Islamic Group Hosts Interfaith Dinner

December 18, 2009

Author: Mirko Petricevic

Source: The Record

With Arabic script regarding the Prophet Muhammad and his son-in-law Ali hanging over each shoulder, Bob Chodos leaned forward Friday afternoon and lit a row of colourful candles seated on a tiny menorah.

Onlookers, among more than 50 people gathered in the audience, included Muslims and Christians from more than a handful of faith traditions.

That fact that Chodos, a member of Temple Shalom Reform synagogue in Waterloo, chose to light the miniature menorah on the second last day of Hanukkah in a Shiite Muslim prayer room might prompt some head scratching.