Sunday, October 11th
Our Rector’s Forum speaker will be Edina Lekovic — Public Affairs Consultant to MPAC (Muslim Public Affairs Council) — who will update us on the impact of the increasing tide of Islamophobia in our nation and explore what we can do as allies to support our Muslim brothers and sisters in these challenging times.
A long time friend of All Saints Church, Edina was recently named one of L.A.’s 10 Most Influential Women by Los Angeles Magazine. In an interview in response to that honor, Edina described her role at MPAC as “helping to explain, decode and humanize the Muslim experience, especially in the state of such an onslaught of bad news coming from people who follow our faith.” A gifted communicator, there is no one better than Edina to guide us in reflection and conversation about the very real threat of Islamophobia — not only to Muslim Americans but to the democratic ideals of religious pluralism.
Edina will also share her experience of the Women’s Mosque of America, the first women-only mosque in the U.S., established here in L.A.
“It’s intended to complement other mosques, not compete with them. So if we’re doing our job right, we’re empowering women through religious knowledge and spiritual connection, and also empowering them with skills and confidence so they can also participate in their co-ed mosques and hopefully take on leadership positions.”
Join us Sunday, October 11th at 10:15 a.m. in the Rector’s Forum for this important and timely opportunity to learn from one of the 10 Most Influential Women in Los Angeles — and our friend — Edina Lekovic.