Executive Director of the Southcoast Interfaith Council of Long Beach California and a winner of Character Counts Award.
Milia Islam-Majeed is the daughter of immigrant parents who migrated here in 1986 from Bangladesh. She has since then lived in the United States spending most of her childhood and adolescence in a small Midwestern town of Fulton, Missouri. She obtained her undergraduate degree in World Religions and Psychology from Westminster College in Missouri and thereafter moved to Boston, MA for her graduate work. She is a 2004 graduate of Harvard Divinity School where she earned her Masters in Theological Studies of the World Religions.
Milia’s passion and commitment to interfaith work has been existent and illustrated throughout her personal, academic and professional life and she is now serving as the Executive Director of the South Coast Interfaith Council (SCIC), an association of more than 140 churches, synagogues, mosques and more that promotes mutual understanding, respect, appreciation and cooperation among people of all faiths and cultures. SCIC, based in Long Beach, CA, works with congregations and programs throughout the South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach area of Los Angeles and West Orange counties, encompassing some 35 cities and approximately 1.8 million people.
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