Metro Detroit Interfaith Conference: Restoring Marriage & Family Life in 2014!
Tuesday, April 7, 2014- More than 150 religious, social and business leaders, in addition to community members gathered for a day long conference at Islamic House of Wisdom in Dearborn Heights.
Some National public speakers who spoke during the conference and answered questions during the panel discussions included: Dr. Barney Field, Dr. Nick Phillip, Dr. Michael Ross, Rev. David Kasbow, Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ms Kathy LeLonde and the Master of Ceremonies for the conference was Mr. Vic Faust of Channel 7- Detroit!
The powerful presentations of the guest speakers inspired all participants. More details will be sent as soon as received.
Imam Elahi, the spiritual leader of the Islamic House of Wisdom where the conference was hosted opened the morning sessions with prayer and a welcoming statement!
Imam Elahi admired the diversity of the audience who came from different places and faith traditions. He called the marriage contract a serious heavenly covenant, stating those who say "I do", must be aware of the meaning of that promise. Imam Elahi hoped this conference will be a turning point towards community awareness and commitment to save families from the fire of failure and destruction.
He emphasized on the revitalization of family values and reflected on the principles of love, respect, responsibility, integrity, trust, patience, forgiveness and passion for truth and justice. The imam concluded that the true teachings of Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Mohammad (pbut) are the only way out of the current crises in the oldest human institution, the family institution!
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By Niraj Warikoo- Detroit Free Press
Metro Detroit Interfaith Conference for Clergy & Community Leaders Hosted at Islamic House of Wisdom
By Vic Faust- WXYZ Detroit- Channel 7 News