“Building the Beloved Community”
For the first time, a local mosque will host the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. observance sponsored by theDearborn Area Interfaith Network (DAIN). This interfaith and civic gathering is about remembering the life and appreciating the dream of Rev. King, Jr., while recognizing the deep challenges we face.
Keynote guest is Dr. James Perkinson, Professor of Ethics and Systematic Theology at Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit. He is a long-time activist, educator, and poet in Detroit who has been involved in various social justice and community development initiatives.
A Muslim perspective on Dr. King, Jr.’s message will be presented by Dr. Tallal Alie Turfe, a former chair of the Greater Detroit Interfaith Round Table and author of several books including The Children of Abraham: United We Prevail, Divided We Fail.
A light meal (compliments of Islamic House of Wisdom), shared refreshments by DAIN members, and fellowship will follow.
This event will take place on January 18, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. at the Islamic House of Wisdom which is located at 22575 Ann Arbor Trail (between Outer Drive and Warren) in Dearborn Heights, MI 48127.