February 29, 2016
POSTED: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016 12:00 AM | UPDATED: 2:18 PM, WED MAR 2, 2016.
By Michael Kelly / World-Herald columnist
She is the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, an advocate for education and the rights of women and girls. Still a teenager, she is known worldwide by merely her first name — Malala.
And she is coming to Omaha on July 18, speaking at the fundraising luncheon for the nonprofit Girls Inc.
“She is probably going to be our most meaningful speaker for girls to date,” said Roberta Wilhelm, the social service agency’s executive director. “Girls are moved by her story and relate to her.” Read the entire article here.
February 26, 2016
First Presbyterian Church
January 18, 2016
On behalf of the congregation at First Presbyterian Church, the Session expresses our support for our community and our desire for you to confidently feel you and all Muslims are a vital part of the Omaha Community. As Muslims and Christians, we believe God miraculously welcomes and accepts each of us. And so we show our faith by in turn accepting others regardless of their faith, culture, or ethnicity. Read the entire letter here.
February 26, 2016
National Catholic Reporter
by Elizabeth A. Elliott
OMAHA, NEB. It started with a conversation about parking lots.
Rabbi Aryeh Azriel, a senior rabbi at Temple Israel, a Reform Jewish congregation, was speaking to Bob Freeman, past president of Temple Israel, about building a new place. They both remarked how nice it was to share parking lots with a Methodist church and an Omaha theater on High Holy Days.
They planned to relocate to West Omaha and contacted Dr. Syed Mohiuddin, president of the American Muslim Institute, whose group was also relocating. The conversation moved from sharing parking lots to wondering about a campus where three communities — Temple Israel, along with Muslim and Christian houses of worship — would share what is now known as the Tri-Faith campus. Read the entire article here.
January 10, 2016
January 4, 2016
We are First Congregational, United Church of Christ in Red Oak wish to express our support and solidarity with the Muslim Community. The current climate of fear and mistrust of all Muslims runs against one of the simplest messages of love taught by Jesus, found in Mark 12:31 – “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
We do not condone the extreme actions of any radical individuals or groups, Recently we hosted Dr. Syed Mohiuddin, president of the American Muslim Institute and representative of Islam from Tri-Faith Initiative in Omaha, Nebraska. Read the entire letter here.