Dar Al Hijrah Islamic Center Community Outreach

Our condolences to those lost or injured in the recent gun violence in Washington DC

Posted on: September 17, 2013

On behalf of the Muslim community in the greater Washington area we extend our sincere condolences to the families of those who have lost loved ones or who were injured in this most recent gun rampage in the Nation’s capital.

Below you will find an invitation to attend our annual program of peace in conjunction with the United Nation’s International Day of Peace, a day that is recognized throughout the world. Thank you for joining us in this program on Saturday morning. We will begin at 10:00 a.m. with light refreshments and fellowship after the program, a time in which we will ask that you share your thoughts on this question – How can we better educate our communities to live in peace? For those of you who need an ending time, definitely we should be finished everything by noon.

Thank you for sharing the invitation below and attached with your friends, family, acquaintances. Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday for a peace-full day.

Heeding God’s Call of Greater Washington, a grass roots, multi-faith organization which has as its purpose to end gun violence, partners with Faith Presbyterian Church to present a program of peace in conjunction with the UN’s International Day of Peace, which is celebrated throughout the world. Using the theme set forth by the UN, Education for Peace, members of HGCGW and Faith PC invite all to attend the program:

Saturday, September 21, 2013, 10:00 a.m. until noon
Faith Presbyterian Church
4161 South Capitol Street SW
Washington, D. C. 20012

The keynote speaker, Nardyne Jefferies, will share with all present her thoughts and feelings about how the death of her 16-year-old daughter in a 2010 drive-by shooting not far from the church has affected her and how it has called her to ACT. The Step Team from Matthews Memorial Baptist Church will help all learn how to “step into peace.” A representative of the Metropolitan Police Department will share information on crimes in the District related to guns. All people in the Metro area who lost their lives due to gun violence so far during 2013 will be memorialized by audience participation. Two of the speakers will share Words of Peace in Spanish and in English. There will be singing of hymns and prayers representative of the diversity encouraged by HGCGW. Light refreshments will follow the program during which time continued opportunities for fellowship and sharing will focus on the question, “How can we better educate our communities to live in peace?”

For those of you unfamiliar with the location of the church, coming from VA or MD, you probably would want to use the 495 Beltway and exit Indian Head Hwy North. Indian Head Hwy turns into South Capitol Street as you cross into DC. The church is not even two miles north of the Beltway exit and is on the left on the corner of South Capitol and Chesapeake Street. Watch out for the speed limit signs. For those of you coming from DC, find South Capitol Street and just follow it until you reach the church on the right at the corner of South Capitol and Chesapeake. Parking is available at the church. For more information, contact heedinggodscalldc@gmail.com.

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