Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno issued a statement to 22News saying: I am heartened, but not surprised by the outpouring of support that continues to come in the aftermath of the tragic fire at 49 Belmont Ave. – we’ve always been a very caring city. Special thanks goes out to all our city departments, especially Fire Commissioner BJ Calvi’s ‘hands on’ approach, state public safety officials, the American Red Cross, PVTA, First Student, South End Citizens Council, Paul Picknelly of Hilton Garden Inn, neighborhood residents especially Judy Arrington, Maxine Stein and Deirdre Griffin of Jewish Family Service, Fire and Police Chaplains Rev. Cofield and Father Hamilton, and property ownership and management. When we called, they were there. A very special thanks goes out to my friend Imam Wissam Abdul Baki and his team, who when I called came on our site to play an important and pivotal role, not only in facilitating communication with all the involved families, but just as important allowing us to respect Muslim culture and traditions…more: wwlp.com
..The convention, which brings together both lay and clerical participants from the diocese’s more than 55 congregations and community-based ministries in collaborative decision making, will be addressed at the opening by the Right Rev. Douglas Fisher, diocesan bishop, and include ecumenical remarks from Imam Wissam Abdul-Baki of he Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts; the Rev. Jim Antal, president of Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ and the Rev. Daryl Lobban, of the Massachusetts Council of Churches..more: masslive.com –
The Respected Wisam Abdul-Baki, Imam of the Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts, brought warm greetings of peace from the Muslim community. He spoke about our commonalities, our appreciation of coming together in faith without fear. He spoke of common beliefs in the Muslim and Christian communities—most importantly that we are all connected to God.,,more: https://www.diocesewma.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Journal-of-2016-Convention.pdf
2015 Interfaith House of Worship Tour!
We have a wonderful group again this year are excited to celebrate our multi-faith community.
It will begin at the Islamic Center of WMA at 12:30 pm where we will participate in afternoon prayer followed by lunch, introductory activities and a Q & A about Islam and then to visit St. Michael’s Cathedral and Sinai Temple to explore Catholicism and Judaism.
Ramadan in 2016 is expected to start on Monday, the 6th of June and to continue for 30 days until Tuesday, the 5th of July.
Note that in the Muslim calendar, a holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day, so observing Muslims expected to celebrate Ramadan on the sunset of Sunday, the 5th of June.
On Saturday Oct. 10, 2015 at Look Park, from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM., In Case of rain:it will be at the ISWM Masjid.
Details for the Look Park location:
- Mention “Eid BBQ” to receive $2 discount
- You are more than welcome to come early and leave late to enjoy the park, games and rides etc. Park opens at 9 AM .
- Lunch only from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
- $5 ticket per plate, purchase at the BBQ grill area…more: contact: Aqeel Ahmad: 413-355-0097
By Jeanette DeForge, The Republican A large crowd gathers Sunday night along the River Walk in Holyoke for a candlelight vigil honoring the victims and families of the Newtown shootings.The Republican / Michael Beswick HOLYOKE – People held candles, sang “Amazing…
Children are flowers in God’s garden don’t let their hearts harden. Because to Him they are very dear.So love them,help them in anyway ,and nurture them.Don’t let them dry up and blow away! VISIT: “SUFU HASHIM’S: martial arts website“