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WHAT IS THE SCIC?

The SCIC is the oldest and largest interfaith council in Southern California. In 1953 the council was first established as an ecumenical council – meaning that it was an organization comprised of only churches representing the various denominations of the Christian faith. But in 2004, with a historical vote made by the community, the council changed from ecumenical one to an interfaith council. The SCIC now has an association of more than 140 faith communities and organizations, encompassing over 35 cities and serving approximately 1.8 million people.

We continue, today, to pride ourselves in creating communities of compassion among people of different faith and cultures. Continue Reading

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South Coast Interfaith Council

759 Linden Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90813
Phone: (562) 983-1665

Email: info@scinterfaith.org
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9am-4pm

Leadership

SCIC Leadership

Board of Directors – 2016

President-
Ed Green, Temple Israel, Long Beach

President Elect-
Rini Ghosh, International Vedanta Hindu Society

Vice President
John Pulvino, St. Cyprian Catholic, Long Beach

Secretary
Lietta Wagner, Los Altos UMC

Treasurer
Patti Heckman, SGI Buddhist Community, Torrance

DIRECTIORS-AT-LARGE

Class of 2016
Imam Ameen Omar, Masjid Al Shareef Long Beach
John Pulvino, St. Cyprian Catholic Long Beach
Dr. Anthony Lee, Baha’i Community Manhattan Beach
Elena Meloni, New Star Family Center
Rob Robbins, Greater Open Door COGIC
Deborah Sanchez, Barbareno Chumash – Native American
Judy Gilliland, So. Cal Public Affairs Council – LDS Community
Marilyn Russell Bittle, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Long Beach

Class of 2017
Jerlene Tatum, Long Beach Christian Fellowship
Mohammad Khan, King Fahad Mosque, Culver City
Maneck Bhujwala, Zoorastrian Community
Mitra Rahnema, Unitarian Universalist Church, Long Beach
Bernie Hindman, St. Peter’s By The Sea Presbyterian Church, Rancho Palos Verdes

Class of 2018
Steve Nassser Bunker, Islamic Center of the South Bay, Lomita
Jim Greer, Church of Latter-Day Saints, Long Beach
Rabbi Howard Laibson, Congregation Shir Chadash, Long Beach
Richard Brehove, St. Margaret Mary, Lomita
Rev. Scott Fritz, Trinity Lutheran Church, Long Beach
Joanne Jennings, First Congregational Church, Long Beach

STAFF
Executive Director
Milia Islam-Majeed

Administrative Assistant
Adriane Carton