Skip to comments.Creating a safe space for young Muslims (MN...Where Else??)
Posted on 08/31/2009 4:15:40 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
A plan to create what could become the first recreation center in the country designed to comply with Muslim religious beliefs is gaining steam in the Twin Cities.
The proposal for a $48 million Muslim Youth and Recreation Center comes from Somali Youth Action of Minnesota, a new nonprofit organization working to reduce youth violence.
Early sketches of the project reveal separate swimming pools for men and women, separate exercise rooms, an indoor soccer field and a large multi-purpose room for weddings and other events.
The group hasn't purchased land for the proposed center and is just starting to form a fundraising committee.
"We're going to go after it ... and we're going to hope that the local community and donors and foundations respond," said Matthew Palombo, secretary of Somali Youth Action (SYA). "If they do, then it will move forward."
(Excerpt) Read more at startribune.com ...
Yeah....give ‘em back to the ELCA.....
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