How often do we hear people making accusations or sweeping generalizations about Islam?
How often do we wonder if the people speaking really know what they are talking about?
This forum is for the purpose of helping people get to know the Muslims in their midst. Amidst the Islamophobia in recent years, we often miss out on meeting or genuinely interacting with the Muslims who are our neighbors and colleagues. They are our doctors, engineers, store owners, public servants, and most of all—our neighbors. Some of them were born here, some of them converted, and others came here to the U.S. to make it their home. Here is an opportunity, especially for those who are a little skeptical and maybe a little unsure, to meet our Muslim neighbors and hear about their faith, their beliefs, their lives—directly from them, and not from biased news sources, or from people with an axe to grind.
All questions are welcome. But we require that you speak with civility, respect, and avoid any adversarial behavior. Come meet our Muslim Neighbors.
Thanks to the parish of the Holy Nativity Episcopal Church in Westchester, we are able to offer the inaugural event in what we hope will become a series to be shared at different venues, where people would most like to hear from their Muslim Neighbors.
Join us for a panel discussion and presentation, featuring several Muslim Americans from different walks of life, professions, ages, and genders. Light refreshments to follow.
Date and Time: Sunday, August 26th, at 4:00 PM
Address: 6700 W. 83rd Street, Los Angeles (Westchester), CA 90045
RSVPs are requested, so we can gauge the space and food requirements: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/our-muslim-neighbors-tickets-48853132033
Sponsored by the Institute for Religious Tolerance, Peace and Justice
Hosted by the Holy Nativity Episcopal Church