Events Calendar

Sacred Stories of Animals, Faith and Compassion @ Vedanta Society of Southern California
Oct 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sacred Stories of Animals, Faith and Compassion @ Vedanta Society of Southern California
This yarmulke-wearing dog and its owner took part in the “Bark Mitzvah” at Temple Beth Shir Shalom, Santa Monica. Rabbi Neil Comess-Daniels serves as an Advisor to The Guibord Center.

In Faith and Life

Tales recounting the compassion of animals weave their way through our many faith traditions, touching our hearts and making us better people.

Guest speakers Jan Creamer and Tim Phillips of Animal Defenders International (ADI) will offer moving real-life stories of the compassion of the animals they’ve rescued. In addition, faith leaders will delight us with animal tales from their spiritual traditions:

  • Sura Das, International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON)
  • Nirinjan Singh Khalsa, California Sikh Council
  • Pravrajika Vidyaprana, Vedanta Society Convent

The event takes place at the Hollywood Vedanta Temple, a hidden gem of peace and tranquility in the Hollywood Hills. Our guests will enjoy refreshments after the presentation on the beautiful grounds, with an opportunity to talk further with our presenters and one another.

Detailed directions to the Hollywood Vedanta Society will be emailed prior to the event to registered guests.


Models of Pride @ Los Angeles City College
Oct 19 all-day

The Guibord Center will participate in Models of Pride by presenting nterfaith workshops and offering resources including a list of inclusive faith communities.

Registrations are a must. Preregistration closes October 16, but on-site registration is available until 1 pm the day of the event. Stop by our booth and say hello!

Faith At The Table Young Adult Event @ The Islamic Center of Southern California
Nov 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Young Adults ages 18-35 are invited to dinner and a showing of Brave New Film’s short documentary “40 Strangers 50 Questions”, followed by a discussion of ways to move toward unity and solidarity in this era of division and polarization.

Tahil Sharma, Young Adult Advisor to The Guibord Center and Faith Program Manager for Brave New Films, will lead the discussion.


Love Your Neighbor Weekend Interfaith Gathering @ Samuelson Chapel at California Lutheran University
Mar 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

“Courage for the Common Good”

with Dr. Lo Sprague

“Love Your Neighbor weekend in an interfaith, community-wide program inviting participation from all faith traditions and people of moral conscience for a campaign of compassion.

We invite people from all walks of life to come together and proclaim the values of loving our neighbor, welcoming the stranger, and respecting the inherent dignity and worth of every person.

Sponsored by:
Simi Valley Interfaith Council
Conejo Valley Interfaith Association
Ventura County Interfaith Community

Save the Date: Remembering Gwynne @ St. John's Cathedral
Apr 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Save the Date: Remembering Gwynne @ St. John's Cathedral

This dinner event will mark The Guibord Center’s 10th year with a program honoring the Rev. Dr. Gwynne Guibord, Founder, who passed away in August 2019. Remembering Gwynne will be a celebration of Gwynne’s tireless work in creating The Guibord Center.