MLK Day 2017: Durham Habitat's Interfaith Build

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"Faith is taking the first step, even when you don't see the whole staircase"

-Martin Luther King Jr. 

On January 16th, 2017, Durham Habitat celebrated the legacy and life of service of Martin Luther King by hosting an Interfaith Build on Alma Street in East Durham. 

Together, the RTP Chapter of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and members of the Duke Voices for Interfaith Action gathered to swing hammers together for the day. They were joined by Habitat board member, Keith Artin and students from both Duke and UNC (which in some circles would be considered an interfaith collaboration in and of itself!)

Upholding the altruistic essence of our "Love Thy Neighbor" message, these dedicated Durhamites came together to build community, peace and understanding. 

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Habitat Success Stories

Lal is a Burmese refugee who came to Durham after stops in India and Thailand. Lal partnered with Habitat and the Durham Literacy Center to renovate a historic home in East Durham. “There is no more fear,” Lal said. “We won’t have to move again because the home belongs to us.”

Lal