Exploring religious tolerance

October 17, 2010 | 5:55 p.m. CDT
Taha Hamedduddin, right, from the Islamic Center holds the megaphone for Shakir Hamoodi, the former president of the Islamic Center, as he gives an opening prayer during the Interfaith Community Picnic at Flat Branch Park on Sunday afternoon as a crowd of onlookers watch. Those in attendance were invited after the opening prayer to sit with someone of a different faith and discuss topics such as religious tolerance and working together as a community. The participants were encouraged to embrace their faith as well as be open to others.

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