Watertown Group, Islamic Society of Boston Hosting Forum on Myths, Realities of Islam

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{The following information was provided by the World in Watertown}

World in Watertown, a local community organization, is partnering with the Islamic Society of Boston’s Cambridge mosque to host a forum on “Myths and Realities of Islam: Learning and Sharing.” The forum will include learning about Islamic practices from Imam Ismail Fenni, of the Cambridge mosque, as well as sharing and dialogue in small groups with both Muslim and non-Muslim participants.

The forum will be held on Thursday, May 10 at the Watertown Public Library, 123 Main Street, Watertown from 6:30 – 8:45 pm in the Watertown Savings Bank Room.

The forum will introduce non-Muslim participants to the “Five Pillars of Islam” (faith, prayer, charity, fasting, and pilgrimage), and will feature paintings by local Watertown artist Sheri Kennedy interpreting the Five Pillars from her Peace Corps experience in Niger. The forum will highlight the similarities and differences of Islamic practices in different societies, and will encourage non-Muslim participants to reflect on their own religious and spiritual practices.

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