Saturday, January 31, 2015

Marvelous Muslim volunteers

I had a wonderful encounter yesterday afternoon with a group of Muslim volunteers at Second Harvest Heartland.  Twenty plus students carpooled over from the University of Minnesota to help us pack over 1,000 one pound bags of pecans.  They were part of the Al-Madinah Cultural Center.  These students were friendly, courteous and fun loving.  After a few hours of volunteering they gathered together for evening prayers before heading back to the U of M.  This group was a great reminder for me of how the violent extremist groups of Muslims around the world misrepresent the greater body of Muslims who are respectful of others and peace loving.

The Al-Madinah Center's mission is to create better understanding and appreciation for the diverse culture of Islam through educational, social and community activities at the University of Minnesota.

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