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CDI Bridges

The bridges already exist. Let's CROSS them!

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About the project

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Diversity and Inclusion   Education/Learning Environment  


Contact: TBD ; Email: TBD ; Phone: TBD

Lead Organization: Community Interfaith Dialogue on Islam (CIDI)

Collaborators: Community Interfaith Dialogue on Islam (CIDI) ; Diversity Council

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One of the goals of CIDI is to not only educate, but to also be educated.  CIDI aims to step foot in as many places of worship as possible in Rochester and beyond.  The purpose is to observe the practices of others for better understanding of our neighbors.   CIDI will demonstrate the true tolerance of Islam and encourage all those of faith to take pride in their beliefs.  We hopes to be welcomed at your place of worship or spirituality!

The Arabic word in the Qur’an taqwa means "God-consciousness".  This concept of taqwa is also embedded in other traditions.  Enabling a positive and respectful mentality can exist through a remembrance of a higher power and being accountable for our actions.  CIDI hopes to explore how our common notion of taqwa can keep the doors of dialogue open.

Every CIDI Bridges stop is coordinated ahead of time with each place of worship.





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