Americans United for Separation of Church and State Orange County Chapter
AU-OC Presents: Rev. Sarah Halverson-Cano and Hussam Ayloush
In Conversation on Religion & State
Hussam Ayloush has been a lifelong human rights and democracy activist. He has been the Executive Director of the Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) since 1998.
Through his work at CAIR, Hussam engages elected officials, law enforcement, media, and the public to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice. As an expert on American Muslim issues, Hussam regularly appears on local, national and international media; and frequently speaks at schools, Islamic centers, churches, conferences, and universities.
Rev. Sarah Halverson-Cano is the senior Pastor at Irvine United Congregational Church. She is a well-known and well-respected leader in the local religious community. For six years, she served on the board of the Southern California ACLU. For several years, she served on the board of Progressive Christians Uniting and The Center for Progressive Christianity. She chaired the Orange County Chapter of Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE) for nearly a decade, sat on the CLUE California Board, and continues to serve on the board of CLUE. She has served on the board of the Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council from 2006-present. She has long been an LGBTQ activist and advocate for social justice.
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