Saturday, January 13th @ 9:00am

Los Angeles Southwest College
1600 West Imperial Highway
Los Angeles, CA 90047

Master of Ceremony:
John Salley- 100.3 The Beat

Special Guest:
David L. Wholper

 

The Multi-Faith Prayer Breakfast, a segment of Community Day, was birthed as a result of a need to bring about healing to our communities through clergy and community leaders. In the past, the Community Day Prayer Breakfast was attended largely by Christians, which represented in part the diversity and complexity of the community.

The Prayer Breakfast doors needed to be opened to a larger audience. It was the input of Sheriff Leroy D. Baca in his genius that has helped us to open the door of the Clergy Breakfast in order to bring it to a Multi-Faith level. The ideas of Sheriff Baca have proven to be the best things ever in building unity throughout the County of Los Angeles. We shall continue on this effort, which has been the catalyst that is bringing people together from all walks of life. A special Thank you to our Sheriff.

On September 11, 2001, the United States was hit with the most horrific terrorist attack in its history. Thousands of people lost their lives; families across this nation were devastated by its effect. The need to unite and come together was even greater. Everyone was being judged. People were being attacked for no reason other than they appeared to be of Middle Eastern descent. Fear had set in the hearts of the people. Something needed to be done openly and from a united front; therefore, the expanding of the Community Day vision has encompassed the Multi-Faith Prayer Breakfast.

 
Through the joint efforts of Sheriff Leroy D. Baca, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Multi-Faith Clergy Councils and the Helping Our People Excel for Life Foundation (H.O.P.E. for Life Foundation), we hosted several Multi-Faith Prayer Breakfast. This event is attended by representatives from all religious sects: Jewish, Muslim, Sikhs, Buddhists, Christians, Scientology, and others. Each group laid aside their personal beliefs and focused on the task at hand—unity.

The goal of the Multi-Faith Prayer Breakfast is to strengthen and unite all people regardless of race, color, creed or religion.