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National Muslim Convention to hold inter-faith dialogue and address growing Islamophobia. Thousands expected at the ICNA-MAS Convention: “Muhammad: Mercy To Humanity and Beyond” to take place in Hartford, CT on July 6-8.
JAMAICA, New York (June 25, 2007) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) in conjunction with the Muslim American Society (MAS), is organizing its 32nd annual convention in Hartford, CT on July 6-8, titled “Muhammad: Mercy to Humanity and Beyond”.
The 3 day event which is being held at the Connecticut Convention Center draws close to 10,000 delegates from major cities across America. This event is expected to be one of this year’s largest gatherings of American Muslims. Various Islamic scholars and key figures from across the country will address the convention attendees. The program includes seminars and interactive workshops covering topics such as Outreach, Parenting, Family Issues, Spiritual Development, Civil Rights, Media Relations and programs in various ethnic languages.
For the first time a new one day symposium entitled: “Window to Islam” will be held during the ICNA-MAS convention to promote understanding and appreciation of Islam among people of other faiths. “Window to Islam” will take place on Saturday, July 7th and will cater to the growing desire from the general public for correct information about Islam and Muslims and is intended to promote dialogue with different
cultures and faiths. Despite the many similarities and values shared with other faiths, Islam remains widely misunderstood. The symposium will address the prevailing myths and misconceptions that are fueling Islamophobia today. The diverse interactive gathering will serve as an opportunity for people of various faiths and backgrounds to discuss a wide range of socio-religious issues.
Highlights of the 3 day family event include:
• Extensive bazaar with more than 200 vendors
• Arts Exhibition
• Window to Islam Symposium
• Youth conference
• Women’s conference
• Interfaith Dinner
• Quiz competition for children
• Islamic Entertainment