MAI Looks to Strengthen Relationships Amid Announcement of Jerusalem as Israeli Capital

December 6, 2017

Indianapolis, IN – The Muslim Alliance of Indiana (MAI) is concerned about President Trump’s announcement today declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel, and relocating the United States embassy. Jerusalem has historic and religious significance to a number of faiths, especially those of Islamic, Christian and Jewish traditions.

“While we do not have an answer for peace in the Middle East, we do know that declaring Jerusalem as the Israeli capital is a very polarizing issue and the President’s decision has been made unilaterally, without input from all affected parties in the region,” says Aliya Amin, executive director of the Muslim Alliance of Indiana. “Because MAI is dedicated to interfaith work and global peace, we are deeply concerned about the impact of the President’s announcement on any future peace talks abroad, and specifically relations between Muslims, Christians and Jews right here in Indiana. We have worked hard to forge relationships with local organizations of differing faiths and backgrounds, several of whom have become our allies. We will continue our work here, in Indiana, to bridge the gap between our faiths, and will continue to pray for peace around the world.”

MAI recently held its Annual Banquet on November 12, celebrating over 15 years of allies, interfaith work and civic engagement.

Join us for dinner, awards ceremony and an engaging evening learning about the life of Muslim allies and what action Muslims can take to effect real, meaningful change. We will hear from Edward Curtis, Millennium Chair of the Liberal Arts and Professor of Religious Studies at IUPUI, Hassan Sheikh, Michigan Director of Emgage, and Richard McKinney, former Marine, retired soldier turned Muslim and former President of the Islamic Center of Muncie.

Invited guests include: Governor Eric Holcomb, Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, Sen. Joe Donnelly, Sen. Todd Young, Mayor Joe Hogsett, and other State representatives and leaders.

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February 24 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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