Welcome to the
Muslim Coalition of Connecticut
"Building Bridges in the Community"
PRESS RELEASE September 2, 2016
This September, Muslims across the world will observe Eid-ul-Adha, or the “Festival of Sacrifice.” Muslims follow the lunar calendar and the first day of Eid may fall on either September 11 or September 12 depending on the sighting of the moon. This sacred holiday follows the annual pilgrimage to the Islamic holy city of Mecca, and commemorates the Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son, as an act of submission to God's Decree, before God intervened, demonstrating that it is a sin to take human life, especially in His name.
We reflect upon this message in light of the 15th year anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Centers and all of the human tragedy that followed, both at home and abroad. We at the Muslim Coalition of Connecticut strongly reaffirm our commitment to building bridges in our statewide community. Through peaceful dialogue and mutual cooperation, we continue to value and respect each other as members belonging to the same great diverse nation that's rich in race, culture, and religious practice.
We stand united with our interfaith community in support of the fight against religious extremism, discrimination, and the spread of fear through hatred, in all of its manifestations.
Muslim Coalition of Connecticut is a non-profit organization based in Bloomfield, Connecticut. Its mission is to promote a peaceful understanding of Islam and to encourage dialogue between Muslims and people of all faiths and backgrounds.
TOWEL DRIVE NOW til January 16, 2017
We will be collecting new bath towels from now til Martin Luther King Jr Day which is the National Day of Service. If you would like to collect towels at your center please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. New bath towels are a specific need for shelters in our area. This is the one item given to those in shelters for each person to keep for themselves. Last year we collected over 800 towels and distributed them to 5 different shelters and organizations that assist the homeless as well as refugee families. LINK
SHELTER SERVE January 7, 2017
We will be serving lunch at Mercy Shelter. If you would like to serve, cook or both please contact us. Please check this link for further details. If you would like to participate please contact: email@example.com. Hours serving at the shelter can be used towards community service hours (high school students) so please bring your forms in for confirmation signatures.