Faith Leaders to Participate in Breaking of Muslim Fast (Iftar) at MAPS on June 7th , 2017

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07 Jun Faith Leaders to Participate in Breaking of Muslim Fast (Iftar) at MAPS on June 7th , 2017

(REDMOND, WA – 6/6/2017) –  On Wednesday, June 7th, 2017, some 500 attendees from all faith backgrounds will participate in the breaking of the Muslim fast in this month of Ramadan at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS), the largest mosque in the Northwest, located in Redmond, WA.  A panel of interfaith leaders will address the audience. The theme for the night will be “Migration & Transformation.”
At a time when extremist voices are attempting to divide us and when terrorist murderers are again wreaking havoc in places from Portland to London, it is imperative that men and women of conscience stand up in solidarity.  MAPS will host its annual interfaith Iftar (breaking of the Muslim fast) and convene a platform of interfaith leaders to advocate for harmony and peace.
“Ramadan is a time of reflection and prayer”, said MAPS President Mahmood Khadeer.  “At a time when extremism is raising its ugly head again, it is our duty as faith leaders to openly and publicly disavow bigotry and advocate for harmony.”
WHAT: 500 attendees from many faith backgrounds breaking fast together.  Panel of interfaith leaders to address audience
WHEN:  Wednesday, June 7th 2017 – 6:00PM-9:30PM
6:00PM to 6:30PM: Mosque tours
6:30PM to 6:45PM: Program starts
6:45PM to 7:30PM: Main presentations moderated by Aneelah Afzali, MAPS-AMEN, Executive Director
7:30PM to 8:00OM: Q&A with panelists
8:00PM to 9:00PM: Table Discussions
9:00PM to 9:30PM: Iftar, Prayer, Dinner
WHERE: Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS), 17550 NE 67th Court, Redmond, WA 98052. See online map here: http://goo.gl/maps/DYXt1
CONTACT: MAPS President Mahmood Khadeer, President@mapsredmond.org Phone: 425-241-7870
PHOTO/VIDEO OPPORTUNITIES:
500 attendees listening and engaging an interfaith panel
Breaking of the Muslim fast – Iftar
AUDIO OPPORTUNITIES: Faith leaders will be available for interviews during and after the event.
About MAPS:
Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS) is the largest Islamic organization in the state of Washington serving 5000 Muslim families who trace their roots in over 40 countries. MAPS is very active in the community through a range of social and charitable activities. www.mapsredmond.org

CONTACT: MAPS President Mahmood Khadeer, President@mapsredmond.org Phone: 425-241-7870

Mahmood Khadeer
MAPS
President