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Early Morning Understanding 18 May , 2011

Faith community members from Great Falls, Reston, Herndon and beyond gathered at Great Falls Assisted Living in Herndon Saturday morning for a morning of interfaith dialogue.

Reverend Nancy Childress of the Great Falls United Methodist Church helped organize the event on behalf of the Great Falls Ecumenical Council, a group of eight local churches. She invited Sheikha Farhanahz Ellis of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society to speak on how people of all faith can come together through the power of prayer.

“It’s about getting more information and admitting that you don’t know what you don’t know,” Childress said. “There’s militant branches of Christianity like there is any other, and while you can’t defend them, you usually find it’s people who haven’t been fully educated.”

Ellis serves as a chaplain at George Mason University, as well as the chairman for Interfaith and Community Outreach at ADAMS. She spoke of prayer as a way to unite multicultural communities.

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