Rhoda Masjid Sacred Spaces: An Essential Service?

A conversation between Father Andrew Bennett and Shaykh Hamdi Ben Aissa about the importance of sacred spaces and their role in providing essential services.

The past few years have been quite difficult for all of us. Faced with so much uncertainty and isolation, many people were unable to access the services that matter to them. What makes a service essential?

Join Shaykh Hamdi Ben Aissa in conversation with Father Deacon Andrew Bennett as they explore why places of worship (masjids, churches, synagogues, temples) are essential services. Shaykh Hamdi Ben Aissa and Father Deacon Andrew Bennett will draw on the rich Islamic and Christian traditions to explore the role that houses of worship continue to play in civil society and they will examine the long-lasting impact closing such spaces has on individuals and communities.

Location: Roser Hall, 2871 St Joseph Blvd, Orleans

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