Radio News Wrapper: Tributes Pour in for Voorhees Muslim Leader and Interfaith Dialogue Advocate Zia Rahman, Who Died This Week

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Tributes are pouring in from the interfaith dialogue community for Voorhees resident Zia Rahman, who led the successful establishment of a mosquein Voorhees and helped to build an interfaith dialogue among Muslims, Jews, and Roman Catholics. Rahman died this week after a long battle with cancer.

In this radio wrapper report, Steve Lubetkin speaks with three leaders of the interfaith dialogue group about Rahman’s legacy for relations among the three Abrahamic faiths.

Included in the report is an excerpt from a 2008 interview with Rahman after the signing of a historic agreement of understanding between the South Jersey Muslim community and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden.

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South Jersey Catholic and Muslim Communities sign Letter of Cooperation and Understanding

In photo, Zia Rahman, right, points out features of the Muslim mosque in Voorhees to Most Rev. Bishop Joseph Galante, of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden. More photos from the Catholic-Muslim ceremony are here. You can watch a complete video report on the ceremony with comments from participants on our video feed here.

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