Carolfrances Likins, Ani Zonneveld, Devorah Brous, Art Cribbs
Saturday, 7:15 p.m.
A Muslim, a Jew, and a Christian will speak of the values lifted up by their faith traditions what propel them to work for justice and for peace.
Carolfrances Likins is a board member of the ICUJP, a retired elementary teacher, and screenwriter.
Ani Zonneveld is an Malysian-born activist and musician. She is the founder and president of Muslims for Progressive Values (MPV), a faith-based, grassroots, international human rights organization that embodies and advocates for the traditional Qur’anic values of social justice and equality for all, for the 21st Century. Since its inception, Ani has presided over MPV’s expansion to include chapters and affiliates in 12 countries and 19 cities. She has organized numerous interfaith arts and music festivals, and is a strong supporter of freedom of expression and of conscience, women’s rights and, as an ally, LGBTQ rights.
Devorah Brous is an urban farmer and seasoned community organizer. She served as the founding Executive Director of Netiya – advancing multi-faith stewardship – over the past seven years. Devorah immigrated to Israel/Palestine and organized on the front lines as the Founding Executive Director of Bustan (orchard), an 8-winning Jewish/Bedouin civil rights and environmental justice NGO. She has two Masters degrees. She is also a UC Master Gardener, a certified composter, and a bio-intensive grower with a certificate in Permaculture design. Devorah leads monthly newMOON and FULLmoon women’s circles and believes in the power of the land to grow equity and health, and to bring us all together.
The Rev. Dr. Art Cribbs was, till his recent retirement, the executive director of Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, a statewide faith-based organization, that advocates for workers and immigrant rights, quality education, and health care. He was president of the Ecumenical Council of San Diego County and president of Pacific Media Ministry, a television production company that produced local and network programs. As a former executive with the international ministries of the United Church of Christ, Dr. Cribbs traveled to more than 20 countries, itinerated and accompanied global partners who visited the United States.