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Interfaith Collaboration at the Islamic Society of Organizations
On May 31st, Rabbi Batya Steinlauf spoke on Interfaith Collaboration at the Islamic Society of Organizations. America's National Interfaith and Government Forum.Prominent interfaith leaders and high-level government officials convened with ISNA leadership and various Muslim and community leaders from across the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area to discuss how we, as faith leaders and elected-public officials, can strengthen our mutual trust through inter-religious partnerships and civic engagement.
The forum featured three rich, yet distinctive panels. The panels highlighted distinctive leaders including Reverend Mansfield Kaseman, Rabbi Batya Steinlauf, Rabbi Gerry Serrot, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Br. Muhammad Abdur-Rahim, Ph.D., Reverend Jim Winkler, Rabbi Jack Moline, Mythili Lee Bachu, and Gurwin Ahuja. ISNA leaders who were participated in the forum included ISNA President Azhar Azeez who gave the welcoming remarks and addressed three sessions, ISNA Board member and Chair of the Interfaith and Government Committee Rizwan Jaka who was instrumental in making this forum possible, Board Member Dr. Julie Belz, Former ISNA President Imam Mohamed Magid, and Dr. Sayyid Syeed, national director of ISNA'S Office of Interfaith and Community Alliance.