For opening its doors to its Muslim neighbors, Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Alexandria was featured on “The Daily Show with John Stewart.” Rev. Perry, an EMS grad and lead pastor at Aldersgate UM Church, and Baig, vice president of Islamic Circle of North America, will talk about their controversial experience of crossing boundaries to build relationships.
Rev. Perry grew up in Harrisonburg. He graduated from JMU where he majored in Philosophy and Religion, received an MDiv degree from EMS and a DMin from Wesley Theological seminary in Washington, D.C. He began serving churches while in college. He’s served Stanley Church in Page County, Keezletown Church in Rockingham County, Gordonsville and Barboursville churches in Orange County near Charlottesville and Woodlake Church in the Richmond suburbs.
Naeem Baig is Vice President for Public Affairs at the Islamic Circle of North America. Established in 1968, the Islamic Circle of North America was a response to the growing need for a supportive Muslim community in North America. ICNA has worked to establish connections between Islam and the public, collaborating with numerous Muslim organizations to reach this end. ICNA also works closely with many national interfaith organizations for the betterment of society.
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