Source: Northern Star
On February 17, 2005 the Northern Star reported, "in its discussion panel Wednesday night, the Muslim Student Association sought to build bridges between Islamic and Christian faiths. The panel, titled 'Building Bridges Between Neighbors,' addressed a need for education and unity of faiths to coincide with Muslim Awareness Week. Keynote speakers included Rita Root, reverend for the Federated Church of Sycamore, and Karen Danielson, head of public education and outreach for the Muslim American Society in Chicago. They spoke to an audience of about 30 students and DeKalb residents in the Holmes Student Center’s Lincoln Room. The panel began with a traditional Muslim prayer read from the Qur’an, then led to presentations from both panelists. The two speakers presented for about 40 minutes, then led into a question and answer session."