A Common Faith, but Little Common Ground?
On Labor Day weekend, American Muslims gathered in the Chicago area for fellowship -- at two separate conventions. Some see a schism; other see 'different tracks of growth.'
By Omar Sacirbey
Religion News Service
Saturday, September 8, 2007
CHICAGO -- When black nationalist leader Timothy Drew founded the Moorish Science Temple of America in 1913, he predicted that Chicago would one day become an American Mecca, drawing Muslim pilgrims from across America much like Islam's holiest city.
And on Labor Day weekend for the past several years, Drew's prediction has seemingly come to life, as tens of thousands of North American Muslims descend on the Windy City seeking spiritual knowledge and fellowship. the rest