The Guibord Center Panel to Feature Muslim Leaders Exploring True Meaning of Quran Texts on Women, Violence and Peace

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In a free public forum on Saturday, May 12, renowned Muslim leaders will discuss what the Quran really says about women, violence and peace, and will restore context to passages that have been misused to justify abuse of women and girls.

On Mother’s Day weekend, The Guibord Center will present The Real Story: The Holy Quran on Women, Violence and Peace. The panel will feature nationally recognized Muslim leaders, themselves mothers, discussing what the Quran really says, and doesn’t say, about women, violence and peace.

The forum will take place Saturday, May 12, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at First Congregational Church, 540 Commonwealth Ave., Los Angeles. The discussion will also be live streamed on The Guibord Center’s website and Facebook page. A reception will follow the in-person event.

“This event is a continuation of The Guibord Center’s initiative on Faith, Women and Violence,” said Dr. Gwynne Guibord, the center’s founder and president. “We began this program as a response to the incalculable harm and loss inflicted across the globe by violence against women and girls.”

“The initiative addresses the distortion and misuse of sacred texts by faiths, cultures and individuals who attempt to justify the demeaning and abuse of women and girls,” Dr. Guibord said. “We invite people everywhere to join us as we confront the misreading of scriptures from multiple faiths and restore their appropriate context.”


  • Dr. Laila Al-Marayati, physician, Islamic activist, and former presidential appointee to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom
  • Edina Lekovic, host, Meet the Moment podcast; co-founder, NewGround: A Muslim–Jewish Partnership for Change
  • The Rev. Dr Gwynne Guibord, Founder and President, The Guibord Center

For more information and to register, visit or contact Yolie Carrillo, 323.333.4664. The forum will be live streamed at

The Guibord Center – Religion Inside Out is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that invites people everywhere to “turn religion inside out”—to affirm and share in the values at the center of our many faith traditions, such as kindness, compassion, respect, humility, and concern for others. Begun in 2011, the Center works to confront the distorted views that people may hold about others’ beliefs through free public lectures and events. Learn more at

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