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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Muslim Women Religious Leaders from Morocco Visit U.S. to Highlight Pioneering Initiative to Promote Equality, Tolerance, & Faith

WASHINGTON, May 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This coming week, a delegation of mourchidates, women religious counselors from Morocco, will travel to the U.S. to highlight a revolutionary program that has begun training and certifying a select group of women every year to become mourchidates, who work alongside imams (traditional male religious leaders in Islam) to help empower and elevate the status of women throughout society, and promote a moderate, tolerant Islam.

During their stay, the mourchidates will participate in interfaith roundtables with American Jewish, Christian, and Muslim leaders to discuss their experiences and the role of women religious leaders and faith-based community partnerships in strengthening families and interfaith understanding. They will also meet with UN and U.S. Administration officials, Members of Congress, and attend religious services at mosques, synagogues, and churches.

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