Magazine article Islamic Horizons

Faith Leaders Meet in Roundtable

Magazine article Islamic Horizons

Faith Leaders Meet in Roundtable

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THE CENTER FOR FAITH-BASED AND Neighborhood Partnerships, a community initiative of the D epartment of Veteran Affairs, hosted various faithbased communities at a Neighborhood Community Roundtable on Feb. 26. Representing the Muslim community were Rizwan Jaka, chair, Board of Trustees and co-chair, Interfaith/ Government/Media Committee, ADAMS; Ali Salar Khawaja, senior program manager, United States Army; Imam Talib Shareef, president and imam of the historic Nation's Mosque, Masjid Muhammad; Chaplain AbdulRashid Abdullah, Islamic Center Northern Virginia Scouting; and Abdul-Rasheed Muhammad, ISNA director, chaplain services and Islamic endorsing agent.

The featured speakers were led by Dr. David Shulkin, secretary, Department of Veteran Affairs. Other speakers were from various agencies within the department, such as the Veteran Health Administration, the Veteran Benefits Administration and the Veteran Cemetery Administration. …

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