Community Interfaith Dialogue on  Islam
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Hijab for a Day debuted on September 14, 2016 at the Rochester Civic Theatre

CIDI founder Regina Mustafa was invited to speak at Rochester Community and Technical College.

being muslim: a practical guide

March 25    Rochester Art Center

Thank you to all who came to Being Muslim: A Practical Guide on March 25th at the Rochester Art Center!

Over 225 people attended and was well-received!

Big thanks to all the actors, artists and poets who made the event possible. This was indeed a community effort!

Also, thanks to:

Rochester Art Center

Layali Desserts

Reviving Islamic Sisterhood of Empowerment (RISE)

TPT Minneapolis Public TV

Diversity Council of Rochester

Sen. Al Franken

Young Muslim Sisters (YMS)

Rochester 4 Justice

stand with your muslim neighbor

Saturday June 10

Peace Plaza, Downtown Rochester

1:00pm - 2:00pm

This is a peaceful protest and social media campaign (#convoalwayswins).
On June 10th anti-sharia protests will occur in cities throughout the U.S., including the Twin Cities. These protests are being by the anti-Muslim organization ACT America. Let's counter ignorance and hate with a stance of solidarity and understanding. This peaceful gathering will enable people from all walks of life to gather, share their unique life-experiences, and show support for Muslims, immigrants, African-Americans, LGBTQ communities and other marginalized communities.

Can't make it? On June 10th use #convoalwayswins to share across social media your efforts towards peace and understanding.

This gathering will emphaisize the POSITIVE efforts being carried out right here in Rochester towards creating a more just community. Let's make this a positive and peaceful stance for support and education. Let us also remember to be respectful of local businesses.

Gathering highlights:
1:00pm – Welcome Address (Regina Mustafa)
1:15pm – What is ACT America
1:20pm - Guest speakers
1:40pm - Rochester Community-Building Efforts
1:45pm - Creating Conversation
2:00pm - End of gathering/next steps

On November 3rd 2015 CIDI, along with the Sierra Club, Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light, and the Muslim Student Association of UMR presented Interfaith Climate Change: From Faith to Action.

Dr. Jonathan Brown (Georgetown University and author of Misquoting Muhammad) presents Shariah Explained on May 30th, 2015 at the Rochester Public Library.  The event was organized by Islamic Resource Group (IRG) and CIDI.

Faith Talk Show: A Tale of Two Christians

Wendell Amstutz (left) and Paul Larson chat up faith with host Regina Mustafa during the kick-off show, December 3, 2014


Interfaith Call for Tolerance: ISIS is Not Islam September 22, 2014, Calvary Episcopal Church


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