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Washington parish hosts Muslims for Friday prayers

Washington parish hosts Muslims for Friday prayers

Every Friday, inside the Church of the Epiphany, in Washington, DC, 300 or more local Muslims come to pray, guests of the Christian congregation.

CBS News:

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.



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Linda McMillan

Seriously? How many Gods do you think there are? Because Judaism proclaims one God, so does Christianity, and so does Islam. Interestingly, they all appear to be the Same God! That’s because there is only one. If you are saying that there’s more than one God then you aren’t any of those. Maybe you could find a nice Hindu temple in your neighborhood. They have lots of gods. You might like it there.

I am glad to see the monotheists sticking together. One people. One God. Many names.

Jon Randolph

In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine to them.
2 Corinthians 4:4

JC Fisher

[FYI, the video embed seems to be broken]

Isn’t this when the Cafe usually gets a hysterical “…but Muslims worship a different god!!!” comment?

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