Every Friday, inside the Church of the Epiphany, in Washington, DC, 300 or more local Muslims come to pray, guests of the Christian congregation.
Farooq Syed has been organizing these Friday prayers ever since the Church of the Epiphany opened its doors to the Muslim faithful who needed a place to worship eight years ago.
“It starts with people understanding each other,” Syed told CBS News. “And then it grows to religions understanding each other.”
The prayers began with 50 people. Now there are more than 300 who pray each week, with the church’s blessing.
“It’s our job to be the hands and feet of peace in the world, and how do we do that is by loving one another,” the Rev. Elizabeth Gardner said.