Groundbreaking D/FW Hospital Chaplain's Meeting at ICI - Saturday, Jan. 26 2013
This past Saturday, January 26, Islamic Center of Irving Outreach/Da'wah held a meeting which was the first of it's kind in Dallas/Fort Worth area: a meeting of hospital chaplains and chaplain department heads around D/FW to learn about caring for the Muslim patient, and what ways we, the Muslim community, can assist them in serving Muslim patients.
ICI Outreach presented on its efforts to reach out to local hospitals to provide support for Muslim patients. Islamic Speakers' Bureau -D/FW presented on caring for the Muslim patient. A round table discussion was held afterwards with chaplains, Imams, and other Muslim guests.
Parkland Hospital, Baylor Medical Center at Irving, Texas Harris Methodist - Fort Worth, Children's Medical Center at Dallas, JPS network were just some of the hospitals with chaplain representatives in attendance.
Attached are pictures from the event. JazakaAllahu khair to the support you give to ICI dawah in helping us to fulfill our mission of building bridges towards the establishment of Islam in America.
A special thanks to Imam Yaser Birjas, Imam Moujahed Backhach and ISB-DFW (isb-dfw.org) for their attendance and participation.
Below is feedback received from some chaplains in attendance in regards to the meeting:
- Please accept my gratitude for your gracious hospitality during the DFW Chaplains’ Meeting on Saturday, January 26. The presentations were very helpful to my hospital ministry. I look forward to deepening the professional relationships that you have initiated.
- Thank you so much for your hospitality, your kindness and your energy for providing spiritual support to Muslim patients and families in the DFW area—as well as to the Chaplains that serve them while they are in the hospital. I am so grateful for you outreach and believe that your leadership will create the template and the model for many other faith groups to organize and reach out to those in their communities. Thank you!
- Thank you so much for hosting the very informative breakfast workshop. The hospitality, information and organization could not have been better. I learned a lot.