“God does not belong to any religion. All religions belong to God.” — Dr. Maher Hathout
Sad news from our friends at MPAC (Muslim Public Affairs Council): “Last night, the world lost a pioneer, visionary and a leader of the American Muslim community. Dr. Maher Hathout (1936-2015) was a leader for Islam and for humanity, a voice for the voiceless, a patriot, a poet, a physician, a friend and a family man. He made an indelible impression on everyone he met.”
All Saints Church joins all those across our interfaith family mourning the passing of this true giant of peace, justice and interfaith solidarity.
For more information on the work and witness of Dr. Hathout visit the MPAC blogsite. And as we pray for comfort for his family and community in their grief, may we continue to be inspired by his commitment to “the God who belongs to no religion” to live our lives in alignment with God’s values of love, justice and compassion.
View Dr. Hathout’s 2011 sermon at All Saints Church here.
View a video of the memorial service held on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall, Saturday, January 10 for Dr. Hathout here.