"Promoting Respect and Understanding for the Intergity of Each Other's
Beliefs, Cultures and Traditions."
Welcome to the Interfaith
Council of Garden Grove, Stanton and Westminster. Our common goal is the improvement of our communities, we seek to promote respect and understanding among our diverse faith communities through interfaith education, programs and activities. The Interfaith Council and the Garden
Grove Police Department have
for many years.
On behalf of the Garden Grove City Council and the residents of our community,
I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincerest support of the
Interfaith Council of Garden
Grove, Stanton and Westminster. I would also like to take this moment to recognize
some of their
many wonderful contributions to the Garden Grove community and surrounding cities.
Garden Grove is a community rich in cultural heritage, faith and diversity. With
this, comes the desire to share and celebrate individual customs, traditions,
and beliefs with others.
The Interfaith Council has gone far to bridge the gaps necessary to bring people
together through their
message of unity, respect, and acceptance of others.
The manner in which the council provides a forum for open discussion works to
enhance tolerance between our many cultures. By promoting acceptance and charity
toward one another,
they create an atmosphere that enables Garden Grove to be the safe and friendly
city that it
The Interfaith Council of Garden Grove, Stanton and Westminster is an inspiration
to many, and we are truly appreciative of their many valuable contributions to
Wishing you all the best,
William J. Dalton
Mayor, City of Garden Grove
What we are about...
The Interfaith council builds
relationships across faith communities in the pursuit of justice and to build
the common good. We act to strengthen family
and community in solidarity with others across lines of race, class and religion.
diverse towns and cities, interfaith structures are an increasingly important
force for social cohesion
and inclusion because of the way they link and promote good relations between
the faith communities.
Local authorities are beginning to recognize this and to explore potential
partnerships and some interfaith groups are moving toward a more
representative formal role. It is clear that there is an increasing
need for the
development of interfaith structures at a local level which can
engage the local authorities and other public bodies in their area,
maintaining interfaith activity directed at increasing mutual understanding and respect between individual members
of different fatihs.
The Interfaith Council of Garden Grove, Stanton and Westminster gather
the third Thursday of each month at the Garden Grove Community Center
11300 Stanford Ave., Garden Grove, CA - from 12:00 to 1:30 pm.
President: Fr. Brendan Manson
Vice President: Reverend Douglas Johnstone
Secretary: Barbara George
Recording Secretary: Mark Erickson
Treasurer: Monica Nguyen
Website: Ven. Kusala Bhikshu