Source: centre-view.com | By Bonnie Hobbs
From left: Ananda Vrindavani, Sahar Choudhary and Jennifer Wexton during the question-and-answer session at the end of the program. Photo by Bonnie Hobbs.
Akavish Khan, president of the Women’s Association of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, who hosted the Women interfaith event said: Our motto is ‘Love for all and hatred for none,’” she said. “Helping others and serving people in need are antidotes to injustice.”
A former prosecutor, advocate for abused children and now a congresswoman, U.S. Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-10) was the keynote speaker at Saturday’s interfaith event about women, faith and public service.
#Addressing the crowd at the Mubarak Mosque in Chantilly, she said, “Interfaith events like this build community. A lot of people have never been to a mosque, but they’re places of understanding. And this mosque – just like any other place of worship – is a pillar of our local community.”
#Furthermore, said Wexton, “The Muslim community is part of the American community. Muslim Americans are Americans, so thank you for caring for your neighbors and lifting up our community.” Read more at source.
#Too often, she said, “The Muslim community is the scapegoat of demagogues and
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