On May 20, an event hosted by Imam Izak-el M. Pasha, gathered more than 500 people in the prayer hall of the Historical Malcolm Shabazz Mosque in Harlem to celebrate this anniversary: Muslims, with imams from various parts of the U.S., Christians and members of other religions, including representatives of Religions for Peace USA. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, gave a heartfelt message encouraging this dialogue to continue. Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, and Cardinal William Keeler sent messages. They expressed their appreciation and support for this fruitful dialogue and its enormous contribution for the good of humanity and the two communities … In 1997 Chiara Lubich and Imam Mohammed took the lead, but this year’s event witnessed how two communities have become a tangible sign and proof of the vision of their pact.
I soooo wanted to be there, but although that was not to be, I at least can share this link, as we look forward to seeing our dear Focolare in South Florida again soon.