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Sun Apr 8, 2012, 08:15 PM

Now THIS Makes Me Say "Happy Easter" - Mosque Allows Christian Church In To Hold Easter Services

Mosque Allows Christian Church In To Hold Easter Services
CBS Sacramento
April 8, 2012 4:34 PM

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SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A Sacramento mosque broke religious barriers today when, for the first time, it allowed a Christian congregation inside to hold Easter services.

Spiritual Life Center lost its lease one week ago, leaving its parishioners without a place to worship for Easter. That’s when Salam Community Center on College Oak Drive offered its mosque to the Christian church.

Traditionally, non-Muslim churches are not allowed to hold meetings inside mosques.


Spiritual Life’s reverend, Michael Moran, called it history in the making.

“My heart is filled with generosity for the Muslim community to allow us to meet here today on Easter,” said Taylor Moran, a parishioner.

“I heard people are coming from the bay area — all over the place just to witness this one-of-a-kind event. And we’re just happy to be a part of it,” said Adnan Syed.

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Link: http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2012/04/08/mosque-allows-christian-church-in-to-hold-easter-services/





Peace...



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Reply Now THIS Makes Me Say "Happy Easter" - Mosque Allows Christian Church In To Hold Easter Services (Original post)
WillyT Apr 2012 OP
Turbineguy Apr 2012 #1
riderinthestorm Apr 2012 #6
progressoid Apr 2012 #28
geardaddy Apr 2012 #32
NYC_SKP Apr 2012 #2
xchrom Apr 2012 #3
Jackpine Radical Apr 2012 #35
ZombieHorde Apr 2012 #4
Terra Alta Apr 2012 #5
riderinthestorm Apr 2012 #7
calimary Apr 2012 #8
madokie Apr 2012 #9
Left Coast2020 Apr 2012 #10
Ecumenist Apr 2012 #13
WillyT Apr 2012 #16
Ecumenist Apr 2012 #17
provis99 Apr 2012 #15
Ecumenist Apr 2012 #18
Honeycombe8 Apr 2012 #11
Marrah_G Apr 2012 #12
Rectangle Apr 2012 #14
mmhere Apr 2012 #34
DeSwiss Apr 2012 #19
patrice Apr 2012 #20
1620rock Apr 2012 #21
proud patriot Apr 2012 #22
WillyT Apr 2012 #24
proud patriot Apr 2012 #31
nolabear Apr 2012 #23
byronius Apr 2012 #25
Brigid Apr 2012 #26
BlueIris Apr 2012 #27
Odin2005 Apr 2012 #29
HappyMe Apr 2012 #30
Scurrilous Apr 2012 #33
Wheezy Apr 2012 #36

Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 08:19 PM

1. Back in the day....

When the Moors ran Spain, there was religious freedom. Their northern neighbors figured the Dark Ages was a better alternative.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 08:37 PM

6. I'm not so sure of that. The scholarship indicates it really wasn't all that tolerant...

All non-Muslims were second class citizens in Moorish Spain and paid the jiyza tax to their Muslim overlords. The treatment of dhimmis, or non-Muslims, also wasn't uniformly great either.

From wikipedia... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Andalus

The Caliphate treated non-Muslims differently at different times. The longest period of tolerance began after 912, with the reign of Abd-ar-Rahman III and his son, Al-Hakam II where the Jews of Al-Andalus prospered, devoting themselves to the service of the Caliphate of Córdoba, to the study of the sciences, and to commerce and industry, especially to trading in silk and slaves, in this way promoting the prosperity of the country. Southern Iberia became an asylum for the oppressed Jews of other countries.

Under the Almoravids and the Almohads there may have been intermittent persecution of Jews, but sources are extremely scarce and do not give a clear picture, though the situation appears to have deteriorated after 1160. The 11th century saw Muslim pogroms against Jews in Al-Andalus; those occurred in Córdoba in 1011 and in Granada in 1066. However, massacres of dhimmis are rare in Islamic history.

The Almohads, who had taken control of the Almoravids' Maghribi and Andalusian territories by 1147, far surpassed the Almoravides in fundamentalist outlook, and they treated the non-Muslims harshly. Faced with the choice of either death or conversion, many Jews and Christians emigrated.Some, such as the family of Maimonides, fled east to more tolerant Muslim lands, while others went northward to settle in the growing Christian kingdoms.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 9, 2012, 07:57 AM

28. Moops

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Response to progressoid (Reply #28)

Mon Apr 9, 2012, 02:59 PM

32. lol

I can't view youtube videos at work, but I know this has to be the one of George and the Bubble Boy.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 08:24 PM

2. BigRec!!!!!

Good news for our little corner of the central valley!

