Memphis Community holds annual Interfaith Dinner


Attendees of the interfaith dinner sit and listen to speakers. Photo by Azeem Sikander

Attendees of the interfaith dinner sit and listen to speakers.

Photo by Azeem Sikander

On June 3rd, Memphis Interfaith held its twelfth annual Interfaith Dinner at the Esplanade.

Members of the Muslim, Christian, Jewish, and Hindu communities were invited to partake in a celebration of religion and to learn more about each other’s cultures.

The guests filed into the building at 6 o’clock, exchanging pleasantries and getting to know each other before the night began. When everyone was finally seated, Sally and Sameer Mansour began introductions, followed by a recitation from the Holy Qur’an by Bilal Siddiq.

The theme of this year’s dinner was “Enrichment Through Selflessness,” and Reverend Gina Stewart, Rabbi Micah Greenstein, and Sheikh Yasir Qadhi all discussed their own interpretation of the subject and the importance of a shared community.