L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca will be the keynote speaker at “Peace Sunday: From Crisis to Opportunity,” an interfaith gathering, Sunday, December 18, in Santa Monica.
Author Andrew Beath will also speak, and Mitra, a Persian singer, Cantor Estherleon, pianist Dwight Stone, and the Sikh Kirtan musicians will perform.
In addition, Los Angeles filmmaker Ruth Broyde-Sharone will screen her film, God and Allah Need to Talk, which was shown at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Barcelona, Spain in 2004.
Organized and sponsored by the Unity-and-Diversity World Council, and co-sponsored by the Institute of Noetic Sciences LA, the South Coast Interfaith Council, Southern California Ecumenical Council, and Sikh Dharma of Los Angeles, the event will begin with networking, refreshments and an interfaith candle-lighting.
“The goal of the event,” said Leland Stewart, founder of the Unity-and-Diversity World Council, “is to bring together faith and community groups and individuals to help build a unity and diversity global community where peace, justice, and a sustainable environment prevail.”Peace Sunday will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Community Room Colorado Center, 2500 Broadway, in Santa Monica. Parking is provided at no cost to Community Room users with validations.