You are invited to an interfaith conference, I Am My Brother's Keeper: Confronting Islamophobia, on Friday, May 6th and Saturday, May 7th at Saint Mark's Cathedral, 1245 Tenth Avenue East, Seattle 98102.
In the years since 9/11, and most recently since the Ground Zero mosque controversy and now the Congressional hearings, the loyalties and patriotism of American Muslims have come under considerable scrutiny. To address this issue a coalition of Jewish, Christian and Muslim local groups is hosting this conference on Islamophobia.
This event will include outstanding speakers, workshops, and an interfaith prayer service, ending with dinner at one of several mosques. Keynote Speakers include Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, an imam, author, and activist with the Cordoba Center/Park51, and Islamic community center, two blocks away from Ground Zero; Sheikh Jamal Rahman, a Muslim Sufi minister, co-founder and co-minister at Interfaith Community Church in Seattle, and adjunct faculty at Seattle University; and Yvonne Haddad, PhD, a Professor of the History of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations at the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. The Interfaith Service will be led by Imam Fazal Hassan, Rabbi James Mirel, and Bishop Greg Rickel.