FORT MYERS, Fla. - Congregants at All Faiths Unitarian Church is Fort Myers have reached out to Christians, Jews and Muslims ahead of the possible burning of the Quran. Reverend Wanye Robinson will meet with a Rabbi and the Imam of local mosque Saturday to rebuke what he calls religious intolerance.
"We just decided we'd get together despite our difference and talk about our commonalities", Rev. Robinson says.
The church have joined a growing number of faithfuls across Southwest Florida who are upset over the idea of Christian church burning the Islamic holy book over the weekend.
A lunch between several local religious leaders is scheduled for Saturday afternoon.
Imam Muhamed Al-Darsani of the Islamic Center for Peace in Fort Myers hopes that in the wake of the controversy people will be inspired to learn about Islam.
Buddhist who also make up part of the congregation at All Faiths also plan on having an hour long meditation Saturday night in offering up their prayers for religious unity around the world.