Emmanuel Baptist Church will hold a Peace and Justice Forum entitled, “Welcoming Muslims in Ridgewood and Vicinity: Success Stories and Present Challenges” on Tuesday, September 19th at 7:00-8:30pm in the Peace Lounge following the non-fundraising Community Pasta Dinner. The role of faith communities, local government, schools, community organizations, and businesses will be discussed. Presentations will be made by Shaykh Moutaz Charaf, Imam (leader) of the El-Zahra Islamic Center in Midland Park and Mamoud Hamza, Leader, Muslim Society of Ridgewood. Program moderated by Rev. Dr. Kenneth Gill, Senior Minister, Emmanuel Baptist Church.
The Community Pasta Dinner starts at 6:00pm in Heritage Hall. Suggested donation is $4 per adult and $2 per child. Since there is limited space, it is suggested that you reserve your seat by calling the Church office at 201-444-7300.
Emmanuel, founded in 1891, is celebrating its 125th Anniversary Year and maintains a tradition of community outreach. Emmanuel is located at 14 Hope Street, at the corner of Hope Street and East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ. The building is ADA accessible and all are invited to attend.