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0 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana October 23, 1987 Mosque Islamic community hopes for positive dialogue with Church By MARY ANN HUGHES Message Staff Writer In the shadows of St. Benedict Church, and half hid- den by fall folliage, there is a newly-constructed brick building on Evansville's near East side. As city traffic rushes by, workmen are busy putting the finishing touches on the building, which will serve as a place of worship for about 25 Islamic families in the Evansville area. This mosque is the culmina- tion of several years of battle that the Evansville Islamic com- munity has had to fight to have a location approved for a mos- que. Since 1985, the communi- ty has been worshipping in a room provided at the University of Evansville, according to Dr. M. Hussain, treasurer of the North American Islamic Trust. He said the mosque will serve the spiritual needs of the Islamic 25 families in the Evansville community, as well as 50 to 60 students attending the University of Evansville and the University of Southern Indiana. Dr. Hnssain said his com- munity is "pleased to be next to a church." "We hope this will generate a dialogue with the Catholic Church that will be positive -- and we hope to have a good relationship with all our neighbors." NORTH AMERICAN ISLAMIC TRUST MOSQUE Archbishop, Dalai Lama join in prayer for peace By MARK ZIMMERMANN NC News Service WASHINGTON {NC} -- While the world's major religions are fundamentally dif- ferent, their main message is the same, the Dalai Lama said at an interfaith prayer service in Washington in September. The Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibet's Buddhists, joined Washington Archbishop James A. Hickey and about 1,000 participants in "Exten- ding the Spirit of Assisi," an ecumenical prayer service for peace at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The event was co-sponsored by the archdiocese, the shrine Essay contest The Office of Evangeliza- tion for the Diocese of. Evansville is sponsoring an essay contest that is open to all high school students. Essays should answer this question: "How Do I Share Christ In My Daily Life With Others?" Papers should be approximately 500 words in length. Send completed essays to the Evangelization Office, P.O. Box 4169, Evansville, IN 47711. Please include name, address and telephone number. Deadline for entries is Saturday, Nov. 7. First prize is $100; second prize is $50. In addition, four $25 awards will be given away. Winners will be notified o  or before Nov. 16. - HUNINGBURG BueE ars I.G.A. "The Thr rty Housewife's Sourcq!iof Savings" QUALrI FOODS, MEATS HUN'J'INGBURG Compliments Nass & Son Inc. FUNERAL HOME Huntlngburg, Ind. and the School of Religious Studies at The Catholic Univer- sity of America. Thousands of votive candles flickered in the shrine's side altars as the Buddhist leader and the archbishop slowly filed in, preceded by 20 Knights of Columbus and Knights of St. John in capes and plumed hats and by eight Buddhist monks in brown or maroon robes. "Be a good human being. Be a honest human being. Be a warmhearted person. Every (religion) teaches us love, com- passion and forgiveness," said the Dalai Lama, whose name means "Ocean of Wisdom." Without inner peace, the NEIDIG Dalai Lama said, world peace is very difficult to attain. "A real foundation of that inner peace is love, kindness and forgiveness." He said that the chances for peace were greater when the world's religions took steps to increase "mutual understan- ding and respect." Then, "there is greater possibility to contribute to peace of mind and peace of the world," said the 52-year-old Buddhist leader. Archbishop Hickey, in welcoming the Dalai Lama, praised him for joining Pope John Paul II and other religious leaders in a world day of prayer for peace last October in Assisi, Italy. "Tonight with you as our guest, we are endeavoring to prolong the spirit of Assisi and to pray with you that the world be transformed through peace and prayer into a place of universal friendship," the arch- bishop said. Peace, Archbishop Hickey said, is a divine gift that people of different faiths must work in ! FAMILY i, PHARMACY Medical Arts Pharmacy 3700 Bellemeade Avenue Phone 477-1532 Donald Gutzweiler CRy-Wide Delivery Duncan's Riverside Pharmacy Pr=cdptSon SerV DmlS Matla=im== - "We Deawx" Corner Riverside and Governor Evansville 4-9981 Newburgh Pharmacy BILL REINE, Pharmacist Complete Presodptlon Service and I.kmlth Supplies Phone 853-6166 PAUL'S Pharmacy Paul Mayor, Owner 2170 W. 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Keeler of Harrisburg, Pa., chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs. It also in- cluded a Buddhist prayer for peace chanted by a Buddhist monk. The service opened with the haunting whine of a Tibetan oboe and included solemn organ renditions of Christian hymns. NINE DAY FLORIDA TOURS From Evansville, Indiana St. Augustine Mission De Nombre Dies Disneyworld Daytona One of the tour host, Father Joseph Thoonkuzhy, Chaplain, St. Mary Hospital, Centralia, IL 9 day Palm Tour for $468 from Evansville, Indiana. You will visit Shrine of Our Lady of LeLeche, Mission de Nombre Dies, St. Augustine, Disneyworld, Daytona Beach, Marineland and other sights in Florida. Fare includes: motels, 3 meals a day, sightseeing and transportation by comfortable motor coach. Sponsored by Golden Frontier, Catholic Shrine Pilgrimage, Inc. for adults. Your first step In going is to send in this coupon for brochure. Phone (618) 234-1445. 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