This NY church and mosque joined hands to make the Christmas brighter for the needy
The Christmas for dozens of struggling members of the Westbury community in New York turned happier and brighter as they received a warm welcome and a warm meal organized by the Westbury United Methodist Church in partnership with the Islamic Center of Long Island. Both the organizations even provided free health screening for the members.
“Love thy neighbor as thyself, that is what the Lord has called to all the faiths,” said Rev. Dr. Elon Sylvester of the Westbury United Methodist Church. “That is the highest ideal that we aspire to.”
“My faith also teaches me you take care of your neighbor,” said Imran Pasha of the Islamic Center of Long Island.
“We don’t see religion as a border, we see it as something that’s there to help,” said volunteer Khavi Ahmed. “I want to create a bond between all faiths. I think when it comes down to it we are all human.”