. Jim Burklo, Senior Associate Dean of Religious Life at USC

  • Rev. Patricia Farris, Senior Minister, First United Methodist Church of Sta. Mónica

  • Bishop Guy Irwin, Lutheran Church

  • Sherrel Johnson, Community Relations Mgr., CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations)

  • Edina Lekovic, Host, “Meet the Moment” podcast, Consultant, MPAC

  • Imam Jihad Saafir, Islah LA Educational Institute

  • The Right Rev. Alexei Smith, Ecumenical and Interreligious Affs., Archiodiocese of LA

  • Dr. Najeeba Syeed, internationally recognized leader in peacebuilding and social justice advocacy

  • Rev. Jerry Stinson, Retired Pastor, First Congregrational Church of Long Beach

bottom of page