The Crescent Report

December 9, 2009

MAS Freedom Applauds Election of First Muslim to Chair Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions

Filed under: civil-rights, Humanitarian, Hunger, Poverty — Tags: , — Imam Mahdi Bray @ 2:44 pm

2009 ‘Make a World of Difference’ Parliament Held Dec. 3-9 in Melbourne, Australia

WASHINGTON, DC (MASNET) Dec. 9, 2009 – MAS Freedom (MASF), as the civic and human rights advocacy entity of the Muslim American Society (MAS), applauds, together with thousands of representatives from the global interfaith community attending the 2009 Parliament of the World’s Religions in Melbourne, Australia, the election of Chicago’s Imam Abdil Malik Mujahid, as the first Muslim to chair the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions (CPWR).

“MAS Freedom, together with the Muslim American community, congratulates Imam Mujahid on the occasion of his election as a leader of this very important internationally recognized interfaith movement. As the Parliament strives to build bridges of understanding within the interfaith community, Imam Mujahid’s visionary leadership will bring the Parliament’s work to a wider constituency among people of faith not only in the USA, but worldwide,” stated MAS Freedom Civil and Human Rights Director, Ibrahim Ramey, a presenter and speaker at both the event in Melbourne and the Barcelona gathering in 2004.

Imam Mujahid, is a respected Muslim and interfaith leader in Chicago, founding chairman of the Sound Vision Foundation, host and executive producer of the daily Radio Islam talk show on WCEV 1450 AM in Chicago. He has excelled in building alliances and coalitions among Muslims as well as non-Muslims, also currently serving as chairman of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago, a federation of mosques serving 400,000 Muslims in the greater Chicago area.

In his new position with the CPWR, Imam Mujahid will play a central role in organizing the upcoming 2014 Parliament of the World’s Religions in addition to uplifting the growing global interfaith movement for justice, peace, and economic sustainability.

The Parliament of the World’s Religions, formed in 1893, convenes every five years and is regarded as the oldest and largest interfaith leadership gathering in the world, representing some 220 religious, spiritual, and ethnic traditions throughout the world. Its goals include the cultivation of harmony among the world’s religions and spiritual communities, fostering engagement within the interfaith community integral to understanding the differences internal to each religious tradition, and with the world and its guiding institutions, in order to achieve a just, peaceful and sustainable world.

Prior host cities to The Parliament of the World’s Religions include: Chicago, USA; Cape Town, South Africa; Barcelona, Spain; and Monterrey, Mexico.

For additional inquiries can be made by contacting MAS Freedom at (202) 552-7414, (703) 642-6165 or 1-888-627-8471 or sending an email to: info @ masfreedom.org.

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