The Cambrian

Islamic Society speaker planned

Hiram Assal of the Islamic Society of San Luis Obispo County and the Mosque of Nasreen will speak to the new Cambria Dinner Fellowship on three Tuesday evenings in August.

A media release noted that on Aug. 9, Assal will speak about the meaning of Islamic rituals. On Aug. 16, he’s to discuss issues related to terrorism, hate, violence, Sharia law, prejudice and bias. And on Aug. 23, his topics are to be racism, bigotry and love, not hate.

The fellowship meets at 5:45 p.m. in the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church parish hall, 2700 Eton Road, under the pastoral care of the Reverend Dennis Falasco, First Presbyterian Church of San Luis Obispo, and The Reverend Paula Hulet of Estero Bay United Methodist Church of Morro Bay.

Since the fellowship formed in December, the release said, meetings have included discussion topics such as mental illness and the response of the faith community, prisoners and prison family and the church,, and the LGBTQ and faith communities.

According to fellowship tenets, all are welcome, because “there is a place at the table for everyone.”