Visit of DoS Spec Rep Shaarik Zafar highlights innovative Minnesota-Muslim initiatives

Shaarik H. Zafar is the Special Representative to Muslim Communities at the U.S. Department of State ( His November 1-2 visit to Minnesota highlighted the innovative and community-building work of the City of Minneapolis Mayor's Office,
Dar Al Hijrah/Islamic Civic Society of America, African Development Center, Lutheran Social Services, and Minnesota Council of Churches and other local organizations. His tweets from the visit follow:

"Great discussion on engaging with Muslim communities around the world at at Thanks to Dean Schwartz &team for inviting me" 

And, "Had a wide-ranging convo yesterday w/ recently-arrived from Somalia on their hopes & challenges at Minnesota Council of Churches"
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