(Chr. Post) Recently Closed Conn. TEC Church Leased to Muslim Group for Interfaith Partnership

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Dr. Khamis Abu-Hasaballah, president of the FVAMC, told The Christian Post that they are "thrilled" by the interfaith partnership and plan to move into the Avon property soon.

"We hope to move in in the coming weeks. Since we're leasing the facility, we're keeping the modifications to the bare minimum needed to accommodate our activities," said Abu-Hasaballah. "The facility has been de-consecrated by the bishop and the altar removed. We are also relocating some pews to free up enough space for Muslim congregational prayers."

Prior to the agreement over the building, FVAMC members had used various the church's facilities for events and prayer, Abu-Hasaballah told CP.

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Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalEpiscopal Church (TEC)TEC BishopsTEC Parishes* Christian Life / Church LifeParish MinistryStewardship* Religion News & CommentaryInter-Faith RelationsOther FaithsIslamMuslim-Christian relations

Posted September 10, 2013 at 5:42 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. David Keller wrote:

Appropriate announcement for the eve of 9/11.

September 11, 9:53 am | [comment link]
2. Pb wrote:

Looks like the interfaith does not include Christians. Why are progressives attracted to Muslims?

September 11, 5:07 pm | [comment link]
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