Peace Walk Planning Meeting

Visitors are invited and welcomed to our monthly meetings which occur on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. at the Al Aqsa Islamic Academy:

1501 N Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19122 - map

Peace Walk Planning Meeting

Visitors are invited and welcomed to our monthly meetings which occur on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. at the Al Aqsa Islamic Academy:

1501 N Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19122 - map

A Prayer Gathering

There didn’t seem to be any press around for this one. No TV vans outside, no one being interviewed…I guess we’ve seen enough of Mayor Kenney this week. So the January 6 Interfaith Inaugural Prayer Gathering presented by the Religious Leaders Council of Philadelphia went on without a lot of fanfare. Mayor Kenney appeared to know his audience and his message was one of mercy and redemption – reducing our prison population and opening our arms to the refugees were the two items he specifically spoke about.

Reaction after Pig Head Incident at Al-Aqsa

The Pig Head

Roughing it in the Woods and This Year's Theme

I sat down. I felt the moss squish under my butt and watched my heels sink into the damp soil. The dappled sunlight was creating dancing patterns on the cool grass. I looked up. The trees were tall. So tall. Their branches seemed to reach to the heavens. I stood up from my comfortable seat and walked around. I was situated on a grassy knoll on the top of a rock outcropping. There were some trees on the knoll, but the ground was mostly coated with luscious green moss and soft, dewy green grass.

2 Women, 2 Take Aways: Meeting Across Continents and Cultures to Create Peace

What I originally thought was a disaster in the last minute having to take over a friend’s registration to the Parliament of the World’s Religions turned in to a great opportunity to attend this auspicious event and meet Benish Shami, a young muslimah committed to partnering with my Christian friends to help the poorest of the poor around Islamabad.

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