June 1, 2023 | Kailey Truczinskas
The Interfaith Build project officially began in January 2022. In an amazing display of unity, volunteers from the Muslim Community Center, Islamic Society of Greater Charlotte, Sikh Community, Church of Latter-Day Saints, The Park Church, and CN Jenkins Memorial Presbyterian Church came together to complete the home over the course of several build days.
The dedication itself was also a powerful demonstration of the faith community coming together. Imam John Ederer of the Muslim Community Center (pictured here on the right) provided the prayers and devotion, adding the dedication to the Arale family’s Ramadan celebrations. Congregants of The Park Church provided lunch to everyone present, including packaged Iftar meals for those fasting during this sacred month. Volunteers from the Sikh Community worked through the heat to get the finishing touches complete on the home. Together, folks from the Muslim, Christian, and Sikh faiths honored and celebrated the Arale family, illustrating what is possible in an interfaith community.