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The Guibord Center Annual Dinner to Feature Premiere of 
Animals, Faith and Compassion Film.

Posted: 24 April 2018

Documentary Produced for Animal Defenders International Features
Two Dozen L.A. Faith Leaders Speaking on Behalf of Animals and Music by Moby

On Thursday, April 26, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, The Guibord Center will present its Annual Fundraising Dinner at St. John’s Cathedral, 514 West Adams Boulevard, Los Angeles. This year’s event will include the exclusive premiere of Animals, Faith and Compassion, a 12-minute film the Center created for use by Animal Defenders International in its advocacy for humane treatment of animals. Filmed at 12 sacred sites across Los Angeles, the film highlights two dozen leaders from faiths including Brahma Kumaris, Christianity, Indigenous Spirituality, Islam and Judaism. The documentary was directed by award-winning filmmaker Jennifer Jessum and includes music by Grammy Award–winning performer Moby.

The Rev. Dr. Gwynne Guibord, Founder and President of The Guibord Center, recognized that the voice of faith is largely missing from the conversation about animals and their treatment, and decided to change that. In 2017, she committed to the film project to raise public awareness and enable Animal Defenders International to bring the faith perspective to their work.

Notable attendees will include:

  • The Rev. Dr. Gwynne Guibord, Founder and President, The Guibord Center

  • Dr. Lo Sprague, Vice President, The Guibord Center and Executive Producer, Animals, Faith and Compassion

  • Jan Creamer, co-founder, CEO and President, Animal Defenders International

  • Tim Phillips, co-founder and Vice President, Animal Defenders International

  • Jennifer Jessum, Director, Animals, Faith and Compassion

  • Leaders from various Southern California faith communities

For event information and RSVPs, contact Daryn Kobata (, 626.394.4220) or Dr. Lo Sprague (, 323.309.4062). For further information about ADI, contact Lesley McCave, Communications Director (, 323.935.2234).


Guibord Center: Daryn Kobata | 626.394.4220 |

ADI: Lesley McCave | 323.935.2234 |

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