Imam to speak at Community Center |

Imam to speak at Community Center

The Imam Ibrahim Kazerooni will be the featured speaker at a Community Forum to be held at the Glenwood Springs Community Center today from 4-6 p.m. Imam Kazerooni is the spiritual leader of the Islamic center Ahl Al-Beit in Denver, a Shiite mosque. He also serves as Director of the Abrahamic Initiative based at St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral in Denver, an interfaith program serving Christians, Muslims and Jews.

The forum is being provided by the Roaring Fork Peace Coalition and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Glenwood Springs. Admission is free and open to the public. The Forum is designed to allow for ample give and take, with most of the time allowed for audience questions and responses by the Imam. Donations will be accepted to cover the costs of the event.

This will be the Imam’s second appearance in Glenwood Springs, following a sermon he gave at a Unitarian service last fall.

“We packed the place that Sunday morning, and it was obvious that we weren’t allowing enough time for people to ask questions and allow the Imam to cover all the topics people wanted to hear about,” said Randy Russell, one of the organizers of the event. “So we vowed to try to bring him back and open it up to the whole community as an open, educational event.”

The topic for the Forum is “Building Bridges and Opening Doors between Religions of the World.” The visit is part of the Imam’s personal and spiritual mission to encourage peace and understanding between Muslims and people of other faith backgrounds.

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