Statement from President Holoman on vandalism at Masjid Al Noor


February 16, 2017

On behalf of Centenary College and the Centenary community, I condemn the recent vandalism against the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Bossier City. Masjid Al Noor and the Islamic Association of Greater Shreveport have been valued partners with Centenary as a frequent host for class visits and events and as the religious home for some of our students. We stand with our Muslim brothers and sisters and all faith communities against groups and individuals sowing hate and division.

In addition, acts such as these violate ideals Centenary strives to live out, both as an institution of higher learning and as a United Methodist-affiliated college. We renew our commitment to open and respectful dialogue, welcoming all individuals, and honoring the role we are called to as peacemakers.

At Centenary, we are striving to reach out to the Shreveport-Bossier community and we celebrate the diversity that so profoundly enriches our area. We will continue to work with all our neighbors to create a just, hospitable, and safe society.

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