The full-length video covering the event can be found by clicking here!

(Note that the video will open in YouTube.)

#InterfaithMarchLA Sunday, April 2, 2017.

Dr. Arik Greenberg asks, “Will you march for peace?” (click to view video)

Click here to see photos on the Facebook event page.

In the Path of Abraham: An Interfaith March on March 6, 2016.

Please click here for more information and photos. More photos here on FB.

Search #interfaithmarchla for photos and video from the community!

“Worthless is the religious devotion that

causes people to be crushed against their will.”

— St Crispina, African Christian martyr,

beheaded Dec. 5, 304 CE.

The Institute for Religious Tolerance, Peace and Justice was founded to promote religious tolerance, coexistence, and interfaith dialogue. By promoting interfaith dialogue and universal respect for different faiths, we seek to minimize the conflicts that are shaped by religion and that employ religion as their excuse. We seek to disarm the religious intolerance that is often the cause and underlying root of oppression and warfare.

Through a variety of innovative methods, we seek to educate and excite the general public about the diversity of religious beliefs found worldwide. The goal of our educational efforts is to combat religious oppression, intolerance and violence by highlighting the commonalities shared by all peoples as a stepping stone to the peacemaking process. By tackling religious intolerance as the root problem of many of our modern difficulties, we will be better able to handle them.

We seek to have far reaching and long lasting effects in helping the world to mature to a more peaceable, tolerant and just place.

Founded in 2011, the Institute is a non-profit organization, incorporated in California under state and federal non-profit laws.  We are fully tax exempt, under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and under section 23701d of the California tax code (for more information see Contribute to our work).

Mission Statement

To promote religious tolerance, interfaith dialogue, and education about religions of the world as a pathway to world peace.

Statement of Beliefs

We have no standard set of beliefs required of our supporters. However, all of us, by volitionally electing to participate in this initiative, tacitly subscribe to a common set of fundamental assumptions, such as the fact that all people have an equal right to liberty, justice and peace; and that religious tolerance is crucial to the establishment of peace and justice.

We uphold each person’s right to choose their religious beliefs, and affirm that no one has the right to force religious, spiritual or philosophical beliefs upon any other person, either by physical force, or by any other means, such as social, economic, psychological, or political coercion. The right to free expression of worship, or the lack thereof, is an individual right, so long as such free expression does not hinder the mutual freedom of others.

Learn more

  • Our Objectives and rationale lays out why we were formed and what we aim to do.
  • Our History gives the background to the initiative and how it came to fruition.
  • Board of Directors provides information on the backgrounds of the Institute’s strategic and policy decision makers.
  • The profiles of our Staff members show the expertise that has been marshaled to execute the decisions of the Board.
  • Partnerships provides a succinct formulation of the Institute’s approach to on the ground networking.

Buy a T-shirt!

April 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on Buy a T-shirt!

Support the interfaith march by purchasing a T-shirt!

The 2017 march shirt is 100% cotton in a lovely, deep purple. Available sizes are Medium and Large. $15.00

The 2016 march shirt is a medium blue. Available sizes […]

  • Interfaith March 2017 flyer FINAL Front

Interfaith Solidarity March 2017

February 20th, 2017|Comments Off on Interfaith Solidarity March 2017

Letter of invitation to faith communities

Please join us on the second annual

Interfaith Solidarity March 2017

2017 March Basic Flyer

Dr. Greenberg asks, “Will you march for peace?” (click to view video)

Strengthening diversity, plurality, unity

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

1:00 PM […]

Events for November, 2016

November 5th, 2016|Comments Off on Events for November, 2016

Join Dr. Arik Greenberg and his LMU students for engaging tours and discussions at various houses of worship (visits are FREE*). These are the last group visits of the semester:

Sunday, Nov. 6th, 10:30 a.m. […]

Buddhist Puja 10/15; Panels and Discussions

October 7th, 2016|Comments Off on Buddhist Puja 10/15; Panels and Discussions

Interfaith Ambassador Field Trips! Join Dr. Arik Greenberg and his LMU students for engaging tours and discussions at various houses of worship (all events are FREE):

Saturday, October 15th, 7:30 pm Sri Lankan Buddhist ceremony “Kathina”, […]