Churches hold Ramadan fast-breaking meal for congregation of burned mosque

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(AP) – Churches in Joplin, Mo., are reaching out to members of a mosque destroyed in a suspicious fire. The Council on American-Islamic Relations says St. Philip’s Episcopal Church agreed to host an evening meal following the daytime fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

The Islamic Society of Joplin’s mosque was destroyed in a fire early Monday. Federal officials have been working to determine whether the fire was arson, but said Wednesday it’s unclear when they’ll know if the fire was set.

CAIR said four Joplin churches and a Jewish congregation were participating in the Muslim fast-breaking meal.

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