Church in California holds Easter services at Mosque
When a Sacramento Christian church found itself without a place to hold its Easter services, the church's leaders came up with what some may call an unconventional solution. They asked a local mosque for help.
(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - When a Sacramento Christian church found itself without a place to hold its Easter services, the church's leaders came up with what some may call an unconventional solution. They asked a local mosque for help.
FOX 40 reports The Spiritual Life Center was unable to renew their lease last week, leaving the congregation homeless right before one of the most important holidays in the Christian faith.
So, the leaders of the church reached out to the leaders of Sacramento Area League of Associated Muslims (SALAM), asking if they would be willing to let them use their mosque for their Easter Sunday services.
The leaders of SALAM agreed, and The Spiritual Life Center held its Sunday Easter services in the mosque.
Leaders of both religious groups say they hope that by coming together, they can promote peace and understanding between the faiths.
"I am so grateful to their open-heartedness and their generosity and really living and demonstrating the spirit of Islam, which is peace," said Rev. Michael Moran of The Spiritual Life Center.
Dr. Irfan Haq of SALAM said he also hoped to promote peace by offering up their worship space.
“We are all children of Abraham," he said. "We need to create a better world, a world of peace, a world of love; and a way people accept each other, enjoy each other, interact with one another, and build a better planet."