SCCPWR members join other interfaith communities at the Los Angeles launch of Compassionate California initiative and the Los Angeles Compassion Games - July 28th, 2013
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In 2004 a group of interfaith advocates from Los Angeles attended the Parliament of World's Religions in Barcelona, Spain. Inspired and motivated by their experience, when they returned home they gathered together to continue sharing the vigor and excitement of the Parliament and, in 2007 they officially formed the Southern California Committee for a Parliament of the World's Religions (SCCPWR) dedicated to locally supporting and promoting the vision and mission of the GLOBAL PARLIAMENT OF THE WORLD'S RELIGIONS.
A California delegation of SCCPWR Board, Emeritus and Advisory members as well as local interfaith community participated at the 6th Parliament of Religions in Toronto, 1-7 of November, 2018.
The first time the Parliament was held in the U.S. since 1993 was 5th PoWR in Salt Lake City in 2015.
Have a look around to learn more about our local group and activities and our interfaith mission! If you are interested in VOLUNTEERING and supporting our work or possibly becoming a board member - please email us at We are purely a volunteer group, so please consider a donation to help our work. We welcome your participation and look forward to hearing from you.
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2017 SCCPWR CELEBRATES 10 YEARS
4th SEEDS OF PEACE:
"Interfaith Past Present
and Future "
OCTOBER, 14TH, 2017
Santa Monica Stake, Later Day Saints
3rd SEEDS OF PEACE :
"Honoring Water, Source of Life"
Mar. 8th , 2015
Loyola Marymount University, LA, CA
RECENT SCCPWR CO-SPONSORED EVENTS:
Interfaith Celebration of Light
Dec. 15th, 2018
SCCPWR and UDC (Unity and Diversity World Council)
World Peace Pilgrimage
7th Annual Interfaith Walk Mount Baldy, CA
Saturday, August 25, 2018
SEIZING AN ALTERNATIVE
Toward an Ecological Civilization Conference
JUNE 4 - 7, 2015
Living Wisdom Concert Series:Music to Nourish the Soul with
Yuval Ron Ensemble at the Philosophical Research Society, Los Angeles
http://www.uprs.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Living_Wisdom_Series3.pdf APRIL 26th. '15 flyer
http://www.uprs.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Living_Wisdom_Series4.pdf MAY 17th '15 flyer
Yuval Ron -
Divine Attunement Concert
September 18, 2014 7.30 pm
Hollywood Vedanta Temple
1946 Vedanta Place, Hollywood
4th Conversation: Pluralism and Spiritual But Not Religious Movement
Loyola Marymount University
in collaboration with All Paths Divinity School online seminary
SCCPWR presented at
NAIN 2017, 2016, 2015,
2014 in Detroit
& at NAIN 2013 in Toronto, Canada.
What the Community is Saying About SCCPWR
"If all religions make the betterment of humanity their main concern, then they can easily work together in harmony for world peace. Interfaith understanding will bring about the unity necessary for all religions to work together"
- His Holiness The Dalai Lama
"Seeds of Peace was a wonderful event! Hundreds of people were able to gather and cross pollinate ideas at All Saints..."
Rev. Ed Bacon
All Saints Church
SCCPWR BOARD MEMBERS
& Emeritus Board Members
Swami Atmattwananda, Eli Lester, Rev. Paul Nugent, Rev. Shayna Lester, Laura
Ava-Tesimale, Ruth Broyde Sharone, Debrah Friedland van Zyl, Andre van Zijl,
Jasmine Hailey, John Ishvaradas Abdullah, Linda Groff and
Below L - Doris Davis (front)and Simran Kaur (middle back row)
SCCPWR Highlights from the Parliament in
Salt Lake City 2015
2020 UPCOMING EVENTS
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SCCPWR Highlights from the Parliament in Toronto November 2018
PARLIAMENT OF WORLD RELIGION
SEEDS OF PEACE
SCCPWR CONTINUES THE TRADITION OF THE GLOBAL PARLIAMENT
PROVIDING INNOVATIVE, MEANINGFUL ENCOUNTERS FOR PEOPLE OF ALL FAITHS
Seeds of Peace TESTIMONIALS
SCCPWR RECEIVES AWARD FROM
CITY OF LOS ANGELES MAYOR GARCETTI
presented at Seeds of Peace 2014
VIDEO -Latino-Yankee Interfaith Celebration 2013
"Excellent, stimulating, and inspiring Seeds of Peace conference. The church was filled with fabulous leaders. Kudos to you and your team."
"Congratulations on Seeds of Peace, an exceptional interfaith event with all the spirit, the goodwill, the eager anticipation
and engagement that has marked the best of Parliament
ventures over the years."
Rev. Bill Lesher
Former Board Chairman,
Parliament of the World's Religions
August 2014, Detroit
attended by SCCPWR board members:
Swami Atmatatwananda, Rev. Paul Nugent. Ruth Broyde Sharone, Debrah Daya Friedland VanZyl, John Ishvaradas Abdallah. Photo below.
SCCPWR presented a workshop
"Conversations on Pluralism - Spiritual but Not Religious"
"I think what was most special in creating the day’s success is the loving friendship which you all share and bring to these occasions."
Rev. Paul E. Nugent
2013 Seeds of Event,
author and spiritual teacher
Marianne Williamson (center)
receives interfaith award from
Joseph Prabhu (l) and
Ruth Broyde Sharone (r).
Photo by Gerry Goodman
Members of the SCCPWR board,
Emeriti and friends at the
2013 SEEDS OF PEACE Conference, held at All Saints Church, Pasadena
From front L: Jamila Nash, Farrah Kahn, Linda Grof, Debrah Friedland vanZyl, Anthony Manousas,
Ruth Broyde Sharone, Ian McIlraith, Paul Nugent Back row L: Swami Atmattatwananda, Thomas Hedberg,
Joseph Prabhu, Laura Ava Tesimale, Jasmine Hailey