Coalition Sponsors Interfaith Gathering on 9/11
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We Cannot Remain Silent: Promoting Unity and Strength

(Philadelphia, PA 9/9/2010) – On Saturday, September 11th, a coalition of civil rights, interfaith and religious groups will be holding a peaceful interfaith gathering to unite Americans of all faiths on the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. Leaders representing different faith traditions will read from the sacred texts of the Qur’an, Torah and Gospels while reflecting on messages of peace, tolerance and compassion. There will also be time for prayers, reflection and meditation.

“During this time of religious polarization, the anniversary of 9/11, and a Florida pastor’s intent to burn the Quran, Christians, Muslims, Jews and all people of conscience must stand together as Americans. This interfaith gathering offers a positive and more accurate representation of our country,” said Rev. Adan Mairena, Director of the West Kensington Ministry at Norris Square and Presbytery of Philadelphia.

WHAT: We Cannot Remain Silent interfaith gathering

WHEN: Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 12:30pm

WHERE: The West Kensington Ministry at Norris Square, 2136 North Hancock, Philadelphia, PA 19122

CONTACT: The West Kensington Ministry at Norris Square/Presbytery of Philadelphia Director, Rev. Adan Mairena, 610-203-3449, E-mail: adan.mairena@gmail.com; CAIR-PA Executive Director Moein Khawaja, 267-515-6710, E-Mail: info@philadelphia.cair.com; CAIR-PA Outreach and Communications Director Rugiatu Conteh, 267-515-6710, E-mail: info@philadelphia.cair.com.

Coalition Members:
The West Kensington Ministry at Norris Square, Presbytery of Philadelphia, Council on American-Islamic Relations Pennsylvania (CAIR-PA), Interfaith Peace Walk, Al-Aqsa Islamic Society and Philadelphia Arab Development Corporation, North Philadelphia Weed and Seed, Kensington Epic Stakeholders, Spiral Q, NewCORE and Mayor Nutter’s Office of Faith-Based Initiatives

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