October 20, 2015
Islamic Center turns 20
Service. Diversity. Community. These are three of the values heralded by The Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati as they celebrate their 20th year in Cincinnati USA. Special guest Ebrahim Rasool, Former Ambassador to South America and Georgetown University Scholar in Residence, will join us for services, and a dinner on Sunday, November 8 at the beautiful new venue of Centre Park of West Chester.
“The Islamic Center,” offers Shakila Ahmad, President of the Board, “prides itself as much more than a place of worship. Since our opening on November 9, 1995, we have come to be known as an organization built on strong interfaith relations, cross-cultural understanding and service to one and all. Greater Cincinnati Muslims of all ethnicities and backgrounds gather here to pray, socialize and learn. The larger community turns to us as a trusted source of accurate information on Islam and Muslims. Our doors are always open to our neighbors, and many who have walked in once have come back several times.
She continues, “Over the past 20 years, we have successfully sought and discovered different ways of collaborating with our fellow Americans of other faiths and with the area’s diverse educational, professional and civic groups. Our anniversary celebration weekend will help us continue to develop new partnerships, based on mutual understanding and shared values.”
“This celebration will also give us an opportunity to appreciate and recognize key business and civic leadership in our community for their values of diversity and service contributing to the success and well being of all in our region. Those being recognized include Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Xavier University, West/Chester Liberty Chamber Alliance, and the Center's Pioneers. We will be honored by all those who can join us.”
For further information, contact Shabana Shakir-Ahmed, 20th Anniversary Co-Chair, here.