The Mosque Next Door

FireTruckI wrote an article for The Christian Century about our church’s growing relationship with our Muslim neighbors here in Bolingbrook, a relationship that means a lot to us, but that is also as ordinary as any suburban worshipping communities who happen to be neighbors.

“…we visited the congregation’s Eid al-Fitr festival, held at the end of Ramadan. It was a scorching hot day, and a woman in hijab was spraying sunscreen on her children’s arms. There were inflatable slides and bounce houses rented from a party company. Food tents offered samosas, chicken biryani, gyros pizza, Slurpees, and iced mocha lattes. Families and seniors sat under dining tents talking, while children ran around playing and adolescents clustered in groups. Three men helped our group find food, waving away our offers to pay for our meal tickets.”

Read more here.




  1. Heidi, thanks for this. I’ll be sharing the Christian Century link in the RevGals weekly email tomorrow.