A "Window To Islam" Symposium; Building Bridges to a Peaceful Future

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Building Bridges to a Peaceful Future; “A WINDOW TO ISLAM” SYMPOSIUM AT 35th ANNUAL ICNA-MAS CONVENTION

The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) in collaboration with the Muslim American Society (MAS), will be organizing its 35th annual convention in Hartford, CT, from May 29th through May 31st, 2010. The three day annual event draws close to 15,000 delegates from across the nation and features renowned speakers and community leadership.

The convention will host a one day symposium on Saturday May 29th, “A Window to Islam”, for individuals of all faiths. It will explore aspects of Islam such as the approach to Family challenges, an open Q&A session, and several other topics that are pertinent today. The symposium as well as the Q&A session will be geared towards fulfilling a growing need for accurate information on Islam and Muslims.

Islam, the religion of approximately 7 million Americans and about 1.2 billion worldwide enjoins faith in One God, peace, and humility as well as social, communal and family values. Despite being part of the American milieu since the founding of the nation, Islam remains widely misunderstood in America. The symposium will address the prevailing myths and misconceptions that are fueling Islamophobia. The diverse interactive gathering would be an opportunity for people of various faiths and backgrounds to discuss a range of socio-religious issues pertaining to Islam and America. The program features informative sessions, extensive Q&A, Cultural Bazaar, Art Exhibitions, Free Evening Dinner, Cross Culture Interaction, Live Nasheed (Islamic Songs), and much more!

The objective of this event is to promote dialogue between different cultures and faiths. Every year thousands of people from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities participate in such events. It is our hope that through an open dialogue we will understand each others’ faith and thereby contribute towards a more peaceful and tolerant society.

WHERE: Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT 06106
WHEN: Saturday May 29th, 2010 – 2.30 pm to 8:00 pm
MORE INFO: Contact us at 877-WHY-ISLAM or visit us at http://www.Whyislam.org

ICNA is one of the largest, non-profit, independent, grass roots organizations of North America. For more info, visit http://www.icna.org

CONTACT:
Tel 1-877-WHY ISLAM
http://www.windowtoislam.com

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