Inside the annual Interfaith Celebration of Light: See the photos
The annual Interfaith Celebration of Light, honoring the light that all our faith and interfaith organizations bring into the world and providing an opportunity, once again, to come together in this Holy Season and celebrate our common spiritual heritage, returned on December 15, 2018.
The event was sponsored by Unity and Diversity World Council, Spiritual Salons/Wisdom Workshops, and the SoCal Committee on the Parliament of the World’s Religions (SCCPWR) and held at the IMAN Center in Los Angeles.
Now in its 9th year, the theme for the event was “Keeping an Open Heart in a Polarized World”. An additional theme of Gratitude, in harmony with the first, was brought to the program by SCCPWR.
RevFelicia Parazaider described the event, writing on December 15:
Tonight at Unity and Diversity World Council’s event, the SCCPWR So Cal Committee for a Parliament of the World’s Religions joined the celebration of light and gratitude, engaging the theme “Keeping an Open Heart in a Polarized World.” After fellowship and potluck, guests gathered for a roundtable discussion about the recent Parliament of World Religions in Toronto. This was followed up by a wonderful candle lighting ceremony, and presentations from different interfaith organizations. The celebration was replete with music and dance. In the midst of so much heartbreak-in, this country alone-this gathering reminds of just how many people are actually doing the good works to create change. Thank God for that. Ashe.
See all the photos and videos from this year’s Interfaith Celebration of Light: below: