Deseret News: "Mormons, Muslims work together to help refugees" - Islamic Relief USA

Deseret News: "Mormons, Muslims work together to help refugees" - IRUSA - InTheNewsThe following is an excerpt from an article posted in the Deseret News in April 2017:  

“NEW YORK CITY — An LDS Church leader reaffirmed the faith’s commitment to working with religious groups and other agencies to provide humanitarian aid and help refugees around the world in a meeting at the United Nations Thursday.

LDS Charities organized the event that brought together Islamic Relief USA, Episcopal Migration Ministries, UNICEF, the State Department and a resettled Afghani refugee as part of the U.N.’s Focus on Faith series. The discussion centered on the role of religious organizations in refugee assistance and resettlement. About 700 people attended.

Left on its own, Sister Bingham said, LDS Charities, the worldwide humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, would have limited impact.

“When we reach out to other faith-based organizations, there is a certain affinity — a shared language, a common motivation — that allows our resources to complement each other. Our common purpose lends power to our work,” she said.

Anwar Khan, CEO of Islamic Relief USA, said people are surprised to learn that LDS Charities was his organization’s first interfaith partner.

“It’s not what people expect. That’s cool. We get to change the way that people think,” he said. ”


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