Fwd: ISNA President to Join Interfaith Community in DC Prayer Service for Victims of Tragic Tucson, Arizona Shooting

chevreh - 

i don't forward all the emails I receive from the ISNA listserve, but we're (at RTI) talking about the perceived absence of publuic statements from within the American Muslim community denouncing acts of violence by extremists of all stripes.  

this is only one of the very strong condemnations, and demonstrates the hope from within the ISNA to be recognized as American Muslims, instead of being lumped in with terrorists, (or condemned for the  perceived absence of public response and censure), as many casually do.

kol tuv,
menachem

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From: ISNA Press Release <bounce@isna.com>
Date: Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 11:28 AM
Subject: ISNA President to Join Interfaith Community in DC Prayer Service for Victims of Tragic Tucson, Arizona Shooting
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

The Islamic Society of North President to Join Interfaith Community in DC Prayer Service for Victims of Tragic Tucson, Arizona Shooting


Source: ISNA
 
(Plainfield, IN Jan 12, 2011)  Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)

President Imam Mohamed Magid will join members of The InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington to hold an interfaith prayer service on Capitol Hill tomorrow, Thurs Jan 13, for the victims of the tragic Tucson, Arizona shooting last weekend. 

 

The InterFaith Conference (IFC) brings together eleven faith communities in the national Capital area -- Baha'i, Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, Jain, Jewish, Latter-day Saints, Protestant, Roman Catholic, Sikh and Zoroastrian - to build networks of understanding between faiths and develop a just community. 

 

In addition to serving as Director for the All Dulles Area Muslim Society in Sterling, VA, Imam Magid is also the Muslim Vice President for IFC.  "The American Muslim community is deeply saddened by the tragedy that occurred last weekend and sends heartfelt condolences to all those affected.  We hope that by coming together in prayer this Thursday, the interfaith community in the DC area will be able to join in the healing process together," said Imam Magid.

 

The service will take place tomorrow, Thursday Jan 13th, from 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation (212 E. Capital St. NE, Washington DC 20003). 
 

Rev. Conrad Braaten, Pastor of the host church, will welcome the congregation, with Rev. Dr. E. Gail Anderson Holness, President of the InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington, leading the service.  Imam Magid will join interfaith leaders in additional prayers during the service. 

 

  
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