Interfaith Roundtable supports Islamic Cultural Center

While opponents of the proposed Islamic Cultural Center near Ground Zero in New York City have stepped up their fight against the building, members of the Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable issued a statement in support of Muslims and the proposed center.

The Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable is made up of about 150 people of different faiths who first came together to serve as chaplains for the athletes participating in the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. They stayed together to promote understanding and tolerance of the different faiths in Utah with events like their annual Interfaith Concert.

Wednesday, the members said they stand united against anti-Muslim sentiment that has emerged throughout the country, specifically the Florida pastor who wanted to burn copies of the Quran. They believe the Islamic Cultural Center in New York City will be a place of peace.

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