Community Cares plans second forum at Farmington Hills mosque

Following a successful inaugural gathering in August, Community Cares Network will host a September 21 dialogue led by local religious leaders.

Held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 pm. at the Muslim Community Mosque, 35700 W. 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills (west of Drake), “Following the Principles of our Faiths to Embrace Diversity” will focus on how beliefs and practice of faith help people to learn about each other, to solve problems together, and to appreciate diverse cultural traditions.

At the first event, held August 17, 70 attendees listened to five youth leaders. The teens shared how their perspectives on race, gender, violence and other important issues shape their views of what we can and should do to make a difference in our community and our world.

A third event, Unity Through Leadership, will include a dialogue with leaders about how the Farmington/Farmington Hills community is dealing with diversity, its challenges and opportunities, successes and areas of concern. It will be held October 19, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m., at Birmingham Temple, 28611 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills.

Community Cares Network is comprised of concerned residents living in Farmington and Farmington Hills who believe that when citizens of goodwill come together to hear each other’s voices, to listen to each other’s concerns and to work together toward solving the problems that divide us, only then can we assure that our communities remain open and welcoming to everyone – no matter race, religion, gender, economic status, or place of birth.

Press release