Sept. 12, 2011: Caravan of Reconciliation goes to Washington

After a full day of 9/11 interfaith services and discussions in Pennsylvania and Maryland, our morning yesterday in Washington D.C. began with a quick stop on the steps of the U.S. Capitol building. Joining us was a delegation of Egyptian imams and students, led by CBB advisor, Imam Bashar Arafat. Paul Monteiro, associate director of The White House Office of Public Engagement, listened to Imam Yahya Hendi presented our letter to President Obama. Rev. Patrick Conroy, Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives, also gave us a blessing for our journey. The clear, sunny blue sky was the perfect backdrop to our gathering on the Capitol steps and Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the Tidal Basin. (Photos by Rev. Steven Martin).

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