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 08:25 PM

3. Post 911 at. Johns episcopal church held services w/ the local mosque.

We went there -they came to us.

We held/hold all are welcome to gods table Eucharist.

Muslims from that mosque had no trouble joining us at Eucharist.

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Response to xchrom (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 9, 2012, 07:15 PM

35. Near the first anniversary of 9-11, there was a lot of communication

between people of all faiths, and a lot of reaching out and coming together, with various services and ceremonies aimed at building and celebrating unity in diversity. That was in a small town of 60k in northern WI. I don't know what went on elsewhere, but imagine there was a good deal of this sort of thing that never really attracted the attention of the media. No blood, and it didn't play into Bushco's divisiveness.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 08:29 PM

4. I like seeing "different" people coming together for peaceful reasons. nt

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 08:34 PM

5. As a Christian I am pleased by this.

Muslims and Christians putting their differences aside to work together. Jesus would be pleased.

Of course, I'm sure fundamentalist Christians will just see this as another step towards a "one world religion" to be set up by the Antichrist.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 08:38 PM

7. This is very cool. Great story! nt

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 08:39 PM

8. HAPPY Easter! How cool is this?! Sorta gives you hope.

I wouldn't presume to speak for Him, but I'd guess He would heartily approve, and make His face to shine on them all.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 08:48 PM

9. Very kind and done with love not because of hate

These kind of stories posted here is one of the reasons I love this place.
Peace and love

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 08:59 PM

10. Amazing this would occur in Sacramento.

Not a city known (yet) for diversity like SF. Now if this was in Roseville, then you may have a different story (for those who know what the constituency in Roseville consists of).

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Reply #10)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 09:13 PM

13. I live in Sacramento and ROSEVILLE??!! Really? Placer county is ALOT MORE CONSERVATIVE than

Sacramento county. Sacramento is more conservative most of the Bay but ROSEVILLE??!! REALLY? Do you live here?

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Response to Ecumenist (Reply #13)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 09:31 PM

16. Hey, Hey, Hey !!! - I Also Live In Sacramento... And We Accept Rosevillians, Woodlandians...

Rio Lindans, Rancho Cordovans, Placervillians, Auburnites...

Do NOT let this story of peace and hope, devolve into a squabble between out local tribes.








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Response to WillyT (Reply #16)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 09:46 PM

17. LOL!! local tribes??!! I actually married in the the Sacramentan, I'm a transplanted

Rancho cordovan, from the village near coloma and sunrise!

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Reply #10)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 09:31 PM

15. Roseville? You can count the number of black residents on one hand.

 

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Response to provis99 (Reply #15)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 09:47 PM

18. My brother is #4... Ain't it the truth...

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 09:01 PM

11. What a nice thing to do. And nice for the Christian Church to accept, too.

This is how it should be.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 09:09 PM

12. Thank you for this

Really. I was feeling pretty discouraged about our society all day. Reading this brought happy tears to my eyes.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 09:27 PM

14. Stories you won't hear on Faux News!! n/t

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 09:53 PM

19. Zounds!!!



- K&R

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 09:57 PM

20. Ecumenism! & Love one another! Be happy. Help. the Beloved Community!

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 10:08 PM

21. ...hee hee, someone's been to the town of Hell Michigan.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 10:13 PM

22. simply beautiful

walked telegraph today with Ty , got a bracelet and a few shirts

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Response to proud patriot (Reply #22)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 10:29 PM

24. OMG !!! - It's The Ghost From DU 2.0 Past !!!











How the hell ya doin ???




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Response to WillyT (Reply #24)

Mon Apr 9, 2012, 12:11 PM

31. BOO !

LOL good to see you my friend ... We'll have to get together soon.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 10:21 PM

23. The best of "Christian" values.

Good on 'em.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 10:52 PM

25. Ha! I know one of the members! She's a cool DJ friend of mine.

Told me all about it. Great story.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 11:02 PM

26. Now this is a great Easter story!

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 11:29 PM

27. What a gorgeous mosque.

And obviously filled with terrific people.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Apr 9, 2012, 08:52 AM

29. Cool! And that mosque looks like something out of Islamic Spain.

Cool building filled with cool folks!

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Apr 9, 2012, 09:03 AM

30. This is awesome.

Exactly how people should treat one another all the time.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Apr 9, 2012, 03:21 PM

33. K & R

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Apr 9, 2012, 07:59 PM

36. Very nice story.

Peace.

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