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Rice, Roti and Reconciliation

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In my last post I mentioned an upcoming reconciliation dinner I was going to shoot between 15 imams and 15 pastors from the Puget Sound area in Seattle. The dinner was a great time of awesome Indian food (compliment of A Taste of India), deep conversation about what it means to really love God and love our neighbors, and hopefully a catalyst for ongoing relationships. There is so much I could say, but I will spare you the words and instead just give you a couple of images from the night. Hope you enjoy!

The Muslim Imams ducked out of the dinner for a moment to do their evening prayers on a sidewalk outside the restaurant.

An Imam from Indonesia, bowing on his prayer rug during his prayers.

The Imams and pastors are deep in Indian food and conversation.

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Author: The Visual Advocate

Joe Murray, The Visual Advocate, is a Humanitarian and Cultural photographer based in Decatur, Georgia. Joe began his photographic career as an adventure and landscape photographer, but a month-long trip to India in 2009 deeply impacted him and proved to be a turning point in his life and photographic vision. Today, Joe is dedicated to using his craft to create and share compelling images and stories of the lives of the peoples and cultures of the world. While Joe loves and appreciates all the peoples and cultures of the world, he has a particular vision, passion and love for India and South Asia. As both an experienced photographer, public speaker, recruiter and advocate, Joe's goal as a visual artist is not simply to create awareness, but to move people to use their lives and resources to be a blessing to the world's most poor, abused, displaced, stereotyped and overlooked peoples.

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