Interfaith group names first Muslim to board

Posted: Friday, November 30, 2001

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Interfaith Alliance has named Imam Mahdi Bray as the first Muslim member of the group's board of directors.

Bray is the national political director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council and a member of the advisory board of the American Muslim Council.

''I am confident that his voice will bring further interfaith understanding and knowledge to our organization,'' said the Rev. C. Welton Gaddy, the alliance executive director.

Bray, appointed to the alliance board in the past month, is a longtime civil rights activist and the host of a weekly Washington radio show called ''Islam in the Media,'' which invites experts to analyze Muslim issues.

The Interfaith Alliance has 130,000 members from 50 faiths and works to promote tolerance.


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