Transforming Holy Places

January 15, 2017 - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM


As programming for our current exhibition, In God’s House, please join us for an evening chronicling the transformation of one Christian church into a Islamic mosque. In the Syracuse North side neighborhood, what was once Holy Trinity Church has become Masjid Isa Ibn Maryam, which translates to Mosque of Jesus Son of Mary. The transformation was not an easy one but through patience, community leadership and neighborly outreach, the Christian and Islamic neighbors have found a way to embrace each others beliefs and differences.

The event is a presentation from an invited panel of both original church and current mosque members including; Toni Franklin, who was a former parishioner of Holy Trinity, Yusuf Soule,  Executive Director of the North Side Learning Center (the entity that purchased the 501 Park Street campus) and Father John Rose, pastor of St Vincent de Paul Church on Hawley Avenue (a multi-cultural urban parish), Director of Christ the King Retreat House and Conference Center and a member of the Interfaith Works Roundtable. Join us as they tell the story of how they got from there to here.

The evening discussion will be facilitated by Beth Broadway, the President and CEO of Interfaith Works.  Read More

Free to the Public