Annual LMU Interfaith Forum: "Religious Responses to COVID-19"

Los Angeles is at once the largest Catholic archdiocese in the United States, and the most religiously diverse city in the world. It has the second largest Jewish population in America (after New York City), and one of the largest Muslim populations. 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.

The Martin Gang Institute for Intergroup Relations and the Center for Religion and Spirituality invite you to this interfaith dialogue public forum on Facebook. 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 Southland. These presentations will be include a public Q&A on the comment board. A similar forum will be conducted in Spanish on May 27.

Rabbi Mark Diamond, Senior Lecturer in Jewish Studies at LMU and former executive vice president of the Board of Rabbis of Southern California
Dr. Amir Hussain, Professor of Theological Studies at LMU, and an author and scholar of Islam
Dr. Kim Harris, Assistant Professor of Theological Studies at LMU and an author and scholar of liturgy
Dr. John Sebastian, Moderator, Vice President for Mission and Ministry at LMU and Professor of English

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. Click here to access this document. Please note that this is required reading for all students in LMU programs.

To Participate
This event is free and open to the public via the Center's Facebook page (click here to be redirected). Please "like" the page to recieve notices and updates. For additional information, please contact the Center at

Tuesday, May 26 at 7:00pm to 8:15pm