The Islamic Community Center of Phoenix (ICCP) will be the topic of the free Faces of Diversity Brown Bag series from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16, at Phoenix City Council Chambers, 200 W. Jefferson St. , where Usama Shami, who is president of the ICCP, will share a brief overview of Islam and discuss the public services provided at the ICCP.
According to estimates, Islam in the United States is a minority religion, practiced by 2 percent of the total population. American Muslims come from various backgrounds and are alleged to be one of the most racially diverse religious groups in the Unites States, according to a 2009 Gallup poll as mentioned on the statement released on Saturday, January 10. Members of the ICCP represent more than 30 nationalities. There was no information included to signal how race or nationality was important to faith itself.
The ICCP was formed in 1983 by Muslim residents. The mosque is opened for daily prayer and sponsors weekend study circles. ICCP is always seeking dedicated individuals to help offer services in education, interfaith, community development, youth activities, technology, etc.
The free event is co-sponsored by the Phoenix Human Relations Commission and the city’s Equal Opportunity Department. The Faces of Diversity series features dynamic people telling their stories about diversity. Bring your lunch and enjoy a cultural experience.
No reservation is needed. For more information, call 602-262-7716 or 602-534-1557/TTY