Posted: Wednesday Sep 7, 2011
The Rev. Thomas M. Hart, O.S.B., left, assistant to the president for mission at Saint Vincent College, and Gouled Abdi Miganeh, a Saint Vincent College graduate student in operational excellence from the Republic of Djibouti in East Africa, attended the 17th Annual Humanity Day at the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh on the evening of August 20, marking the final days of the blessed month of Ramadan for Iftar, the breaking of the fast at sunset. The keynote speaker was Imam Ramez Islambouli, professor of Arabic and Islamic at Case Western Reserve University and president of Uqbah Mosque Foundation, Cleveland, who explored the provisions in the Islamic Law that guarantees the members of the public the right to safety and security in their homes and properties as well as honors the rights of neighbors in daily life. This year’s theme was “Duty to Your Neighbors: Excellence of Sharia Law in the Days of Turbulence.” As part of the Humanity Day program, the Center honored Bishop David A. Zubik, bishop of the Diocese of Pittsburgh; Lois Campbel, executive director of Pittsburgh interfaith Impact Network, Deborah Fidel, executive director of Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee, David J. Hickton, U.S. Attorney of the U.S. Department of Justice; and Rev. Glenn Grayson, pastor of Wesley Center African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church of Pittsburgh.
Photo: Rev. Thomas M. Hart, O.S.B., left, and Gouled Abdi Miganeh