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February 24, 2012
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Faith community sponsors talk on Islam

Community members will have an opportunity to learn about Islam when Imam Abdur-Rahim Ali - Imam of the Northeast Denver Islamic Center and a founding member of the Greater Denver Interfaith alliance speaks in Grand Junction and Fruita next week.Imam Ali's visit is sponsored by the Grand Valley Interfaith Network, a consortium of local faith-based organizations, and Mesa Catholic Campus Ministry.Imam Ali and his wife, Dr. Carrol Watkins Ali, will speak about the basics of Islam and answer questions afterward."The idea is to dispel misinformation about what Islam is and isn't," Grand Valley Peace and Justice director Julie Mamo said. "Both (venues) are free. We want everyone to come. It's purely educational."Presentations will be given both Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 28 and 29. Tuesday's event will take place at Colorado Mesa University. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with appetizers and conversation, followed by a presentation at 6:30 p.m., and a question and answer period at 7.The following evening in Fruita, the presentation will take place at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 513 E. Aspen, beginning with a soup supper and conversation at 6 p.m., followed by the presentation and a question and answer period.Carrol Watkins received her Ph.D. in theology and religious studies from the University of Denver and Iliff School of Theology. She is executive director of the Greater Denver Interfaith Alliance and author of "Survival and Liberation: Pastoral Theology in African American Context."


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