Friendship Committee

The members of Rock Spring and the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center joined together for a memorable World Peace Sunday service on the anniversary of 9/11 on September 11, 2016.  We have hosted a World Peace Sunday with Dar Al-Hijrah each year since 2011.  Our congregations have developed a friendship that has included shared meals, educational sessions, movie nights, and joint service projects. The Friendship Committee is composed of members of both congregations who work together to plan these events. The committee is always open to newcomers who are interested in helping strengthen this relationship. http://www.hijrah.org/ns/ 

Watch 2016 World Peace Sunday service with Rock Spring UCC, Dar Al-Hijrah, and Temple Rodef Shalom congregations.

Contact: 

Kathy Dwyer
703.531.7078

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by Laura Martin

The reality is that I too have

Authored your pain.

I laid a blank piece of paper down

When you needed me to respond.

I chose the shortcut.

I learned complicity,

Learned to move quietly in my privilege,

Learned to let the doors open for me

Before walked inside.

I inherited fear

And did not unlearn it.

In fight or flight, I flew.

I confess all this.

And I commit to hearing

The raw stories,

To letting your vulnerability

Chafe me.