Building on Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin's initiative of December, 2016, entitled "Embracing Your Muslim Neighbor", The City of Columbia and PICNA jointly organized a much anticipated program "Knowing Our Muslim Neighbor" - 'Understanding Islam and Muslims' on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at the City Council Chambers.
PICNA President addresses 2017 Summit Conference
Prominent educationists, community, faith and civic leaders as well as law enforcement officials of South Carolina, came together under one roof in a two day Summit Conference at Columbia Metropolitan Conference Center from June 12 to 13, 2017. Organized by the Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, this was the second annual summit conference after the inaugural event in 2016.
National 'March for Science' rally held at the SC State Capitol
Around 2000 people holding colorful and creative signs filled the grounds of the State Capitol in Columbia on Saturday, April 22, 2017, as part of a national 'March for Science' rally. Washington, D.C. That attracted 100,000 participants, was among 600 cities world wide that marked the day to emphasize the significance of Science and related research for the good of humanity.
PICNA and University of South Carolina (USC) organized an event entitled ' Discover Islam' at Sonoco Pavilion of the Darla Moore School of Business on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. The highlight of the evening's program was a presentation entitled "Understanding Islam and Muslims" by Chaudhry Sadiq, President of PICNA.
The True Story of St. Francis of Assisi and the Sultan of Egypt
PICNA and Unity Productions Foundation (UPF) held the South Carolina premiere of the much-awaited movie"The Sultan and the Saint", about Muslim Christian peacemaking, at the Midlands Technical College, NE campus in Columbia on Sunday, March 12, 2017. The film was enjoyed by an enthusiastic audience comprising of community leaders, faith leaders, intellectuals and professionals from Muslim and Non-Muslim community.
PICNA and Lutheran Seminary Present a Highly Successful Program
In view of the challenges being faced by U.S. Muslims and in the light of the current volatility in national political environment, PICNA and Lutheran Seminary produced their first joint program entitled, "Understanding Islam and Muslims" on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at their premises
In Columbia, SC.
The event was co-hosted by PICNA and Academy of Faith and Leadership, a subsidiary of Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary and held at their Stavros Hall.
Ted Goins, President and CEO of Lutheran Services Carolinas, and Chaudhry Sadiq, PICNA President, met over breakfast on Friday, August 5, 2016 to discuss cooperation between their two organizations. Lutheran Services have been settling refugees in the Carolinas for decades while PICNA is coordinating volunteer efforts by the Muslim community for refugees.
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"Under no circumstances, can such a heinous crime be justified," said Chaudhry Sadiq, PICNA President. "This should be considered the act of an individual and must not be associated with his faith, " he concluded.
PICNA, established in 2011, is now five years old. In keeping with it's vision and mission, PICNA has been striving for peace and harmony between people of various faiths and cultures, as well as enlightening the society about true Islamic values and principles.
PICNA and Unity Productions Foundation Join Hands to Combat Islamophobia
Muslim community members and interfaith leaders met over the weekend of May 20 - 22, 2016 to discuss Islamophobia in America and evolve strategies to combat this menace. Two separate events were held at Midlands Technical College in Columbia, SC, on "Understanding Islamophobia in America", one mainly for the Muslim community and the other comprising interfaith community leaders.
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