"A Window to Islam" Symposium at 36th ICNA-MAS Annual Convention

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Building Bridges to a Peaceful Future

The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) in collaboration with the Muslim American Society (MAS), has announced its 36th annual convention, to be held in Hartford, CT, from May 28th through May 30st, 2011. 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 titled A Window to Islam, on Saturday, May 28th, for individuals of all faiths or no faith, that will include sessions on various topics pertaining to Islam and Muslims, including an open Q&A session The sessions will cover the following:

1.    The Place of Islamic Sharia in the 21st Century
2.    Facing Stress, Addiction and Family Conflict
3.    Can Islam Co-Exist with Other Faiths?

The symposium will include an open Q&A session,. 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. The symposium will address the prevailing myths and misconceptions that are fueling Islamophobia. The diverse interactive gathering will be an opportunity for people of various faiths and backgrounds to discuss a range of socio-religious issues pertaining to Islam and Muslims. The convention features, besides this symposium, 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, that will contribute to a more peaceful and tolerant society. Every year thousands of people from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities participate in such events.

WHERE:     Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT 06106
WHEN:         Saturday May 28th, 2011 at 2.30 pm to 7:30 pm
MORE INFO:         Contact us at 877-WHY-ISLAM or visit us at http://www.windowtoislam.com

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

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