(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.