(OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, 2/12/2019) – On Friday, February 15, the Oklahoma Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) will host a “Day of Prayer for our Legislators” at the State Capitol featuring speakers from different faith traditions and an interfaith Islamic Jummah, or Friday communal prayer, led by Imam Dr. Imad Enchassi.
WHAT: Day of Prayer for Our Legislators and Interfaith Jummah Prayer at the State Capitol
WHERE: Oklahoma State Capitol Building, 2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73105, Second Floor Rotunda
WHEN: Friday, February 15, 2019, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
CONTACT: Lani Habrock, CAIR-OK Government Affairs Director, 405-532-3944, LHabrock@cair.com; Adam Soltani, CAIR-OK Executive Director, 405-248-5853, aSoltani@cair.com; Veronica Laizure, CAIR-OK Civil Rights Director, 405-430-9877, vLaizure@cair.com; Natasha Saya, CAIR-OK Outreach and Events Fellow, nSaya@cair.com
EVENT LISTING: https://www.facebook.com/events/1748227985306203/
[NOTE: Jummah is the weekly congregational prayer for Muslims, offered on Friday afternoons. Although it is commonly held in a mosque, it can be held in any public location. The prayer consists of a “khutbah,” or sermon, recitation of the Holy Quran, and communal prayers. The event is free and open to the public; attendees of any religious background are invited to attend.]
“Communal prayer is an important part of the Islamic faith,” says CAIR-OK Government Affairs Director Lani Habrock. “Sharing this beautiful observance with members of other faiths is an extraordinary opportunity to increase understanding and to build relationships among people who may not meet in day-to-day circumstances. Holding Jumaah at the capitol is meaningful because it reminds us that this is the people’s place of representation regardless of race, background or religion.”
Featured speakers for the event include Rabbi Vered Harris, spiritual leader of Temple B’Nai Israel; Rev. Shannon Fleck, executive director of the Oklahoma Conference of Churches; Sarah Adams-Cornell, co-founder of Matriarch OK; and Rev. T. Sheri Amore Dickerson, co-pastor of The Table Ministries.
CAIR-Oklahoma is a chapter of America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. CAIR’s mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.