Last week, the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) hosted its Annual Interfaith and Government Forum in Washington D.C.. The two day forum began with a press conference at the National Press Club moderated by ISNA Vice President Dr. Altaf Husain. The press conference called upon the Republican and Democratic parties to take a forceful stand against anti-Muslim bigotry, and discrimination against all religious minorities, by adding explicit language to their party platforms at the upcoming nominating conventions. ISNA Board Member and Fiqh Council of North American Chairman reissued the
against terorism during the press conference.
After the Press Conference, ISNA leaders met with several Senior White House Officials for a briefing to discuss religious freedom and pluralism, civil rights, national security and refugees and humanitarian efforts. The first day concluded with a congressional reception hosted by Senator Orrin G. Hatch, US President Pro Tempore at the Hart Senate Building.
The second day of the forum began with an intra-faith summit in which Sunni and Shi'ite leaders met to discuss community building within the Muslim community. After the summit, ISNA Board Member and Chairman of the Fiqh Council of North America Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi led the Friday prayer service at the Capitol Building. The forum concluded with a celebration banquet honoring Dr. Jim WInkler and Dr. John Andrew Morrow for their outstanding contributions and commitment to interfaith.
Stay connected with ISNA for more details on the Annual Interfaith and Government Forum.
Webinar: We Have Been Entrusted as the Caretakers and Stewards of Planet Earth
This webinar, hosted by the ISNA Green Masjid Task Force, is a part of the ISNA Green Initiative to commemorate the universal Earth Week and Arbor Day. Webinar presenters will be Sr. Uzma Mirza and Br. Saffet Catovic, moderated by Sr. Nana Firman.
Earth Week is a part of a week-long set of organized observances and activities across the globe known as Earth Week (April 22-29, 2016). It may be considered as a formal recognition, re-affirmation and celebration of our role as human beings as Khalifatul Ard - Caretakers of the Earth, while the Arbor Day is dedicated to encourage individuals and groups to plant and care for the trees.
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