Blog Posts: speaker

Terry Opalek, Facilitator

Terry is the Community Liaison with The Guibord Center. Through hisoutreach and development, he is expanding and strengthening The Center'snetwork of people, schools, and organizations. This enables The Center tocontinue to facilitate interfaith understanding and...

Tasneem Noor, Facilitator

Tasneem Noor is the award-winning author of The Faith Connection: YourJourney Starts with Knowing Yourself; and founder of Noor Enterprises:SOULful Transformations. As Programs Director of NewGround: AMuslim-Jewish Partnership for Change, Tasneem has trained over...

Dr. Lisa Patriquin, Facilitator

Lisa has been a professional educator for over 35 years in a variety of fieldsthat share one common thread: communicating across borders--spiritual,generational, linguistic and cultural. She has been with The Guibord Centersince its inception in 2010, first serving on...

Bishop Mary Ann Swenson

Bishop Mary Ann McDonald Swenson is a retired bishop of the United Methodist Church (UMC). Having recently completed a 9-year term as vice moderator for the central committee of the World Council of Churches, Bishop Swenson has served as ecumenical officer for the...

Bishop Mary Ann Swenson

Bishop Mary Ann McDonald Swenson is a retired bishop of the United Methodist Church (UMC). Having recently completed a 9-year term as vice...

John Ishvaradas Abdallah

​John Ishvaradas Abdallah (meaning “servant of God” in Jewish, Christian, Hindu, and Muslim traditions) is the preferred pen name of Syed...

Stephen Rohde

Stephen Rohde is a constitutional scholar, lecturer, writer, political activist, and retired civil rights lawyer.  He is a founder and...

endawnis Spears

endawnis Spears

endawnis Spears (Diné/ Ojibwe/ Chickasaw/ Choctaw) is the Co-Director of the Upstander Academy, and a founding member...

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Nancy Berlin

Nancy Berlin

Nancy Berlin has worked to combat poverty for over 40 years. She has worked in family shelters, on Los Angeles’s skid...

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Parshan Khosravi

Parshan Khosravi

Parshan Khosravi is an Iranian American of Zoroastrian faith who is currently a candidate for the city council in...

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Kenyatta Bakeer

Kenyatta Bakeer

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Kenyatta Bakeer has demonstrated a life-long commitment to inner-city education...

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John Silvers

John Silvers

John Silvers has always been an active community leader. His communication skills and leadership qualities were passed...

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Rabbi Eric Solomon

Rabbi Eric Solomon

Rabbi Eric Solomon is the leader of Beth Meyer Synagogue in Raleigh, NC.  He completed facilitator training with...

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Wendy Silvers

Wendy Silvers

Rev. Wendy Silvers helps moms embody their highest potential, raise healthy, empowered kids and change the world...

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