Religious leaders join hands to take on worldwide woes – Nur Amersi on interfaith mission

By K. Connie Kang, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

Christians, Jews and a Muslim from the Los Angeles area who went on a study trip to Rome, the Vatican and Jerusalem say they have to work together to fight hunger, disease and violence.

Religious leaders should lead the way in solving the world’s persistent problems, such as hunger, disease and violence, by reaching out to — and working with — people of other faiths, Los Angeles area Christian, Muslim and Jewish leaders say.


Nur Amersi, the lone Muslim in the delegation, said the group’s effort is an example of what is possible. “We became a family,” said Amersi, executive director of the Afghanistan World Foundation’s Los Angeles office.

Complete at the source: Los Angeles Times

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