Yesterday, Trinity was represented at prayers at the Mosque at the Lehigh Dialog Center. It provided an opportunity to renew ties of deep friendship with our Muslim Sisters and Brothers there. We have been blessed by their presence here on numerous occasions, but most especially last Maundy Thursday and at the Inter-Faith Thanksgiving Dinner. After Prayers, they extended gracious hospitality. It was apparent that they were deeply touched by our presence and by the support of the parish.
Later that day there was a rally of support in Allentown–well covered by The Morning Call. Here is the link to the article. Of special note is an invitation which the Dialog Center and the Respect Graduate School have extended to us–to participate in an upcoming class to learn more about Islam. They welcome our presence and participation in the class. Here is the information about the class from the Morning Call article:
“The public also is welcome to attend classes on the basics of Islam from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, March 21 through May 2, at Respect Graduate School, 2200 Industrial Drive, Bethlehem. Those interested in learning more about the classes or registering can do so at https://www.respectgs.us/ or by calling (610) 419-1751.”
There will be a rally this Sunday evening sponsored by the Muslim Association of the Lehigh Valley:
“The Muslim Association of the Lehigh Valley and other Islamic organizations have planned a United For Peace candlelight vigil, featuring readings, prayers and calls for interfaith unity, for 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Seventh and Hamilton streets in Allentown.”