Islamophobia Talk at Fairmont United Methodist Church

Fairmont United Methodist Church Hosts  Talk on Islamophobia

A talk titled “Challenging Racism and Islamophobia” was hosted by Raleigh-based Fairmont United Methodist Church on February 29, 2016. This talk was hosted by Social Justice Committee of Fairmont United Methodist Church. Manzoor Cheema, founding member of Muslims for Social Justice and Movement to End Racism and Islamophobia, spoke at the event. This talk explored roots of Islamophobia, its connection to racism and other forms of oppression and how to defeat this oppression. The talk was followed by a lively Q&A session.

About Fairmont United Methodist Church:
The name “Fairmont” was selected because the North Carolina State Fair was located in this neighborhood, 1873-1922. The fair’s second location, it was well away from town – just like State College!
The church was established because of students, who continue to be integral to our life. The Raleigh Wesley Foundation began in 1942, and is among the state’s longest standing campus ministries.
The church was established because of students, who continue to be integral to our life. The Raleigh Wesley Foundation began in 1942, and is among the state’s longest standing campus ministries.
Social Justice Work:
Our social justice team grew out of our self-study during 2007, our 70th anniversary year. We have worked together in three key areas:  mental health reform, public education in Wake  County, and are just beginning a more concerted effort at befriending the environment.
Source: http://www.fairmontumc.org/

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