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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

Mission

SCIC Leadership

Mission

It is the Mission of the South Coast Interfaith Council to promote mutual understanding, respect, appreciation and cooperation among people of faith in the Greater South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach-West Orange County area by extending hospitality, fostering community, offering educational opportunities, providing moral leadership, sharing in service, serving the youth and working for justice.

Vision & Values

The South Coast Interfaith Council is committed to:

  • Promoting mutual understanding, appreciation, and respect among the region’s diverse religions and cultures;
  • Providing opportunities for conversation, partnership, education, hospitality and celebration among its members;
  • Respecting each other’s religious observances and, where appropriate, sharing together in common prayer;
  • Pursuing common goals that build unity among people of faith in communities we serve;
  • Providing moral leadership on mutually agreed-upon issues;
  • Providing and advocating for poor, hungry, homeless and other marginalized people;
  • Fostering peace, compassion, kindness, openness and trust; and
  • Encouraging the communities we serve to embrace these values.

Amended at Annual Assembly March 22, 2012