On Sunday, September 21, the 2nd Annual Building Our Community Through Interfaith Harmony was held. It is an evening of prayer and songs. The focus of this year's discussion was on “Justice, Peace & Faith” and the effort to bring different interfaith communities together.
One of the featured speakers was Yvonne Conway, the newly elected First Officer of the Orange County Local Council (OCLC) in Southern California. She said:
The request for a representative came a week and a half prior to the event. OCLC was having their September board meeting and I had just been elected their new first officer. The date for the event fell on a day when everyone already had Mabon plans with their coven. I did not wish to lose the opportunity for OCLC to get involved with local interfaith again so I volunteered to present ... We were asked to keep our presentations to 5 minutes. The topic was, "Peace, Justice, and Faith."
The "Building Our Community Through Interfaith Harmony" function was sponsored by Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council & Orange County Interfaith Network. This year's work was considered part of the preparations for the 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions gathering to be held on October 15-19 in Salt Lake City, Utah.