Prophetic Voices Celebration

March 31, 2008

Author: Nick Alpers

Source: The Philadelphia Jewish Voice

The Shalom Center in Mount Airy will host its Prophetic Voices celebration will Sunday April 6, 2008 at Congregation Mishkan Shalom, 1401Freeland Avenue, Roxborough.

This year three national religious leaders along with three local leaders are being honored. National honorees are Ruth Messinger, head of the Jewish World Service who built a multi-religious campaign to end the genocide in Darfur; Reverend Bob Edgar, former Pennsylvania Congressman, now head of Common Cause, who pioneered in bringing the National Council of Churches into much fuller dialogue and shared action with the Jewish and Muslim communities; and Dr. Sayyid Muhammad Syeed, Secretary General of the Islamic Society of North America, who has worked to bring somewhat insular American Muslim communities into partnership with the Jewish and Christian communities.