ICSC Co-founds the “Christian Muslim Consultive Group”

By: Editor

Co-Founders: Jihad Turk & The Reverand Dr. Gywnne Guibord

Co-Founders: Jihad Turk & The Reverand Dr. Gywnne Guibord


The Christian-Muslim Consultative Group successfully launched the Standing Together Project.  A seven series study program to help bridge the gap between Christians and Muslims.  The project… Continue reading

ICSC Participates in Historic Interfaith Trilogue Service

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Best-selling spiritual author and national pulpit voice, Dr. R. Scott Colglazier, Senior Minister of First Congregational Church of Los Angeles, welcomed Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater of the Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center and Imam Jihad Turk of… Continue reading

Media from “Remembering 9/11: Ten Years Later”

By: Ahmad Shabeer

Hundreds, including our own Jihad Turk, went to Bovard Auditorium in the heart of the USC campus to remember 9/11 on Sunday September 11, 2011. The gathering, organized by the USC Office of Religious Life and the… Continue reading

Event Honoring “Koran by Heart”

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“Koran by Heart” is an HBO documentary was first broadcast on August 9th, 2011. It follows the process of a contest in Cairo between young contestants (as young as 7 years old) reciting the whole Koran (600+… 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

Lutheran Delegation visits ICSC

Bishop Dean Nelson with Director of Religious Affairs, Jihad Turk at the Southern California Islamic Center for the September Rostered Leaders Event.

Last Friday, the leaders of the Lutheran Church in the Los Angeles area visited the Center. Many rostered… Continue reading

ICSC Joins LAUSD Inter-faith Roundtable

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This week, Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy convened the inaugural Inter-faith Roundtable. In his address to the group of Jewish, Presbyterian, Episcopal, Catholic, Methodist, Quaker, and Muslim leaders amongst others, Mr. Deasy… 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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A Day for the History Books

By: Noor-Malika Chishti

Note the date, September 6, 2011, when the newly formed Claremont Lincoln University [CLU] made history. People from different religions/spiritual ways have been having dialog but now, religious leaders from Christianity, Judaism and Islam will be… Continue reading