In the media

MYG interfaith project declared “2013 Faith-Based Organization of the Year” by Governor Jerry Brown

By: Soha Yassine 


The office of Governor Jerry Brown declared our Muslim-Jewish leadership council. MAJIC (Muslims and Jews Inspiring Change) the 2013 “Faith-based organization of the year.” I have been invited to Sacramento to receive… Continue reading

22nd Annual Media Awards with Special Guest Dustin Hoffman

 By: Editor

The Muslim Public Affairs Council’s Hollywood Bureau is excited to announce its 22nd Annual Media Awards Gala will be held on April 27, 2013 in Los Angeles. This year, MPAC is proud to honor three… Continue reading

“No to hate. No to Violence.” Dr. Maher Hathout’s sermon in response to “Innocence of Muslims”

By: Editor 

MPAC’s Dr Maher Hathout Gives Friday Sermon on Mideast Protests & Attacks on US Embassies

“You want to protect and defend the Prophet Muhammad? Do what he would have done in this situation. He WAS insulted, humiliated… Continue reading

[In the Media] U.S. Muslims are not measured by the exemplary work of its mainstream

By: Editor

 The Washington Post yesterday published an op-ed by Jihad Turk, ICSC Spiritual Advisor and Dean and President of the Bayan Claremont graduate school, and MPAC President Salam Al-Marayati. In their article, the two prominent leaders talk about… Continue reading

[In the media] Study of anti-Semitic, anti-Muslim bias on UC campuses stirs debate

By: Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times

This article originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times on September 18. The article includes a quote by Jihad Turk, the Religious Advisor of ICSC. 


Studies commissioned to improve relations find that… Continue reading

[In the Media] Muslim-Jewish Council Launches

This article originally appeared in The Jewish Journal.


A recent break-fast meal, held in the courtyard of the Westside Jewish Community Center, began with the blowing of a shofar. The sun hadn’t yet set, so… Continue reading

[In the Media] reGeneration Concert


Nearly 650 people who filled Temple Emanuel for last April’s reGENERATION CONCERT FOR POSSIBILITY. We shared a memorable evening of uplifting song and celebration with a remarkable variety of twenty world class artists and inspiring interfaith clergy. Supporting… Continue reading

[In the Media] Syrian-Americans skeptical new peace plan will succeed one year after uprising

By: Brenda Gazzar, 

American Dr. Saleh K. of La Crescenta, who asked that his last name not be used for fear of retaliation against relatives in Syria, says he s skeptical of the regime s acceptance of… Continue reading

[In the Media] Defining the ‘All-American Muslim’

By: Naomi Schaefer Riley, from the Wall Street Journal 

Earlier this month, the TLC network announced that it will cancel the reality show “All-American Muslim” due to low ratings. Critics had complained that the show whitewashed the problem of… Continue reading

[In the Media] Rick Warren builds bridge to Muslims

By : Jim Hinch/ Orange County Register 

Through years of outreach, Saddleback Church pastor Rick Warren is part of an effort named King’s Way that’s attempting bring evangelical Christians and Muslims together.

The Rev. Rick Warren, pastor of … Continue reading

Standing up for All-American Muslim

By: Sami H. Elmansoury

I have watched both episodes of “All-American Muslim”, and I sincerely applaud TLC for putting it on the air. Despite a handful of personal frustrations, I absolutely love the message that the show portrays. I… Continue reading

[In the Media] Claremont Lincoln on PBS

By: Editor

Recently, PBS special correspondent Saul Gonzalez reported on Claremont Lincoln University.   He explored how CLU is the first in the United States to bring together Christians, Jews and Muslims in the same classrooms to educate the… Continue reading

[In the media] Dr. Maher’s Address at “One Light, One Peace, One World”

By: Editor 

On Saturday evening, September 10th, a multi-faith and multi-cultural crowd overflowed the plaza at the Los Angeles City Hall Steps on the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks for the “OneLight” evening prayer service of unity… Continue reading

[Media Update] Claremont Lincoln University Convocation in the News

From the Huffington Post- 

Claremont Lincoln University: Learning at the World’s First Interfaith College

A rabbi, a minister, and an imam meet together for a year and something amazing happens…

In June of 2010, the three of us, Rev. Jerry Campbell, Imam Jihad Turk and Rabbi Mel Gottlieb, announced an agreement for our respective institutions to co-create the world’s first inter-religious university — a place where rabbis, ministers, imams and other religious leaders would each be educated in their own traditions, side by side, but also with classes in common. The new university would include academic schools for students who wanted to do world-healing work in non-religious fields as well.

The purpose of this new concept was not to water down the beliefs of each of the different traditions, but rather to create understanding, promote mutual respect and learn how to cooperate across religious boundaries to address the world’s greatest problems.

This Sept. 6, 2011, with the help of a $50 million gift from Joan and David Lincoln, our vision is becoming a reality in the form of the launch of Claremont Lincoln University. We are very excited about the history-making potential of this new institution and the caliber of students it is attracting.

This column is not about Claremont Lincoln’s launch, however. It is about something that happened to each of us on the way there.

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One Nation, One Voice: Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of 9/11

MPAC's Commemorative 9/11 Quilt

MPAC's Commemorative 9/11 Quilt

By: Shirin Nouh and Alicia Mesco
One Nation, One voice: Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 took place on Saturday, September 10 at the Islamic Center of Southern California. It was indeed a memorable… Continue reading

Ten Years Later…

By: Editor
The Islamic Center of Southern California sends its sincerest and deepest condolences to those who lost loved ones ten years ago on 9/11/01. We also salute the first responders who saved countless lives. Ten years later, as… Continue reading

[Media Update] Interview with ABC 7 News regarding 9/11

Check out the Islamic Center’s Interview with KABC News below.

[Media Update] ICSC’s Eid Prayer featured on KPCC

–Reposted from

Aug. 29, 2011 | KPCC

Thousands of Muslims will gather at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Tuesday morning to kick off Eid al-Fitr, a three-day celebration that marks the end of the Islamic holy month of… Continue reading

[Media Update] ICSC Community members on Channel 7 News

By: Editor 

Last Thursday, September 1st ABC News came to the Islamic Center to get some retrospective narratives on the 9/11Terrorist Attacks that took place ten years ago. Members representing the various corners of the Islamic Center Community… Continue reading

[In the Media] Los Angeles Times: Adapting a Ramadan Tradition to the All-American Diner

By: Editor 

Special thanks to for interviewing ICSC Youth Coordinator, Soha Yassine, and mentioning Break_Fast at Night in her story Adapting a Ramadan Tradition to the All-American Diner .