After living with the deep wounds of racism, that day in Harlem brought healing.
May 2012 Articles Archive
Q&A with Eli Folonari 15 years after Chiara Lubich addressed a very special audience at the Malcolm Shabazz Mosque in New York
The educational power and dynamics of dialogue, inspired by Chiara Lubich, Martin Buber, Paulo Freire
Imam Izak-El Pasha of Harlem’s Malcolm Shabazz Mosque reflects on the significance of Chiara’s visit 15 years ago
Sunday, May 18, 1997, was a beautifully sunny, pleasantly cool day with clear air and a bright blue sky. I have a distinct memory of walking from the subway stop to the Masjid Malcolm Shabazz with Fr. James Loughran, a Franciscan Friar of the Atonement and, at the time, the New York Archdiocesan Ecumenical/Interreligious Officer.
Beyond offering sympathy and prayers for those killed in military conflicts, what can we do?
By Mary Gateshill
I have a new parish priest who has been away from parish life for six years, having been with the military as a naval chaplain. My expectation for Remembrance Sunday here in England was that he would remind us of its origin to celebrate the end of the First World War and give thanks for those who have paid the supreme sacrifice in that conflict and those since.
On May 18, 1997, history was made at the Historic Malcolm Shabazz Mosque in Harlem, NY.
May 18, 1997. That unforgettable day will remain in my soul forever. I was next to Chiara when we walked together into the Malcolm Shabazz Mosque, both wearing our chadors. There was a very big crowd.
Last year I was elected to direct my department at the university. I expected problems with some faculty, but not with John, the chair whose term had expired and whom I replaced.