July 23, 2012
Father Paolo Dall'Oglio, far left, speaking at the Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ. Behind him are Nihad Awad, second from the left, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Rev. Frank Fairman, center, a pastor at Rock Spring, Dr. Mahmoud Khattab, second from the right, chairman of the Syrian American Council, and Imam Johari Abdul-Malik, director of outreach at Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center.
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Recently expelled priest talks about the uprising in the country.
Members of the local Muslim and Christian communities gathered at Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ in Arlington recently to hear from Father Paolo Dall'Oglio, an Italian Jesuit priest who had lived in Syria since 1982, and was recently expelled from the country for speaking out against the Syrian government's crackdown on the uprising there.