On Saturday December 16, 2017, friends, families, colleagues, and supporters, gathered together at the IMAN Cultural Center for the annual Interfaith Celebration Of Light.
Now in its 8th year, the theme for 2017 was “Honoring the Female Principle in the (Male-Female) Dance of Life”.
All in attendance for the Collaboration of Interfaith and Faith Groups In the Southern California Area To Create a Collective Community Event In This Sacred Season of Holy Days, were treated to a potluck dinner; music by Sura Das & band; a candle lighting ceremony, prayer and meditation, facilitated by Rev. Stephen Longfellow Fiske with his song ” Lights of Lights”; numerous speakers including Yoland Trevino, Dr. Linda Groff, Rev. Leland Stewart, Dr. Sadegh Namazikhah; spiritual blessings by Rev. Basia Durnas, clips from the Jerusalem Prayer Project’s documentary ‘Women Wage Peace’; and a Love Offering with music from Stephen Longfellow Fiske & Eli Lester and a Closing Circle featuring the duo.
The event paid homage to the Recognition of Women Interfaith Leaders.
With special thanks to Dr. Namazikhah and the IMAN Center for providing a meeting and event space for so many interfaith and peace groups, and to the Event Producers and Volunteers who made this 2017 Interfaith Celebration of Light possible.