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DC-Area Interfaith Groups to Hold Open Houses

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/24/06) ”” The InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington (IFC), in cooperation with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), has launched a local educational campaign focusing on the legacy of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.

The campaign involves a series of interfaith open houses at local houses of worship. At each open house, visitors will watch parts of the award-winning PBS documentary “Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet” and listen to speakers of both Islamic and other faiths discuss the cartoon controversy. Open houses are currently scheduled at the following sites, with more sites to be confirmed:

Feb. 24 – Islamic Society of the Washington Area, 2701 Briggs Chaney Rd. Silver Spring, MD (7:30-9:30 p.m.)
Feb. 26 – Dar al Hijrah, 3159 Row St., Falls Church, VA; All Souls Unitarian, 1500 Harvard St., N.W., Washington, D.C.
Mar. 4 – Mustafa Center, 6844 Braddock Rd., Annandale, VA (5:30-7:30 p.m.)
Mar. 5 – Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, 5301 North Capitol Street NE, Washington, D.C.; Muslim Community Center, 15200 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD; Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick, 4880 Elmer Derr Rd., Frederick, MD; Calvary United Methodist, 2315 S Grant St. Arlington, VA (2-4 p.m.); First Trinity Lutheran Church, 4th & E Street N.W., Washington, D.C.
Mar. 21 – All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS), 46903 Sugarland Road Sterling, VA (7-8:30 p.m.)
Apr. 2: – St. Charles Borromeo, 3304 N. Washington Blvd. Arlington, VA (7:15-9 p.m.)

All open houses are from 1-3 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Refreshments will be served.

Please contact Courtney Erwin, 202.234.6300,, or Mark Hoelter, 202.234.6300,, or Isra’a Abdul-Rahman, 202-488-8787 ext. 6050,


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