A community festival that will bring the people of cedar rapids together to learn about and celebrate the religious diversity of their city.
From 9:00am until 3:00pm
At Cedar Rapids public library (tentatively and could change depends on availability)
Imam Hassan Selim / 319-440-7514Cedar Rapids, a small yet important city in the state of Iowa in the heartland of America. The city has an established interfaith organization, which I serve as it's vice-president, however, this event is going to be unique in bringing the people together to learn about and celebrate the religious diversity of their city. I believe that there are many efforts to bring leaders of different faiths together,but little effort to bring people of different faith together. I also think that the fact that I have studied at Al Azhar at the hands of and under scholars like Dr.Ali Gomaa the former grand Mufti of Egypt and Dr. Usama Al Azhary - this gives great significance to the event because the students of such great scholars are carrying their moderate and correct understanding of Islam even in small and local towns all over the world.