Interfaith march to express solidarity



An Interfaith Solidarity March will take place Sun., Sept. 10 in the San Fernando Valley.

Organizers say the purpose of the march is for “mutual respect for all religions and all persons, regardless of their national origins, and the rejection of hate and bigotry, religious intolerance and anti-immigrant prejudice.”

The march will start at 2 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church on Ventura Boulevard and White Oak Avenue in Encino, and proceed to Temple Judea on Lindley Avenue north of Ventura Boulevard.

The march will go north on Lindley with brief stops along the way, ending at the Islamic Center of Reseda on Victory Boulevard.

Programs will take place at Our Lady of Grace and Temple Judea, concluding with an event and reception at the Islamic Center.

The event will end at 6 p.m. A bus will take marchers back to Our Lady of Grace.

The event will also recognize Days of Compassion, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti’s initiative to partner with people of faith to combat homelessness in Los Angeles.

The sponsors of the march are Institute for Religious Tolerance, Peace and Justice, Muslim Women Speakers, Temple Judea, Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Islamic Center of Reseda, the Sikh Coalition, Temple Beth Hillel, Rotary Club of Woodland Hills, Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Public Engagement and numerous other congregations, organizations and public officials.

For more information, email Soraya Deen at or Marsha Novak at or send an email to Arik Greenberg at