Florida Muslims to Help Rebuild Iraq Churches

Source: Sun-Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/broward/sfl-smuslims25nov25,0,6835697.story

On November 25, 2004 the Sun-Sentinel reported, “When he read about the bombings of five Catholic churchesThe term church has come to wide use to refer to the organized and gathered religious community. In the Christian tradition, church refers to the organic, interdependent “body” of Christ’s followers, the community of Christians. Secondarily, church ... in Baghdad on the dawn of the first day of RamadanRamadan is the ninth lunar month during which the first revelation of the Qur’an came to Muhammad. Each year in this month, Muslims abstain from all food, drink, and sexual activity from dawn until sunset. They ar. also meant to make a conscious effort ..., the Rev. Paul E. Edwards cried. Then the pastorA pastor (from the Latin word for shepherd) is a member of the clergy with responsibility for a particular congregation. For Lutherans, it is a formal title for a parish minister. of St. Katharine Drexel Catholic ChurchThe term church has come to wide use to refer to the organized and gathered religious community. In the Christian tradition, church refers to the organic, interdependent “body” of Christ’s followers, the community of Christians. Secondarily, church ... in Weston appealed for help.

In response, leaders from two South Florida Muslim organizations are pledging to work with Catholics to create awareness about religious persecution and to help rebuild the churches.

Representatives of the Council on American-Islamic Relations — CAIR — will address congregants at St. Katharine’s at 10 a.m. today during a Thanksgiving service.

‘I will let [them] know that Muslims stand side-by-side with them at this time of trial and tribulation,’ said Altaf Ali, CAIR’s Florida director. ‘We want to show that in America, we can be a coalition of interfaith [groups] that work toward the best interest of humanity.'”