Wednesday, April 18, 2012

An Interfaith Easter in Sacramento California

The Sacramento Bee reports that hundreds of worshippers in Sacramento, California, were able to celebrate this Easter Sunday together thanks to a local Muslim organization that let the Christians hold services in their mosque.

“Our mission from the very beginning was to bring the different faith traditions together in cooperative efforts,” Reverend Michael Moran told KXTV. “I love what the Dalai Lama said, he said, ‘Until there’s peace among the world’s religions, there will never be peace on earth. I think this is one of those steps towards peace.’”

Reverend Moran called Dr. Metwalli Amer of the Sacramento Area League of Associated Muslims (SALAM) to ask for permission to use the SALAM Community Center. The Islamic Center had never allowed non-Muslim church to worship inside the mosque, but after consulting with SALAM’s board of trustees, Amer decided to let the congregants use the center’s community hall for services, according to CBS Sacramento.

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