Wilshire Boulevard was designed to be the grand boulevard of Los Angeles. Major religions established congregations along the street, just outside of Downtown Los Angeles. The USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture toured the Wilshire Boulevard corridor with students to look at how historic institutions are adapting in today’s world.
The video captures tour stops at the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles, the Islamic Center of Southern California, Joohyang Presbyterian Church, Wilshire Boulevard Temple and Immanuel Presbyterian Church. These congregations each provide a unique perspective on religion in Los Angeles today.
This video is part of CRCC’s “Reimagining Religion: Stories of Religious Creativity in L.A.” series, part of the Religious Competition and Creative Innovation project. The project was made possible through the support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation. The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of the John Templeton Foundation.