Inspiring Stories for Uncertain Times

The Guibord Center is an interfaith organization dedicated to opening hearts and minds. We’re partnering with IslamiCity, a global Muslim e-community, to bring together people with rich spiritual backgrounds and diverse perspectives for this series. We hope this virtual collaboration will serve as a model of spiritual and interreligious engagement and mutual enrichment that unites our communities in faith and hope for a better world.

Tasneem Noor

Tasneem Noor

Tasneem Noor is Program Co-Director for NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership For Change. Raised in Pakistan, India, and Dubai, she is an Interfaith Minister in Residence with the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, an award-winning author, and founder of Noor...

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Rev. Kathy Cooper-Ledesma

Rev. Kathy Cooper-Ledesma

The Rev. Kathy Cooper-Ledesma has served as Senior Pastor of Hollywood United Methodist Church since 2006. She has been a committed leader in national interfaith bridge-building, as well as homelessness and poverty efforts in Hollywood and Los Angeles.

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Rabbi Neil Comess-Daniels

Rabbi Neil Comess-Daniels

Rabbi Neil Comess Daniels is rabbi emeritus of Temple Beth Shir Shalom in Santa Monica and a Guibord Center Advisor. He brings his passionate expression of Judaism, strong sense of social justice, and commitment to interfaith and interracial relations to the pulpit....

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Tahil Sharma

Tahil Sharma

Tahil Sharma is an interfaith activist who was born to a Hindu father and a Sikh mother. He is the North American Coordinator for the United Religions Initiative, the world's largest grassroots interfaith network, and a Guibord Center Advisor. Tahil also serves with a...

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The Rev. Angie Buchanan

The Rev. Angie Buchanan

The Rev. Angie Buchanan, an Advisor to The Guibord Center, is a Founder and the Spiritual Director of Earth Traditions, a Pagan Church, and of Gaia’s Womb, an interfaith spirituality group that has been producing women's spiritual retreats for over 20 years. A...

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Umar A. Hakim Dey

Umar A. Hakim Dey

A native of Compton, California, Umar A. Hakim Dey is Executive Director of ILM (Intellect Love Mercy) Foundation. He is responsible for facilitating ILM Foundation’s programming and its social-preneurial vision for social change. These programs, including...

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Kaveri Singh

Kaveri Singh

Kaveri Singh is a Los Angeles-based artist who has worked with leading designers from around the world. Her work can be seen at historic estates such as the Greer Mansion, the Brody House, and the LA Conservancy’s Dominguez Wilshire restoration. Kaveri grew up in...

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Dr. Daniel E. Walker

Dr. Daniel E. Walker

Dr. Daniel E. Walker is an internationally recognized scholar, filmmaker and public speaker working in the fields of history, film and religion, among others. The founding director of the University of Southern California Digital Library’s Gospel Music History...

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