On Sunday, February 28th, over 850 voices, from 80 organizations, engaged in meaningful conversation at the ‘We the People - Know your Muslim Neighbor’ event, a kick-off to the year long DuPage United Solidarity Campaign.
Successful beyond expectations, the afternoon had speakers from various backgrounds, including former Wheaton College professor Dr. Larycia Hawkins, IIT Muslim Student Association President Mr. Mohsin Ishaq, and from Faith Lutheran Church in Glen Ellyn, Rev. James Honig.
“Muslims. Christians, Jews, the Non religious, can stand together today and fight back hate, bigotry, and discrimination,” reiterated Syrian immigrant and banker Hani Atassi, of Mecca Center, Willowbrook. “Afterall, what is more meaningful to our lives is NOT religious dominance, racial superiority or wealth accumulation. It is love and compassion for your fellow human beings.”
See photos from the event: https://www.flickr.com/photos/139852450@N07/sets/72157662992805023
For more coverage of the event read the article featured in the Daily Herald: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160229/news/160228785/
The DuPage United Solidarity Campaign will continue its mission of building trust and understanding. This includes a series of Open Mosque Days. Please visit our website to learn more at http://dupageunited.org/solidarity-campaign/