LAKERS TOGETHER: Find out how we're moving forward.
The spirit of the Kaufman Interfaith Institute is represented in the cooperative programs held in the community to enlighten, inform, and promote inclusivity.
These events bring together diverse voices and faith traditions to find a common ground while still honoring individual experiences.
Whether it is working with others in the community to host a civilized discussion about polarizing issues or organizing a celebration that welcomes all and encourages learning through differences, the institute has found great success carrying out its mission through these community collaborations.
"Through interfaith dialogue and service, we promote a vibrant and diverse community for all generations. Beyond tolerance, we value hospitality, understanding, respect, and acceptance."
Christian Imperatives for Environmental Care
During the last two weeks, this year's Grand Dialogue featured the theme “Healing Our Earth” with webinars and workshops looking at the religious imperatives on caring for our planet as well as practical steps that can be taken.
You can watch the first panel discussion "Christian Imperatives for Environmental Care" above.
Interfaith Imperatives for Climate Action
Watch the second part of our Grand Dialogue, "Interfaith Imperatives for Climate Action" above.
Kaufman's Weekly Interfaith Insight
"Is it win-lose, or can we all grow together?" by Program Coordinator Zahabia Ahmed-Usmani
Is it right to assume our children will have even more success than we did? After all, they have so many privileges that we didn’t have.
As a first-time mother of a senior, I have just traversed the college application process with my daughter. I am ashamed to say that I fell into this mindset in all the ways that showed deep-seated indoctrination from the greater American society and from my own Pakistani immigrant background. Growing up, my brother and I saw our parents’ hard work and knew that nothing less than our best would be good enough. We worked hard and went to good colleges leading to wonderful opportunities to serve our communities in our own unique ways. When I had my own kids, I thought they would have more opportunities than we had growing up. With hard work they would go to even better colleges than we did because of the privilege, access, and support they had received growing up.
Kaufman's Weekly Watch
Weekly Watch - Time for a silence break
With all the noise and conflict surrounding us these days, let’s take a music break with the classic “The Sound of Silence” as performed by VOCE8.