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A listing of when and where Metropolitan New York congregations and members appear in the media. For more information or to share an article with us, contact Rebekah Thornhill.

Unity campaign reaffirmed at task force meeting

Mar 24, 2016

The meeting and recent efforts of the group were responses to a sense of growing unrest and a perceived backlash toward Muslims in the neighborhood and beyond, in the wake of attacks such as those in Paris and San Bernardino (and, subsequent to the meeting, in Brussels), as well as divisive statements by presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.

 

"This community is amazing," said El-Yateem, who is the spiritual leader of the Salam Arabic Lutheran Church. "It stands for welcome. It stands for working with each other. The relationship between the houses of worship is fantastic. We work together on any issues in the community, should they arise, and we’re not just building bridges, but crossing them, to work with each other."

 

Read the full article in The Home Reporter here

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