The Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno stands firm in its condemnation of terrorism and violence throughout the world. Yesterday morning, the terrorist organization ISIS attacks in Brussels left 31 people dead and another 300 injured. This comes just a week and half after attacks in Turkey that left 36 dead and over 100 injured.
We pray for the victims, their family and friends, and the entire world in these troubling times.
Join us tomorrow at Fresno Pacific University from 12:30-2:00PM to hear about Islam and how ISIS is actually at war with the tenets of the Islamic faith.
On Saturday, March 12, 2016, ICCF hosted the Chair of the Parliament of the World’s Religions Dr. Robert Sellers along with interfaith leaders in Fresno to discuss his work and the interfaith community here. The Parliament of the World’s Religions is the oldest and largest interfaith organization in the world.
A link to the Fresno Bee article is here.
Tuesday morning, our friends and partners in the interfaith movement in the Valley, the St. Paul Catholic Newman Center, arrived to church to find that the sidewalks had been vandalized; spray-painted with swastikas.
The Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno stands with their friends at the St. Paul Catholic Newman Center against hatred, bigotry, and violence. When one house of worship is defamed or attacked, it is an attack against all of us and the good will of faith communities in general.
We pray that misguided and ignorant individuals are guided to moderation, tolerance and acceptance, and that those of us who espouse love and respect are honored and protected.