In a world where some have distorted the message of Islam by committing unspeakable horror, it is essential that we not allow the actions of those evil few to shape how we see an entire religion. The way of Christ is one of peace, grace, and the sharing of faith in ways that build bridges with others - especially those who are different from us.
For the past four years, First Christian Church of Louisville has been building relationships with our local Muslim community. We have served together, prayed together, and enjoyed fellowship together. That journey continued this year when our Muslim friends at the American Turkish Friendship Association invited members of our church to join them for an Iftar, which is the daily breaking of the fast during Ramadan. Our time together was one of gaining understanding, growing in relationship, and eating some incredible food that was prepared by our hosts.
Additionally, for the first year, FCC was able to host our Muslim friends at an interfaith community conversation held at FCC. We were honored to welcome Muslim Women Building Bridges for a presentation followed by a Q&A session with a panel of Muslim women, who are all members of the local community. Following the presentation, we were able to welcome all the attendee to join us for dessert as we continued the conversation and got to know each other better. We are currently planning future events and hope that you will continue to help us heal the world through meaningful relationships.
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