Annual LMU Interfaith Forum in Las Vegas: "Caring for the Stranger"


As one of the oldest Catholic institutions of higher learning in Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University maintains an institutional commitment to interfaith dialogue, especially between Christians, Jews, and Muslims.

With support from the Martin Gang Institute for Intergroup Relations, the Center for Religion and Spirituality invites you to this interfaith dialogue public forum. A panel of representatives of the Catholic, Jewish, and Muslim communities will talk about their own tradition’s relationship to God, as well as the challenges and opportunities interfaith encounters present those working in pastoral ministry throughout the Diocese of Las Vegas. These presentations will be followed by a public Q&A and discussion. 

A simultaneous forum will be conducted in Spanish at the same location.  A joint reception (with food that is respectful of the dietary traditions of the three religions) will follow.


  • Rabbi Benjamin Katz, Temple Beth Sholom
  • Prof. Amir Hussain, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
  • Mr. Steve Schmitt, Sr. Vice President and COO, Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada
  • Moderator:  Ms. Connie Clough, Faith Formation Director, Diocese of Las Vegas

Before coming to the Forum, we ask you to read Nostra Aetate, a short but significant Vatican II document on the relation of the Catholic Church to non-Christian religions.  Complimentary printed copies of this document will be distributed on May 1.

7 p.m. – Introductions, panel presentations
8 p.m. – Break
8:15 p.m. – Dialogue, Q&A
9:15 p.m. – Tour of Temple and joint reception for both sessions

To Attend
Free and open to the public; RSVP is requested (click Regster button).  For additional information, please contact the Center at 310-338-2799 or email

Wednesday, May 1 at 7:00pm to 9:30pm

Temple Beth Sholom 10700 Havenwood Ln, Las Vegas, NV 89135

Event Registration Required

This event requires registration.