Interfaith Action faculty member Imam Mahmoud Harmoush of Claremont Lincoln University, a frequent speaker on Middle East affairs and Religious Director of the Islamic Center of Yorba Linda, California, addressed circumstances in Syria at a recent presentation hosted by the Council of Murrieta & Temecula Valley, an organization he co-chairs.
He joined Dr. Jeremiah Bowden of Claremont Graduate University in a panel discussion, “The Syrian Crisis,” addressing how conflicts there relate to world peace. Born and raised in Syria, Harmoush earned a B.S. in Economics from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, an M.A. in Islamic Leadership from Bayan Claremont, and a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies and Second Language Acquisition from Mountain State University in West Virginia.
The Interfaith Council is a nonprofit group that works to unite the diverse religious communities of Southwest Riverside County. Open to people of all faiths, it seeks to promote interfaith cooperation and end religiously motivated prejudice. The Oct. 22 presentation took place at the Temecula Public Library.