A recently closed church property belonging to the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut will soon be leased to a local Muslim group as part of an interfaith partnership. The Diocese recently announced the creation of the partnership that provides the Farmington Valley American Muslim Center with facilities used by the former Christ Episcopal Church of Avon.
Dr. Khamis Abu-Hasaballah, president of the FVAMC, told The Christian Post that they are "thrilled" by the interfaith partnership and plan to move into the Avon property soon.
Earlier this year, the Connecticut Diocese looked into how to use the property while it was still in their control. Eventually, it was decided to lease the building to FVAMC as part of an interfaith partnership with the Connecticut Diocese.
In addition to the leasing of the Avon property there will also be interfaith educational events coordinated between the Diocese and FVAMC. The Right Rev. Ian T. Douglas, Connecticut Diocese Bishop, told CP that this partnership had its roots in earlier dialogues.