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St. Viator hosting interfaith service in remembrance of 9/11

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A local Muslim leader and a Jewish rabbi will speak about peace during Saint Viator High School's morning prayer service on Thursday. Maulana Mehboob Mehdi Abidi Al-Najafi, of the Islamic Education Center in Glendale Heights, and Rabbi Richard Prass, of Congregation Beth Am in Buffalo Grove, will join Fr. Corey Brost, C.S.V., Saint Viator's president, at the service in observance of Sept. 11, 2001. The prayer service will take place from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. in the school's Cahill gymnasium. Saint Viator students involved in the Children of Abraham Coalition -- a suburban interfaith group formed in response to the tragedies of Sept. 11, 2001 -- will also host a "Potluck for Peace" in the school's cafeteria from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday night with local Muslim and Jewish families. Three teens -- including one Catholic, one Muslim and one Jewish student -- will make brief statements about peace at the event.

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