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Tue, Feb 28, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

Sufi Sanctuary Under Scrutiny


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Helen Hathaway, a member of the Sufi congregation, supported the church at a meeting in Walnut Creek.
Cy Musiker/KQED
Helen Hathaway, a member of the Sufi congregation, supported the church at a meeting in Walnut Creek.

A Walnut Creek-based Sufi congregation is facing community opposition to its plans for a new complex. Sufism Reoriented's proposal calls for a 66,000 square-foot facility including a worship hall, classrooms, a cafe, a bookstore and a chorus rehearsal room. But some residents say the facility, which would be bigger than Hearst Castle or the White House, would cause traffic and parking problems.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Robert Carpenter, sanctuary project manager with Sufism Reoriented
  • Wayne Fettig, president of the Saranap Homeowners Organization, which is opposing the project

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