Tuesday, October 12, 2010

ISLAM 101 comes to All Saints Church

A message from All Saints' Rector, Ed Bacon:

To be religious in the 21st century is to be interreligious – and to be faithfully interreligious is to seek greater understanding about other faiths. Join me in learning more about Islam’s core values of peace, justice and compassion as we begin the Islam 101 adventure together Tuesday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Forum” -- Ed Bacon
All Saints Church has an ongoing commitment to God’s agenda of peace through true community -- and one of the ways we live out that commitment is through interfaith education, dialogue and collaboration. I would like for you to join me this Tuesday, October 12 at 7 p.m. in welcoming Dr. Laila Al-marayati to the All Saints Forum as the first speaker in our exciting Islam 101 series. Tuesday’s opening event will be followed by other great Muslims scholars, including Dr. Maher Hathout and Jihad Turk.

Dr. Al-marayati is a Palestinian-American physician, an Islamic activist and former presidential appointee to the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, where she served for two years after being appointed by President Bill Clinton. She is a person of a profound faith whom I admire tremendously. She certainly has much to offer us, not only in terms of how she uses the Koran in her daily life but also on how she applies its teaching in a way that is both inspirational and transformative.

Do not miss this important opportunity to study Islam as a religion of peace, justice and compassion. For more information contact Abel Lopez at 626.583.2748.

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