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Know Thy Neighbors – Putting Religion Into Daily Practice – Wed. Dec. 18

Know Thy Neighbors

After the success of our first two sessions of the four lecture series, its about time for the third session:

Know Thy Neighbor – Putting Religion Into Daily Practice

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

The Jaffarya Islamic Center
10300 Transit Rd.
East Amherst, NY 14051
(716) 689-3120
At 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM


Farina Mirza,
Community Outreach Coordinator, WNYMuslims (716) 923-4386

Claire A. Rung,
Director of Communications, St. Joseph University Parish  (716)833-0298 ext 315

For the third time, WNYMuslims and St. Joseph University Parish are getting together in their collaborative interfaith effort called “Know Thy Neighbor” ( #get2KTN), which was created from the perspective of conversing about religious articles of faith, worship, traditions, intentions and sacred texts of both faiths.
On December 18, 2019, from 7 PM-8:30 PM the public is invited for “Know Thy Neighbor’s” third conversation, Putting Religion Into Daily Practice. Panelists and guests will share their knowledge of Christian and Muslim faiths for the purpose of educating, finding commonality and joining in shared projects of good works and charity that benefit our community. This is a free event. (Refreshments will follow).
We hope that the individuals, communities, and organizations, who want to foster peace and understanding between our communities will join our caravan. We are Looking for partners to help create opportunities for friendship. Women and men are invited to assist and participate. For donations, please click here

“These sessions provide a bridge between the two religious traditions in which each can learn about the other’s basic religious ideas and practices. Our vision involves starting a dialogue between the two religions, that moves into the future where we both grow in respect and knowledge of each other so that both communities can engage with each other effectively in ways that promote peace and relationship in the City of Good Neighbors.” -Deacon Ted Pijacki, Permanent Deacon of the Roman Catholic Church.
We believe in developing new bonds, strengthening interfaith relationship and spread the awareness about religious and cultural values through social exchange and Know Thy Neighbor will serve as an interfaith networking channel to promote understanding and exploration of different religious traditions, which will further fortify the bond between the two faith communities and strengthen the diverse neighborhood of WNY.” Prof. Faizan Haq, Founding President, WNYMuslims.

The “Know Thy Neighbor” Conversation Series Topics:
  1. Concepts of God: Wed. Oct. 23, 2019 – Highlights
  2. Traditions/Worship/Prayers Wed. Nov. 20, 2019 – Highlights
  3. Putting Religion into Daily Practice Wed. Dec. 18, 2019
  4. Our Sacred Text Wed. Jan. 29, 2020