Tea time for peace

Christians and Muslims gathered for tea and conversation at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Westlake.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Westlake Porter Public Library, CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations), St. Ladislas Catholic Church and WCMA (West Cleveland Muslim Association) hosted "Tea Time for Peace," an interfaith and larger community dialogue with the focus on getting to know your Muslim neighbor better. It was held at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Westlake on Dec. 4.

Christians and Muslims alike took a brave and hospitable step in a time so fraught with controversy and fear. Over 100 guests gathered together for the chance to have tea, snacks and conversation with neighbors from diverse communities that may not have otherwise had a chance to come together. 

The evening was filled with warmth and laughter as neighbors got to know each other and launched new friendships.

Susan Iceman

A Lutheran church located in Westlake.

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Volume 11, Issue 24, Posted 10:19 AM, 12.17.2019