FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
..: Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center :..
Northern Virginian Mosque Joins Walk for Peace in SE, Washington, DC
Tuesday, July 20, 2015 (Washington, DC)
On behalf of the board of directors and the community of Muslims worshipping at The Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center, we extend our condolences to the families who lost their loved ones this weekend in the shootings in the District of Columbia, Washington DC. During a 24 hour period this past weekend there were six shootings in the District of Columbia.
“These are our children who killing other children. It’s time for us to get out of our comfort zone. We must meet these young men where they are and open a dialogue”, said Imam Johari Abdul-Malik, Director of outreach for the Dar Al-Hijrah islamic center and member of Mayor Bowser’s Interfaith Council.
We are calling upon the Muslim communities, people of faith and people of moral conviction to join us as we answer the call from Ward 8 City Councilwoman, LaRuby May, to walk the streets of Washington tonight in a peace march.
Walk4Peace in SE
Congress Park Community Center
1345 Savannah St SE,
http://t.co/UWIVEpTrsI via @abc7newsw
CONTACT: Imam Johari Abdul-Malik (202) 345-5233
*Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center is one the largest and diverse Islamic Centers in the nation. We are committed to service the community as a place of worship, education and social service. Learn more at http://www.hijrah.org.