Join Jon Dephouse and Jihad Turk this Sunday, March 12th at 10am at the Writers Boot Camp for an interfaith conversation on love, solidarity, and the role of faith in becoming better human beings.

Jihad Turk has dedicated himself to improving the relations between the Muslim community and other faith traditions here in Southern California.

Having been born to a Muslim-Palestinian father and a Christian-American mother in Phoenix Arizona, Jihad spent his college years traveling the Muslim world and exploring his roots and the Islamic tradition. He spent time in both the Islamic University of Medina where he studied Arabic and Islamic Studies and to Iran where he studied Farsi at the University of Tehran and in Qum. He completed his undergraduate study at the University of California, Berkeley where he received his B.A. degree in History and Arabic.

Jihad has served as the Religious Director at the Islamic Center of Southern California from 2005 - 2012. He is currently the President and Dean of Bayan Claremont, a division of the Claremont School of Theology.


Check out this recent article featuring Jihad: