Democrat & Chronicle – Ahmadiyya Muslim Community to host interfaith discussion and meal in Rochester
By: Tracy Schuhmacher
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, which prides itself as the oldest and most open-minded Islamic sect in the United States, will hold an interfaith dialogue and dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 22 at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Rochester Chapter, 1609 E. Main St.
The event, which has the theme of “Justice through Compassion”, will coincide with similar Ahmadiyya Muslim Community events in more than 30 cities around the country. Speakers from various faith communities will convey that all the religions have similar teachings regarding importance of peace and justice.
According to the Pew Research Center, roughly 1% of the adult population in the U.S. is Muslim, which is defined as a follower of the religion of Islam, and the number is growing. There are more than 10,000 Muslims in the greater Rochester area.