LDS, Islamic Leaders Share Relief Efforts

LDS, Islamic leaders share relief efforts
By Scott Taylor
Deseret News
Published: Friday, July 31, 2009 11:12 p.m. MDT

“Islamic Relief USA is part of the larger Islamic Relief Worldwide family, the latter celebrating its 25th anniversary and the former being founded in 1993. Islamic Relief is one of some 1,500 officially registered non-government organizations and charitable agencies across the world with which the LDS Church partners in welfare and humanitarian efforts.”
“‘We know the area, we know the people — and the church had the commodities,’ said Sufian, who long has been Islamic Relief’s primary contact with the LDS Church. ‘The church said ‘Let’s do it.’ And they did, with no strings attached, no price tag and no attempts at conversion.'”

LDS Newsroom:

“In 2004 the Church and Islamic Relief USA worked together to fly medical supplies, hygiene kits and clothing to areas stricken by the devastating tsunami in Southeast Asia. In 2006 the two organizations worked together to provide relief to earthquake victims in Indonesia.”

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