NEW YORK (AP/CBS 2) — A minister, a rabbi and the imam behind an effort to build an Islamic center near the World Trade Center plan to hold an ecumenical Thanksgiving prayer service together on Wednesday.
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf will be joined at the 1 p.m. service by The Rev. James Alexander Forbes, of The Riverside Church, and Rabbi Burton Visotzky, a professor at the Jewish Theological Seminary.READ MORE: FBI Executes Search Warrant At Home Of Gabby Petito's Fiancé Brian Laundrie
Organizers say the event is intended to “promote tolerance and engagement between faith communities in the greater New York City region.”READ MORE: Yonkers Police: 2 Men Dead After One Jumps Off Building And Hits The Other 12 Stories Below
The prayer service will be held inside the former clothing store that is to be torn down to make way for the community center.MORE NEWS: New York City Public Schools To Increase COVID Testing, Relax Quarantine Rules
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