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A roomful of faiths, customs and cultures come together to celebrate and to share ideas and prayers for sowing the seeds of peace.

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Jewish-Muslim Passover Seder Commemoration

Local multi-religious celebrations and interfaith dialogue inspire communities nationwide.

With one foot in Fairfax County and the other in Loudoun, (yes, they needed permits from both counties during construction) the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Center in Sterling couldn’t have been a better choice of venue for an interfaith commemoration of Passover, the ancient Jewish holiday celebrating the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt over 3,000 years ago. The building, with its cross-counties placement, symbolizes the bridge building that took place on Saturday, March 30, when members of the ADAMS Center co-sponsored a Passover Seder with the Washington Area Jews for Jewish-Muslim Understanding, led by Andrea Barron. Sitting side-by-side in the small meeting room were Jews and Muslims as well as Christian pastors from Falls Church and Reston.

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ziarehman 1 year ago

A highly commendable gesture. It shows political maturity of your community. I wish politicians and clerics nationwide could do the same instead of promoting hatred and terror in the name of peace.

This news item is worthy of being publicized in countries like Pakistan, Afghanistan and the Middle East in order to educate the masses whom the self-serving politicians and clerics mislead.

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