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Faith, Culture, & Community

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The Importance of Community

Los Angeles County is a vibrant tapestry of cultures and faiths, where people from all corners of the world come together, making it one of the most diverse regions in the United States. Join us as we celebrate and honor that diversity in a variety of library programs.

Community Care Conversations

LA County Library hosted a series of interfaith conversations to encourage a broader understanding of the faith-based organizations that provide care and service to our communities.

The Purpose of Service
October 11, 2023
In the first event in our four-part series of interfaith conversations exploring the ways faith traditions and service organizations encourage soulful wellbeing in our communities,  panelists explored the purpose of service.
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Who We Are
October 19, 2023
The second event in a four-part series of interfaith conversations exploring the ways faith traditions and service organizations encourage soulful wellbeing in our communities. This talk is titled “Who We Are,” and is about the people who do community service, through religious work or library work. Our organizations are made up of a diverse group of individuals, and while not everyone has the same backstory there are common qualities that call a person to community service. Joining the conversation this week are Rabbi Heather Miller, Najeeba Syeed, and Roy Twobears Delarosa.
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Putting It Into Practice
October 26, 2023
The third event in a four-part series of interfaith conversations exploring the ways faith traditions and service organizations encourage soulful wellbeing in our communities. This conversation, “Putting It Into Practice,” focuses on the techniques and resources used in our organizations to deliver support or inspiration to members of our communities. How do service providers and religious leaders determine what communities and individuals need to thrive, and what methods are used in providing care? Joining the conversation this week are Rabbi Heather Miller and Nirinjan Singh Khalsa.
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Community in Shared Space
November 2, 2023
The final event in our series of interfaith conversations exploring the ways faith traditions and service organizations encourage soulful wellbeing in our communities. This week, panelists explore the role of shared gathering space. For adults.
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