The Guibord Center Celebration Dinner 2015

The sound of the Shofar (ram’s horn) sounded from the balcony to signal the opening of the second annual fundraising dinner celebration. A lone conch blower from the Pacific Islands responded from the stage. Although separated by distance and faith traditions, the sounds blended in harmony.

Buddhist nuns from Hsi Lai Temple Monastery entered while chanting a Sutra, followed by women singing the ancient music of a Christian mystic. They gathered side-by-side on the stage, and again the sounds of their voices melded beautifully.

Together we remembered one of our own in word and in film, the late Dr. Maher Hathout, founder and advisor to The Muslim Public Affairs Council.

At the Fundraising Dinner Celebration in 2015 Dr. Guibord brought greetings from The Carter Center where she had just presented our work with Saving Grace: A Faithful Response to Violence Against Women and Girls, including the PSA Men of Faith Speak Out.

Marty Ollstein sounded the Shofar to open the evening program.

Joseph Taufete’e answered the call with the conch.

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