CAIR-LA JOINS PRAYER BREAKFAST TO HONOR DR. KING
On Saturday, January 19, the Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) arranged for Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim member of Congress, to give a prayer and talk at the 8th Annual Multi-Faith Prayer Breakfast in Los Angeles.
At the event, hosted by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Clergy Council, Rep. Ellison spoke to more than 2,500 people of diverse faiths and backgrounds. Other guests included Rep. Maxine Waters, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, and many state representatives and city officials. Ellison spoke about voting, interfaith relations and Islam.
SEE ALSO: CAIR-LA CO-SPONSORS INTERFAITH CELEBRATION TO HONOR DR. KING
On Sunday, January 20, representatives of the Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) joined interfaith leaders in the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Interfaith Celebration at Gospel Memorial Church of God in Christ in Long Beach, CA.
Each participant read a portion of one of Dr. King’s soul-moving speeches. The keynote speaker was the dynamic Eisha Mason, Associate Regional Director AFSC Pacific Southwest and the host of “The Morning Review” on KPFK (90.7 FM). The theme was “The Courage to Love.”
The event was co-sponsored by the South Coast Interfaith Council, Long Beach Ministers Alliance, the Council on American-Islamic Relations-Greater Los Angeles Area, the Long Beach NAACP and others.