This past Memorial Day convened the long awaited, Reviving the Islamic Spirit conference in Long Beach, Calif. RIS is touted as the most well regarded and well attended Islamic conference in North America, with nearly 10,000 in attendance this year.
The event goers cut across all spectrums of Muslim society. Clerics and community leaders spoke while artists performed.
This year's theme revolved around building tolerance and relationships across all people, faith-based or non-faith based. Speakers called on those in attendance to rekindle their relationship with God.