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Making friends over dinner

Alaska congregation hosts inter-religious potluck

Christ Lutheran Church, Fairbanks, Alaska, in April hosted a potluck between Christian and Muslim communities.

The crowd — including teachers, students, lawyers and religious leaders — discussed everything from the conflict in Libya to gas prices, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.

Christ Lutheran Church, Fairbanks,
Christ Lutheran Church, Fairbanks, Alaska, in April hosted a potluck between Christian and Muslim communities.

"This is what world peace looks like, if you could look at it. This is the picture," member George Riley said.

Those who attended are originally from Kuwait, Egypt, Nigeria, the Sudan, Alaska, Pennsylvania, New York and the Midwest.

The menu included saffron rice, Scottish shortbread, smoked salmon and banana Jell-O.


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