We come together to promote respect, understanding and appreciation for the integrity of each others beliefs, cultures, and traditions, through interfaith dialogue, education, and activities.
IYCOC ” It’s Up to Them”
Civic Engagement: IYCOC
IYCOC Youth Leadership Board Meeting for the month of November was held at the Sikh Center of Orange County. The Board meets at a different house of worship each month to learn about each others faith traditions and customs. For November, all council members were taken on a guided tour of the Gurudwara, ( Langar, Classrooms, Prayer Room) by a Sikh member, and were given an explanation of Sikh customs and traditions.
IYCOC Board of Directors & Advisory Council
The Interfaith Youth Council of Orange County was established as an outgrowth of the successful Interfaith Youth Forum. It was evident from enthusiastic forum discussions that young people are seeking bonds with youth who represent faith and cultural traditions unlike their own. Comprised of interfaith leaders from throughout Orange county, an adult Board of Directors was established to guide and help young adults plan a variety of activities that encourage interfaith understanding, respect and civility. In 2010 an organizational change was made so that youth council could reach out to include cities and high-school-age teens throughout the county. The governing nonprofit entity for the youth council is now New Vision partners.
IYCOC 2018-2019 Elected Officers
President: Nazanin Iranzamini, Zoroastrian
Vice-President: Daniel Clark, LDS & Esha Kaur, Sikh
Treasure: Mohamed Elaskary, Muslim
Secretary: Pria Chawla, Sikh