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02/17/12: Interfaith initiative celebrated by Girl Scouts in metro Detroit

Interfaith initiative celebrated by Girl Scouts in metro Detroit

Friday, 02.17.2012, 10:24pm- Arab American News

DETROIT — Members of the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan celebrated 100 years of the Connecting Communities Through Faith initiative at Hartford Memorial Baptist Church.

Hundreds of Muslim Girl Scouts members from from the Islamic House of Wisdom participated while presentations were given by Bishop Hanchon, Rabbi Shere, Pastor Frazier and Imam Mohammed Ali Elahi in representation of the three Abrahamic faiths. Guests were able to meet and get to know each other and speak about their faiths on a personal level.

“It’s an honor to be part of this beautiful angelic and energizing assembly,” Elahi said, welcoming the interfaith audience and quoting the Qur'an with verses regarding responsibility and respect.

“The Girl Scouts are one of the organizations to learn the lessons of responsibility and respect...God willing the Girl Scouts will be the army of peace, prosperity, justice, and a good role model of respect and responsibility for our nation and the world.”