Press release from Trinity United Methodist Church:
Internationally recognized leader of interfaith dialogue Imam Khalid Latif is the second speaker in the series conducted by Trinity United Methodist Church. The purpose of the series is to locally encourage understanding and empathy for others. Imam Latif will be sharing his experiences as a Muslim in America as well as his work in bringing Americans of all faiths together in addressing common community issues.
Imam Khalid Latif is the University Chaplain for New York University and Executive Director of the Islamic Center at NYU, the first ever established Muslim student center at an institution of higher education in the United States. Imam Latif’s exceptional dedication and ability to cross interfaith and cultural lines on a daily basis brought him recognition throughout NYC, including being selected as the youngest chaplain in the history of the New York City Police Department.
In 2012, Imam Latif co-founded the Of Many Institute with NYU’s Vice-Chancellor Linda Mills, Rabbi Yehuda Sarna, and Chelsea Clinton; a groundbreaking programmatic model for multifaith leadership at the university level. The Of Many Institute supports a new generation of religious and civic leaders who, deeply rooted in their own religious and spiritual traditions, reach across faith boundaries to solve social problems together.
The first event of the series, a concert by Abraham Jam, was held last fall and attracted approximately 375 persons. Due to a seating capacity, Trinity United Methodist Church requests that those wanting to participate to please pre-register on the following website: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3924639 . This event is free but Trinity United Methodist Church is able to conduct this and future events from donations.
For more information, please visit http://trinitywavl.org .