2 faiths work to build Friendship Park - Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

2 faiths work to build Friendship Park

CORDOVA, Tenn. (AP) - Congregations from two different faiths are coming together in Cordova to build a park.

The Commercial Appeal (http://bit.ly/R4NKv8) reports that Dr. Bashar Shala, who is chairman of the Memphis Islamic Center, and the Rev. Steve Stone, who is pastor of Heartsong Church, are uniting on the project to be called Friendship Park.

The men became friends two years ago and joined together to form the Memphis Friendship Foundation. They say the park is the foundation's first project and hope that it will become a lasting testament to the friendship between a church and a mosque.

Stone says they hope to "make the world a little safer and a little more joyful."


Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com

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