Sunday, August 21, 2011
merry 'chrislam'?: tennessee church lends sanctuary to local muslims
from beliefnet: A Tennessee pastor startled his neighborhood, his congregation and local Muslims when he invited the local Islamic community to celebrate Ramadan inside his church. Their own cultural center was under construction nearby. So, Pastor Steve Stone offered the main sanctuary at his 550-member Heartsong Church in Cordova, a Memphis suburb, as a place for Muslim faithful to pray during the holy week of Ramadan 2010. It sparked an unusual alliance that’s still strong a year later, reports National Public Radio.