DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, August 4, 2011 — – Rabbi (U.S. Navy Captain) Jon Cutler, director of Religious Affairs for Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), traveled to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, July 18 to 21, to meet with religious leaders and discuss a future trip and a regional religious leader dinner.

The visit included meetings with representatives from several faith groups, including Pentecostals, Muslims, Catholics, Anglicans, Lutherans, Seventh Day Adventist and Assemblies of God.

“I’m here to get a better understanding of the religious landscape of Tanzania,” said Cutler. “Religion is the very fabric of African society and we want to partner in building upon religious pluralism and diversity. The power of religion is such a significant factor in solving problems that face East Africa.”

One of several topics discussed was Cutler’s future visit to Dar es Salaam during Ramadan, the annual Islamic month of fasting.


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  1. Excellent blog! I am working with the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study grant program to find volunteer host families for Muslim exchange students who are recipients of this extraordinary scholarship! There is a girl who is from Tanzania and has an outstanding profile! She would be a benefit to any school, family or community. Please contact me asap if you can host her, as her time to apply for the visa to study in America is running out. She must have a willing host family and school acceptance in hand before she can travel to the U.S. I would love to see this girl granted the opportunity of a lifetime to engage in real interfaith/cross-cultural dialogue! rpetersen@yfu.org

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