It's neither the embodiment of a "rabbi, imam and Christian pastor walk into a [insert place]" joke, nor another example of one of today's too frequent clashes of cultures and religions that the Islamic Institute of Orange County is presenting Sunday. Instead, it's a rare opportunity to witness teachers from the Jewish, Muslim and Christians faiths come together to respectfully share their views on life's biggest subject.
"The Purpose of Life" is discussed that day by Rabbi Frank Stern, president of the Orange County Interfaith Network, the Rev. Brian Scott Harper, pastor of Local PEACE/Missions at Saddleback Church; and Shaykh Yassir Fazaga, religious leader of the Orange County Islamic Foundation in Mission Viejo. The free event is scheduled to run from 2 to 4 p.m. at the institute, 1220 N. State College Blvd., Anaheim.
To hold you over until then, here is Fazaga in a 2007 "Ask a Muslim" segment on KROQ's Kevin and Bean Show (Gustavo should be so proud.):
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