March 19, 2012- WFO Event “The Modesty We Share”
The Howard University School of Divinity, Masjid Muhammad, the Muslim Public Affairs Council, the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, and the FBI Washington Field Office host,
“The Modesty We Share: A Women’s Interfaith Dialogue”
To respond to discrimination against our Muslim neighbors, the purpose of this symposium is to emphasize commonalities between the Muslim community and the broader D.C. community. One such commonality is the religious practice of modesty in dress and head covering, a practice that unites women across many religious communities.
We are hoping that when people realize that these practices, in varying degrees, are shared by a variety religious traditions, it will bring greater understanding towards the Islamic tradition of wearing a burqa and hijab. We will explore these issues in a panel discussion consisting of women from various faiths who will discuss the significance of modest dress or head covering in their religious practice.
Date: March 19, 2012
Location: Howard University School of Divinity
All are welcome to attend!