Imam Mahmoud Soliman has served as the religious leader of the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix (ICCP) since 2002. Imam Soliman has extensive experience as a religious leader, and since assuming his position at ICCP, he has provided various educational and community outreach programs, and he is active in interfaith dialogues with various churches . Imam Soliman is a member of the Arizona Imams Council and provides religious advice to other Imams across the U.S. on Islamic issues.
Imam Soliman is an Al-Azhar University graduate and has a Masters Degree in Prophetic Traditions. Imam Soliman is a specialist in the sciences of Prophetic Traditions, he has memorized many the entire text of the Quran as well as hundreds of Prophetic sayings and teachings, and he is an expert in Quran interpretation.
Karolyn Benger is the Executive Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council, an organization committed to fostering education, dialogue, and advocacy within and outside of the Jewish community and to strengthening our collective voices for justice and humanitarian purposes. She is a graduate of Emory University with a degree in Political Science and a specialization in the Middle East. She has taught at Emory University, Georgia Tech, and Emerson College. Ms. Benger is a published author and regularly speaks on Democratization in the Middle East, Social Movements, Women in Islam, and Islamist organizations. Her non-academic publications can be found with Kveller, North Shore Children and Families, Times of Israel, and Binah.
Kevin Larter was recently a youth pastor for 11 years, and now is the Pastor of the Central Leadership Institute Residency Program, Central Christian Church. He is married to Holly Larter and they have been foster parents for six years. In that time they have had 15 children in their care. Two of them they have adopted: Trejohn (3) and Abigail (3).
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Bio & photo coming.
Will feature the following speakers:
Jay Tibshraeny, City of Chandler
John Giles, City of Mesa
W.J. “Jim” Lane, City of Scottsdale
Gail Barney, Town of Queen Creek
Jeff Serdy, City of Apache Junction
Linda Kavanagh, Town of Fountain Hills
Michael Collins, Town of Paradise Valley
Jenn Daniels, Town of Gilbert
Vincent Francia, Town of Cave Creek
Mark Mitchell, City of Tempe
Mesa Chamber of Commerce
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