Interfaith Group Turning Trashed Home into NH’s First Full-Time Mosque – Donations NOW MATCHED!

Multiple full truckloads of garbage and junk were removed this week, totaling hundreds of dollars in dump fees.

Multiple full truckloads of garbage and junk were removed this week, totaling several hundred dollars in dump fees.

It’s been a crazy week, but major progress has been made turning a house that was trashed by its previous “libertarian” tenants into NH’s first full-time mosque. The Masjid al Latiff and Interfaith Community Center (MALIC Center) is Will Coley‘s vision that is becoming a reality, thanks to an interfaith group of people who have over the last week been removing junk, cleaning up a unspeakably disgusting mess, repairing damage to the home, painting, removing trees, and more. Whether Muslim, Christian, Panentheist, or even agnostic or atheist, it’s been awesome to see that the MALIC Center is already creating an interfaith community despite not having officially opened its doors.

When Will, who will be the future mosque’s Imam and caretaker, approached the Shire Free Church about property availability in Keene for a mosque, I’d have been excited about just that opportunity to help him with that idea, but his vision was much bigger than that. In addition to its full-time mosque function, as an interfaith community center, the MALIC Center will also be usable by other smaller area religions looking for a house of worship, like the Quakers. Plus, Will plans to operate a homeless warming center in the colder months.

As the Shire Free Church is an interfaith peace church, the MALIC Center vision dovetails perfectly with the mission of the Church. It’s an honor to have the opportunity to assist with this by both donating the property in question on behalf of the Church and helping clean it up. Thankfully we don’t have to do it all alone, as it’s a big job. We’ve had multiple libertarian community members from across the state come to help us including a mayoral candidate in Keene, Bob Call who joined us early on to help haul out the initial junk and trash, and Libertarian candidate for governor in NH for 2018, Jilletta Jarvis who today was helping scrub the floors.

The interfaith cleanup crew has included Christians working alongside Muslims, and others!

The interfaith cleanup crew has included Christians working alongside Muslims, and others!

We’ve made great progress, as the video below documents, but one of the challenges beyond the cleanup effort itself has been fundraising. Will and his family have raised nearly 50% of their $11,000 goal at crowdfunding site LaunchGood.com and have made the move on faith despite not having reached their goal.

In order to assist further, the Shire Free Church is going to match donations from now until the $11,000 goal is reached! The fundraiser as of now has $5,256 raised by 93 contributors. Only six days remain. If you donate $10, the Church will double it to $20. If you donate $50, the Church will double that to $100, and so on. Please take a moment and give here at Launchgood. (Bitcoin and Litecoin donation QR codes are on the Launchgood page too!)

Here’s a megavideo compilation of the several facebook livestreams Will has done from the Center over the last week via his personal profile and the MALIC Center page:

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7 Comments

  1. Awesome!

  2. i keep wondering how many muslims keene has or if there muslims saying .. “cool” …i presume keene has muslims..its getting more diverse from before

  3. What do the neighbors say about this? JP sent out a message on his web page that he had his ass handed to him this last weekend. Apparently he tried to stop a fight that included a gay guy being jumped. JP went on to say his jaw was broke and he had multiple injuries including being knocked out, a dislocated hip and cracked collarbone.. This occurred at the college and he was beaten by two rugby players. Interesting, Since when do rugby players carry hockey sticks? Checking statements, Keene’s rugby team was out of town that day. A little more checking, there was no fight, no hospital visit, no anything. Since JP seems to be a part of this, I tend to believe this little endeavor has a lot of questions that have yet to be answered.

  4. My goodness, Jacks! Just look how triggered you get over a little photograph of JP! What a glorious temper tantrum! I certainly hope you feel better now that you’ve put your feelings to words!

    Say Jacks, remember the other day when I told you about that activist group “Stop Free Keene?”? Now I know how much you despise activists, but you really should consider introducing yourself to them. They’re over at Facebook, you know. And boy, are those rascals are every bit as much about deriding JP as you are! I’m sure they’d just love to meet you! Why don’t you pay them a visit and make some new friends? Ask for Mark Wolf. I think you two would get along famously!

  5. Jp was jumped and no they were not out of Town Thursday night .
    And you cannot check of Hospital Records or you will be arrested for violation of Confidentiality rights , you did not check shit , and how are you on JPs, page when his page is private ?
    Your a sketch ball Stalker .
    Lesson for you .
    Everyone who has crossed JP in a bad way has had emense bad Karma that followed .

  6. JP or PJ or optimus 1 or whatever you call yourself this week. I did check the schedule and they were playing a game out of town. The coach confirmed it. I did as much follow up as I could and I found out JP is lying out his ass. No one was jumped, there were no admissions to the hospital ER, so all your so called bogus injuries were made up to get a little attention because you have not been able to go out and stalk police officers. No one who has “crossed JP” has had immense bad karma. He is all talk and nothing else. I call him out for his constant lying and bullshit. I’m sure it won’t take long before CPS takes his two kids away. There is no way they are growing up in a loving and safe environment. Period

  7. Jacks honey? Don’t you think this conversation would be more fun if it took place in “Stop Free Keene’s” forum? You don’t want to miss out on all of that emotional support you crave, now do you? You know, the “Likes” and the “Dislikes” and all that other jazz? It really will bolster your confidence, Jacks. I promise. Then you can stop making up all of these ridiculous stories about how successful you are. You really should consider joining, Jacks. Ask for Mark Wolf.

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