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CAIR-SFBA: Muslim-Catholic Community Event of Support and Friendship

CAIR logo(SAN JOSE, CA, 01/13/17) – On Monday, January 16, in honor of Martin Luther King Day, leaders from local mosques including the Muslim Community Association, SABA Islamic Center, South Bay Islamic Association, and West Valley

 Muslim Association will welcome the Diocese of San Jose's Bishop Patrick J. McGrath and members of local Catholic congregations for an event to express mutual understanding and support between the community. The afternoon program will include comments from the Bishop and several other leaders and a shared meal among attendees.

WHO: Diocese of San Jose Bishop McGrath, Imam Anwar, Imam Abidi, Maryam Amir, and others

WHAT: A gathering of prayer and mutual dialogue. This event will mark the first of many events expressing mutual understanding, support and friendship between Muslims and Catholics.

WHERE: SABA Islamic Center, 4415 Fortran Ct., San Jose

WHEN: Monday, January 16, 12:00pm-3:00pm

12:15pm — Prayers

12:30pm — Welcome Bishop McGrath and Catholic members

1:00-2:30pm — Reading and prayers from both traditions

2:30-3:00pm — Socialize

CONTACT: Liz Sullivan, Director of Communications, Diocese of San Jose, 408-983-0228,; Zahra Billoo, Executive Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations – San Francisco Bay Area Office, 626-252-0885,

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