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When: Tuesday, February 16
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: UU Church of Worcester
90 Holden St
Worcester, Massachusetts  01604-3411
United States

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Linking Communities of Faith: Building Love and Compassion in an Age of Mistrust

A panel discussion featuring members of the New England Islamic community sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Worcester, 90 Holden Street in Worcester, MA. The meeting will be in the church Fellowship Hall on Tuesday, February 16, from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.

Asima Silva is an Indian American who graduated from Wachusett Regional High School. She obtained her undergrad and graduate degrees at WPI in Computer Science. She is a software engineer and Master Inventor for IBM and is the co-founder and Director of Outreach for

Ellyn Sayers is a very recent American convert. She obtained an undergraduate degree in Microbiology from the University of New Hampshire and a graduate degree in Regulatory Affairs from Northeastern University. She is a Quality Assurance Manager for Bristol-Myers Squibb, certified Spin instructor, marathoner and avid fitness enthusiast and proud mother of two children.

Ahmad Abojaradeh is a recent WPI grad and current Worcester resident who is the co-founder and Director of Mental Health for Muslim Community Link, A Global Compliance Engineer for Avery Dennison, a Peer Support Specialist and a Novelist.

Madeline Errishi, known by her nickname, Dina. She is an American convert and has been a Muslim for the last 23 years. She was raised in upstate New York in a Roman Catholic family, but she has been living in Massachusetts since 1987. She is married and has a daughter and two sons.

Imam Abdul Latif is the resident Imam at the Islamic Center of Rhode Island in Providence and also a Chaplain for the state of Massachusetts Department of Corrections. He accepted Islam about 20 years ago and traveled extensively in the Middle East to study Islam and the Arabic language.

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