Bringing people together, Building bridges across sections of society, Promoting understanding between all faiths and cultures
MEMPHIS FAITH LEADERS ISSUE STATEMENT CALLING FOR RECOMMITMENT TO PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF NON-VIOLENCE; INVITE COMMUNITY TO INTERFAITH SERVICE MONDAY TO AFFIRM COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY TO LOVE THY NEIGHBOR
Pastor J. Lawrence Turner of Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church and Rabbi Micah Greenstein of Temple Israel to lead interfaith service Monday evening at Mississippi Boulevard
“In light of the persistent violence in our community and the tragic events of the past week, faith leaders across religious traditions are inviting our city to come together to pray, grieve and commit ourselves to the practice and principles of non-violence that defined Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's response to hate. It will take time to heal the trauma Memphis has endured. It will also take work. We must recommit ourselves to Love Thy Neighbor and affirm our collective responsibility to work towards the Beloved Community. This requires us to embrace those beyond our tribe, race, faith tradition or socio-economic status as our neighbors. Regardless of your background, please join us for one hour of prayer and music as we lament our dark yesterday, hope for a brighter tomorrow and pledge to do the work of love.”
INTERFAITH SERVICE DETAILS:
Invitees: All Memphians
Date: Monday, September 12
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church
70 North Bellevue Boulevard, Memphis
The Memphis Interfaith project started in 2007 as a dinner with the intention of bringing people of all faiths together to break bread. It has since continued as an annual dinner in the Islamic month of Ramadan with a series of themes addressed by distinguished speakers of diverse faiths. Additionally, Memphis Interfaith brings together interfaith volunteers to package meals that are shipped to areas of need in the Western hemisphere.
We are committed to bring all faiths together to foster respect and appreciation for the dignity and wholesome spirituality cultivated within diverse faith traditions and to promote compassion and understanding for all.
To be a volunteer service organization inspired by the best in Islamic values and effective in enabling the Greater Memphis community to appreciate the best in the values of all faith traditions.
Ramadan: Rejuvenating Faith and Our Communities
With great pleasure, we announce the scheduling of our 15th Annual Memphis Interfaith Dinner/Iftar. We would be honored if you and your guests could join us for this event on Sunday, April 10th, 2022. This year the event will be held at the Memphis Islamic Center located at 10299 Humphrey Road, Cordova, TN 38018.
The theme is Ramadan: Rejuvenating Faith & Our Communities
Depending on the pandemic situation, this event may be a virtual or onsite event or hybrid – a combination of virtual and on-site.
The invitation card is attached at the end of this letter. We request that you register at REGISTER HERE by Saturday, March 26, 2022. Due to limited seating, especially with possible restrictions due to the pandemic, and increase in demand, RSVP will be required. Once, your RSVP is received, an email will be sent with a link to register yourself and your guests.