The Guibord Center joins with people of peace everywhere in saying “no” to violence and hate-mongering. We encourage you to watch our Islam 101 video presented by one of the most beloved and respected leaders of the Muslim community, the late Dr. Maher Hathout. He addresses troubling concerns and offers a true understanding of Islam as it is practiced by faithful Muslims throughout the United States today.
Extremists of all faiths distort and denigrate their religion for their own purposes. Their goal is to gain power by spreading chaos and fear. We will not give in to fear. We will not turn on one another. They will not win.
Additional Resources about Islam:
Islamic Sacred Texts 101 was presented by Jihad Turk, President of Bayan Claremont Islamic Graduate School, who has dedicated himself to Islamic Scholarship, religious leadership training, and improving the relations between the Muslim community and other faith traditions in the United States.
The Sikh community is also often targeted and victimized by hate crimes when anti-Muslim sentiment is directed at them because of their attire. Learn about Sikhism at Sikhism 101.
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 wherever we gather together. 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.
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