Fox Valley Muslim leader to speak at Covenant renewal
Ceremony scheduled Nov. 18
By Sara Eliasen
Salman Aziz, spiritual leader of the Fox Valley Muslim community, will discuss the Muslim faith and culture at the 10th annual renewal of the Covenant between the Green Bay Diocese and three Protestant churches.
Aziz, who also is president of Integrated Paper Services Inc., will speak at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, De Pere. Dr. Robert Kramer, professor of Middle Eastern History at St. Norbert College, DePere, will monitor a question-and-answer session after the presentation.
The goal of the presentation, which is open to the public, is to foster understanding and brotherhood between local Christians and Muslims. Sponsors are the Green Bay Diocese, the Episcopal Diocese of Fond du Lac, the East Central Synod of Wisconsin ELCA and the Winnebago and Nicolet Districts of the Wisconsin Conference of the United Methodist Church.
In the covenant, the religious leaders of the churches agreed to "work together for the common good and for peace and justice as an essential response to the Gospel."
Bp. Robert Banks, Bp. Russell Jacobus of the Episcopal Diocese of Fond du Lac, Bp. James Justman of the East Central Synod of Wisconsin ELCA, and the Revs. Stephen Polster and Hee-Soo Jung, superintendents of the Winnebago and Nicolet Districts of the Wisconsin Conference of the United Methodist Church will attend.
Refreshments will be provided.