Posted by on September 10, 2010 in Blog

Tomorrow, PA Governor Ed Rendell and Religious leaders from various communities will "reaffirm the principles of religious tolerance, respect, and pluralism that are at the foundation of American freedom" by congregating outside Independence Hall in Philadelphia and reading verses from the Qur'an and US Constitution. If you are in the Philadelphia area, stop by and show your support.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Media Advisory – For Planning Purposes Only
Sept. 10, 2010

Governor Rendell to Participate in Public Assembly for Religious Tolerance

Harrisburg – Governor Edward G. Rendell will join representatives from several faiths and members of the public at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11, in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, to reaffirm the principles of religious tolerance, respect, and pluralism that are at the foundation of American freedom.  The Governor plans to speak on the rights of all Americans, as well as people everywhere in the world, to practice their faith.

Date/Time: Saturday, Sept. 11 – 6 p.m.
Location: North Side of Chestnut Street, between 5th and 6th Streets In Front of Independence Hall Philadelphia

Media contact: Gary Tuma, 717-783-1116

 


 

News for Immediate Release

Sept. 10, 2010

Governor Rendell Issues Proclamation Celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr

Harrisburg – Governor Edward G. Rendell today issued the following proclamation on the occasion of the Muslim holiday of Eid-ul-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan:

“As Governor of Pennsylvania, I join with the Muslim community in Pennsylvania, throughout the United States and throughout the world in celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr.
 
“Eid-ul-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, a holy month of fasting and prayer. It is a time of self-reflection focusing on the values that Muslims and people of all faiths share — charity, community, cooperation and compassion.  This year’s Eid is
also an occasion to reflect on the importance of religious tolerance, which unfortunately seems to be lacking.
 
“I can personally attest to the important role of Muslims in our Commonwealth. Muslims have served with distinction in all aspects of our communal and civic life and I am proud to have shared numerous Iftar meals (Breaking the Fast) at homes and Mosques.
 
“As we celebrate this Holiday, let us remember that Islam is just as American as Hinduism, Judaism and Christianity, and that William Penn founded our Commonwealth as bastion of tolerance.

Please accept my best and heartfelt wishes for a joyous Eid.

Eid Moubarek,
Edward G. Rendell
Governor of Pennsylvania

Media Contact: Gary Tuma; 717-783-1116

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Editor’s Note:  Governor Rendell will join representatives from several faiths and members of the public at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11, in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, to reaffirm the principles of religious tolerance, respect, and pluralism that are at the foundation of American freedom. The Governor plans to speak on the rights of all Americans, as well as people everywhere in the world, to practice their faith.

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