MOUNT CLEMENS,MI–The Interfaith Center for Racial Justice has received a financial grant from the Michigan Humanities Council to document the challenges faced by the Muslim community in Macomb County.
The $25,000 Heritage Grant, which will be used to “document the history of a growing, but under-reported Muslim community that has been living, working and going to school in Macomb County,” reports the Macomb Daily.
“The Heritage grant award to document and present the history of Muslims in Macomb County enhances our efforts to increase understanding of diverse cultures and faith traditions while also trying to reduce fear, ignorance, and discrimination of Muslims,” said the Rev. Michail Curro, executive director of the Interfaith Center, to the newspaper.
“Recording their story and sharing their contributions will, hopefully, expand appreciation and acceptance of Muslims here as we strive for unity in creating a welcoming and inclusive community that supports and enables the contributions and gifts of everyone.”