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Building Peaceful Bridges is a nonprofit organization supporting people of all faiths whose mission is to foster multicultural relationships by assisting in the integration of newcomers into American society and educating communities on the challenges facing newcomer populations through their stories.
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BPB All-Faiths Iftar Dinner
On April 15th, BPB hosted an amazing evening of friendship, conversation and breaking bread together. A testament to the power of unity and harmony. We came together to share our traditions and learn from one another. We are so grateful to Pastor Gilmore and all of the staff at Winnetka Presbyterian Church who graciously provided the beautiful space for us to host an Iftar Dinner. Seeing all of the families together, laughing, eating and meeting new friends was especially gratifying. The children’s smiles were so heartfelt. According to a few of the children, it was “one of the best nights of my life.”
Thank you to The Nair Family for sponsoring the dinner. Their support of BPB’s vision of “bridging the hearts and minds of all people” has benefited our newcomers.
Wonderful to have all Abrahamic faiths present – thank you to Iman Irfan, Rabbi Bruce and Bob Turner from Hakafa Synagogue and Father Lara from St. Catherine Laboure Church.
Hamid and family created a delicious Afghan meal which all raved about – Thank you!
As Iman Irfan said: “Let us embrace the values of love, tolerance and understanding that are at the heart of all faiths and cultures.”
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Building Peaceful Bridges is a 501(c)(3) organization. EIN: 83-2282738.
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