Thursday, 9 July 2015

How American Muslims Are Helping Black Churches Rebuild After Spate Of Fires

“ALL houses of worship are sanctuaries, a place where all should feel safe, a place we can seek refuge when the world is too much to bear,” the campaign organizers wrote on their fundraising page. “We want for others what we want for ourselves: the right to worship without intimidation, the right to safety, and the right to property.”
Source HERE 
When Faatimah Knight reached out to her Muslim friends and acquaintances to try and help black churches that had been destroyed by fire, she had no idea how much they could collect.
Today, they have managed to raise just under $30,000 - money that will be used to help up to seven churches that were destroyed in the American south in the aftermath of the Charleston shooting and the campaign against the Confederate flag.
"We have been overwhelmed by how generous people have been," Ms Knight, 23, told The Independent. "We will stop it today...We will figure out how to distribute the money."
Source: Meet the muslim student, Faatimah Knight who raised $30,000 to help fix black churches destroyed by fire

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