The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs administers the program enacted by the legislature in 2008, that now includes 155 cities and towns…more: .masslive
Before an overflow crowd at the Islamic Center of Western Massachusetts, speakers from different faiths and from law enforcement on Thursday night spoke in support of followers of the Islamic faith and against those who commit acts of terror in the name of Islam.
More than 250 people packed the hall. Organizers continued to add seats throughout the program as more people entered the back of the hall.
The interfaith meeting was intended to bring people of different faiths together in the spirit of unity, and to push back against the wave of what was called “anti-Islamic rhetoric” in the media and even on the presidential stump by those who equate the religion with acts of Islamic extremists committing acts of terror….more: .masslive.
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
Masked men attacked a mosque in Massachusetts. Wednesday that left several windows broken, an official and a community leader said.ue in Massachusetts Wednesday that left several windows broken, an official and a community leader said.
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