Special St. John’s UCC Event: “Dialoguing with our Muslim Neighbors”
Following the 10:15 worship service on March 26, 2017, we had an opportunity to learn from and dialogue with Muhammad Fazili, Mohammad Aziz and other members from the Islamic Society of Greater Valley Forge. Muhammad Fazili is an electrical engineer who is married to a physician and is father of five children. Mr. Fazili is a former member and chair of the Board of Directors of the Islamic Society of Greater Valley Forge and currently directs the weekend school at the mosque where he worships. Mr. Fazili and those who came with him offered a brief presentation and then opened things up for questions and conversation.
“Despite a revised version of the White House’s executive order on travel restrictions for citizens of six predominately Muslim-majority nations, United Church of Christ leaders remain committed to keeping America’s doors open to refugees and immigrants.” Statement on the UCC Facebook Page 3-7-2017
St. John’s is a member of the United Church of Christ denomination, which has over 1.1 million members. Within the individual churches, and with individual members, there are differences of opinion on issues that affect us socially and politically, but the UCC and its predecessors have always stood up for Justice in the name of Jesus Christ.
On this website page we will link recent articles from the UCC website which discuss the UCC news and opinions on topical issues. Not all of our members agree with the UCC opinions, but please respect that these are the views of the denomination and of many in our congregation.
“What does God require of you but to do justice and to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God?” Micah 6:8
For the latest articles: Click here to go to the UCC Justice webpage