The Guibord Center – Religion Inside Out

In a world rife with violence there is something that calls us to do better, to respect one another, build relationships and create community where peace will flourish. That community begins in Los Angeles. And that call comes to us from the heart of all the world’s great spiritual and faith traditions.

The Guibord Center – Religion Inside Out was created so people can experience the expression of goodness and peacemaking inside all wisdom traditions. We bring people together to challenge the assumptions that denigrate others in the name of faith. We create opportunities to experience religious signs, symbols and practices first-hand. And we craft beautiful public events that allow people to gather around timely issues of great importance and share in deep healing and joyful celebration.

Yes. The violence has to end. We can do better. And we can begin by learning that faith is not a faith that hurts others. Real faith heals.

Our Mission

To bring people together to challenge assumptions, unleash the Holy and affirm the faith that transforms the world.

 “Curators of Peace” – Celebrating four years of The Guibord Center 
February 26, 2011 – February 26, 2015

“It’s not possible for one to say that they love God, or whatever one calls the Holy, and hate another human being or try to do damage to another human being…The Guibord Center was established to confront the distortions that we hold about one another and to uphold that which is good in one another.” -The Rev. Dr. Gwynne Guibord

Remembering Dr. Maher Hathout


The Guibord Center mourns the loss of a great leader, beloved colleague and dear friend, Dr. Maher Hathout. As an Advisory Council member, his wise and loving counsel infused our work from its very inception. His kindness and easy availability were a blessing to us.

A remarkable and deeply faithful man, he inspired us to be our best selves.. His ideas were always fresh and sprang directly from his deeply-rooted and all-pervasive faith. The best way to honor his memory is to meet one another with a loving and generous heart.

In 2012 Dr. Guibord sat down with Dr. Hathout to discuss his groundbreaking interfaith work and his prominent leadership in the American Muslim Community.
iew the Video Interview with the Rev. Dr. Gwynne Guibord and Dr. Maher Hathout

See this wonderful teacher in action: Islam 101

Dr. Gwynne Guibord spoke to the Associated Press about Dr. Maher Hathout and his profound dedication to interfaith work:

“Maher Hathout, interfaith Muslim leader, dies at 79″ (AP)
“Maher Hathout, a Powerful Voice for American Muslims, Dies at 79″ (New York Times)