WEST PALM BEACH — The country’s largest indigenous Muslim-American community, also among its most progressive, returns to South Florida on Sept. 28-30 as the Florida Conference of Muslim Americans hosts its next statewide regional meeting at the Embassy Suites hotel in West Palm Beach.

Connections: Al-Islam Calls for Unity in the Faith Community is the theme of the Fall 2012 Family & Community Enrichment Conference, which will feature popular imams Dr. Nasir Ahmed of Miami, Abdul Haq’Muhammed of Fort Myers and other notables from around the state and nation.

FCMA is part of the national Muslim-American community of students of the late Imam W. Deen Mohammed, recognized worldwide for their decades-long track record of building bridges across religious, ethnic and cultural lines.
The public again is particularly invited for a conference highlight: the Unity Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, which will be attended by interfaith friends and clergy, elected officials and others.

Unity Luncheon tickets ($50 purchased by Sept. 7; $60 afterward while available) provide admission to all conference sessions. For tickets or other information such as the special $99 FCMA rate at the all-suites hotel, email Imam Jaabir Muhammad, co-chair of the conference Host Committee, at fcma2012pb@gmail.com or call 561-688-0531.

Following the Unity Luncheon, a major Town Hall Meeting and panel will address The State of Interfaith, with C.B. Hanif, managing editor of the South Florida Times, as moderator.