Multi-Faith Program (10/21) and Birthday Party (10/28)

The BPMH had its first multi-faith program last Friday (Oct. 19th).

We had special Egyptian meal and a presentation.

Koshary is Egypt’s national dish. It can be found in hipster restaurants in urban cities, simple village homes and street carts. The dish is vegetarian and is composed rice, lentils, pasta and chick peas topped with a spicy tomato sauce and fried onions.  Pictured here is Medhat Mahmoud who was not only the presenter for the first Multifaith program of the semester, but he was also the chef who prepared this delicious meal.  The secret is in the sauce!  Fantastic!  This culinary experience was Medhat’s treat….a gift to the community.


Medhat discussed the political climate in Egypt, past and present, recounting the solidarity between Christians and Muslims during the tumultuous and violent Egyptian Revolution that unfolded on January 25, 2011 in Tahrir Square.  He unpacked the affects of the Mubarak’s presidency and how it has impacted Egyptian society and politics. The presentation stimulated a lot of conversation about how change happens and the need for it in the world today.


There was a birthday party on November 28th.

The party to which all of the children of the BPMH community were invited, was for Evelin Ryu (5) and Evelin’s brother Isaac (3).
Coincidentally, it was also the birthday of Evelin and Isaac’s mother, Setbyul Shim as well as BPMH executive director, Rev. Sally Juarez.  The guests included parents of the children and friends from outside the community. There was cake, games and prizes for everyone, including the adults.  Adults and children all had fun together.  A great day!


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