IUP Stands Together with Muslim Community after Tragedy in New Zealand

Posted on 3/20/2019 2:02:20 PM

Members of the community are invited to gather today, March 21, at 5:00 p.m. in the atrium of the Humanities and Social Sciences Building to express sorrow and solidarity in support of the Muslim community following the murders of Muslim worshippers at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, last week.

The program will include a message from IUP President Michael Driscoll, prayers from the Quran, and remarks from Tedd Cogar, the Interfaith Council; students from the Muslim Student Association; and several other members of the IUP community.

Members of the community also are welcome to attend an open house on Friday, March 22, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Islamic Center of Indiana, located at 2835 West Pike Road, in memory of the victims of the mosque attacks. This open house will include a tour of the mosque from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m.; an opportunity to observe Maghrib prayer, the fourth daily prayer, at 7:30 p.m.; a talk about basic Muslim beliefs and fundamentals of tolerance in Islam at 7:45 p.m.; a social gathering in the mosque social hall from 8:00 to 8:45 p.m.; and observance of the Ishaa prayer, fifth daily prayer, at 8:45 p.m. Light refreshments and snacks will be offered.

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