[act-ma] 4/23: Symposiumon & Exhibition: Peaceful Message of the Holy Quran & STOP the ISIS crISIS

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Fri Apr 22 15:27:42 PDT 2016


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Charlie Welch
for Act-MA

All are invited and welcome to an exhibition and symposium:

When? Saturday, 04/23/16 at 1:00 PM

Where? Francis Buttrick Library, Waltham - 735 Main Street, Waltham, MA 
02451

Sponsored by: The Lajna (Women's)  Organization of the Ahmadiyya Muslim 
Community

Free and open to the public; refreshments served.

In spite of the Islamophobic rhetoric in this election season and the 
prevailing anti-Muslim atmosphere in the country, one Muslim community 
simply refuses to abandon its peaceful motto: Love for All; Hatred for 
None. Last week the group's local chapter was busy hosting a blood drive 
at the Boston City Hall to honor the victims of 9/11 and the Boston 
Marathon tragedies under its "Muslims for Life 
<http://www.muslimsforlife.org/>" project.

This Saturday, the group hosts a symposium in Waltham with two 
presentations entitled:

     1. The Holy Quran: A Message of Peace --  by area Peace activist,, 
who will share and compare verses of various scriptures that enjoin 
peace, and

     2. Challenges to Peace; Stop the crISIS --   by blogger and writer, 
, who will share with the audience the Prophet Muhammad's prediction 
about the appearance of ISIS 1400 years ago.

The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion and informal 
conversation with members to get to know about Islam from Muslims.

The symposium on Saturday is part of a month-long exhibition of the Holy 
Quran at the Waltham Public library, which the Ahmadiyya Muslim 
Community Women's organization has been hosting at various libraries. 
The exhibition features copies of the Holy Quran in many languages and 
verses displayed in beautiful calligraphy. Complimentary copies of books 
and pamphlets on Islam will be available.

Recently, the group hosted similar events at the Attleboro Public 
library (see report in the Sun Chronicle 
<http://www.thesunchronicle.com/attleboro/in-attleboro-a-primer-on-islam/article_36456fbb-07c5-541c-8bb0-07c5fb0338eb.html>) 
and the Foxboro Public library. Proceedings of that event 
<http://trms.fcatv.org/Cablecast/Public/Show.aspx?ChannelID=1&ShowID=1282> 
are being aired in Foxboro and can be viewed at Foxboro's cable-access 
channel.
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