Standing Together in the Media
Updated: Jan 14, 2020
Check out just some of our events and projects that have been featured in the media.
In 2016, the Muslim-Christian dialogue at La Cañada Presbyterian (LCPC) in collaboration with the Islamic Congregation of La Cañada Flintridge, invited Standing Together co-founder Jihad Turk and our Advisory Council Member Edina Lekovic to speak about the importance of this partnership, especially in the face of growing Islamophobia.
Along with them, Dudley Woodbury and Jay Muller of Fuller Theological Seminar took part in the discussion, and the panel was moderated by Dallas Raines, a member of LCPC. Watch the video below!
"Christians, Muslims forging new bonds in Southland" (Los Angeles Times)
The Standing Together program seeks to educate members of each faith about the beliefs and customs of the other in hopes of encouraging dialogue and understanding.
Southern California has long been on the front lines of religious and cultural diversity and the challenges and promises that brings.
Like the Iberian Peninsula in medieval times, where Muslims, Jews and Christians enjoyed periods of peaceful coexistence punctuated by war and intolerance, the record in Southern California has been mixed.
After the Sept. 11 attacks, Muslims and Muslim Americans across the country were subjected to threats and derogatory remarks, investigated by law enforcement and had their faith characterized as a "terrorist religion." ... (Read the full article here)