Interfaith prayer service in memory of lives lost in Charleston and Orlando


Monday, June 20, 5 pm

Islamic Center of America

19500 Ford Rd, Dearborn

We invite you to join us as faith leaders and congregations from across the metropolitan region gather at 5 p.m. Monday, June 20 at the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn for an interfaith prayer service in memory of the lives lost one year ago in Charleston, South Carolina and last week in Orlando, Florida. The event, which is free and open to the public, is being hosted by the Islamic Center of American and organized by the IFLC and a number of our community’s interfaith groups.

From IFLC Chairman Robert Bruttell:

“Respect for the fragility and importance of each human life is the responsibility and legacy of all faiths and religious traditions. It’s important that we remind ourselves of those values that bring us together at this time, as we mark the anniversary of the murders in Charleston and are still reeling from the murders in Orlando a week ago.

By joining together in prayer, we hope to demonstrate that we will not allow hatred and bigotry to divide us. Though these events challenge people of faith, and all good people in the region, we are coming together to reaffirm that our relationships with each will endure.”

From Islamic Center of America Chairman Jim Saffiedine:

“The great resilience of our Beloved Community, despite even the most egregious attempts to try to divide it, will endure. And these and any future attempts will likewise be met in solidarity.”