Clear Lake church, mosque live side by side in peace

Samuel Schaal, minister of the Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Church, left, and Waleed Basyouni, the imam of the Clear Lake Islamic Center, share a spirit of understanding as well as land. Photo: Karen Warren, Chronicle

Chronicle Samuel Schaal, minister of the Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Church, left, and Waleed Basyouni, the imam of the Clear Lake Islamic Center, share a spirit of understanding as well as land.

A mosque was built less than 100 yards away from an 18-year-old Clear Lake church last year, and the two religious organizations have acted as neighbors ever since, sharing parking, recycling bins — even baby-sitting more… .chron