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MLK Shabbat

Date: Friday, January 12, 2018 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Main Sanctuary

The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. reminds us that we are part of the Beloved Community. Our fate and future is intertwined with all other peoples – what affects one part of humanity affects us all. On this MLK Shabbat, we will think about how we create the beloved community today, as people of faith, in a time of great polarization, fear, racism, ant-semitism and Islamophobia. Join us as we honor Dr. King’s legacy by educating ourselves and moving toward action. We will be joined at services by Imam Talib M. Shareef, President and Imam of the historic Nation’s Mosque, Masjid Muhammad, a prominent African American mosque in Washington, D.C., who will discuss how we can be a part of building the America that we aspire to live in. A brief Q&A will follow at the oneg after services.

Imam Shareef

Imam Talib M. Shareef is President and Imam of the historic Nation’s Mosque, Masjid Muhammad, a prominent African American mosque in Washington, D.C. He is the vice chair and national chaplain of the Muslim Veterans Association, after having served in the U.S. Air Force for over 30 years. He participated as the primary Imam in the Abuja Peace Declaration organized by the International Global Peace Foundation and the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution in Nigeria. He is President of the Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington, and was the first Imam with military service to offer a prayer at an opening session of the U.S. Congress. Under the high patronage of His Majesty Mohammed VI, the King of Morocco, Imam Shareef received the Kingdom’s highest Royal Medal and honor for his outstanding interfaith leadership. He has been honored at the White House and has spoken at the Pentagon, the Department of Homeland Security, and at peace conventions in Northern Ireland, South America, South Korea, and South Africa.

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