Saving Children and Marines in Mogadishu

A scarlet, key-laden lanyard hung around Khadija Mohamud’s neck. The gold lettering was unmistakable: United States Marine Corps. My question obvious; her answer emotional. Khadija’s story quickly unfolded. “Two Marines were forgotten, left behind. I had to do what I had to do,” Khadija said recounting her unhesitatingly selfless call to action in saving two U.S. Marines in war torn … More Saving Children and Marines in Mogadishu

Meet Your Muslim Neighbors Building Bridges in Community

“Building Bridges in Community.” It’s the motto of the Muslim Coalition of Connecticut (MCCT). Nabeel, Sameer, Shaq, Nour and Faseeha, five young Muslim leaders and professionals on the rise, were living that motto last Saturday volunteering at a Habitat for Humanity home being built in Hartford. As a Hartford Habitat board member, I met with them briefly simply … More Meet Your Muslim Neighbors Building Bridges in Community

“Getting to Know Your Muslim Neighbors”

The Congregational Church in South Glastonbury‘s “Getting to Know Your Muslim Neighbors” program promises to be an excellent interfaith learning opportunity. Rev. Richard Allen and South Church have been on the vanguard of interfaith collaborations for years. I’ve seen first hand the good works of South Church and the Muslim Coalition of Connecticut through my … More “Getting to Know Your Muslim Neighbors”

Walking The Interfaith Path

Clarence Jordan, the faith leader who mentored Habitat’s founder Millard Fuller at Koinonia Farm in Americus, Georgia, is often called Habitat’s spiritual leader. His words on a sign near the door of the Koinonia Conference room of Habitat for Humanity International‘s Atlanta world headquarters caused me to pause before I entered. I was in Atlanta representing Hartford Area Habitat for … More Walking The Interfaith Path

Honest Conversations with Muslim Neighbors

Hosted by the Greater Suffield Interfaith Council, this Conversation is an an excellent opportunity to learn more about our Muslim neighbors as they reach out to share their stories.  To RSVP and for more information, please email the CT Council for Interreligious Understanding, or call First Church of Christ, Congregational at (860) 668-7223. Don Shaw, Jr.Writer … More Honest Conversations with Muslim Neighbors