Some of those who attended the dinner, including Albemarle County Supervisor Rick Randolph, say these interfaith events are especially important in a time when Muslims face discrimination across the nation.
“I think those of us, especially that are elected to public office, we have a responsibility to show that’s not the true America. That’s not why we view ourselves as Americans,” said Randolph.
The goal of these Rumi Forum dinners is to foster intercultural and interfaith dialogue. Through that conversation, the forum hopes to create understanding and peace.
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