Showing posts from May, 2011

Cross Cultural Connections

Zia Ulla Khan Yesterday my colleague Peg and I journeyed to Halifax to meet with Ziaullah Khan, the Director of the  Centre for Islamic Development .   About a year ago Zia started serving as the Muslim Imam for the Atlantic region and regularly visits the inmates at Springhill who are seekers after the Islamic faith.  We have shared many conversations and meals around the table at Spring House (thank you Millie) and worked together to address some of the issues that face our Muslim brothers who are incarcerated. Zia is such a generous soul.  He has a great sense of humour and a heart for the disenfranchised.  It was a gift to spend time with him in his context and learn of his work with the Muslim Community.  After a tour of the Centre, before taking us to a wonderful middle eastern restaurant for lunch we dropped by the Chebucto Mosque and were given a tour of the yet to be completed building.  Simply stated, it is huge!!!  It blends in beautifully with the surrounding archite