DETROIT, MI – One month after undergoing a major 12-hour surgery, The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan is set to deliver his most historic message yet, “One Nation Under God: The Confusion, The Guidance, The Warning” in the city of Detroit. The Executive Board of Directors of The Nation of Islam along with Detroit’s Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, inter-faith clergy, business, civic and social leaders will hold a press conference at 3pm on Thursday, February 15, 2007 at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History to announce Minister Farrakhan’s address and the Nation of Islam’s Annual Convention: Saviours’ Day 2007.
The convention is an annual commemoration of the birth of the Nation of Islam’s founder, Master W. D. Fard Muhammad. The convention is normally held in the city of Chicago, headquarters of the Nation of Islam, but this year thousands will convene to celebrate the Nation’s 77th Year Anniversary, in its founding city of Detroit, MI.
“I look at this [Saviours’ Day ’07 Convention as a homecoming,” Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick said in support of the convention. “We [the City of Detroit are happy to do business both economically and spiritually with the Nation of Islam and look forward to the Nation of Islam coming home.”
The convention kicks off on Wednesday February 21, 2007 with an historic exhibit at the Charles H. Wright Museum. International Islamic scholars and Muslim clergy will gather for an interfaith dialogue between Muslims, Christians and Jews on Friday, February 23, along with one of the largest Jumu’ah (congregational) prayer services. In addition, nationally recognized civil rights leaders, including Reverend Al Sharpton, Dr. Cornell West, and other community advocates, and ministers are scheduled to attend.
Workshops and conferences will be held through Saturday at the Cobo Convention Center on a variety of subjects including youth empowerment, male/female relationships, health, financial literacy, and religious tolerance. The convention will culminate with the keynote address at Ford Field, by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan on Sunday, February 25 at 2pm. Doors open at noon. An estimated 65,000 people are expected to attend.
Nearly six months ago, Minister Farrakhan relinquished his day-to-day operations over to his Executive Board of Directors due to health concerns. He is less than 8-weeks into recovery from major surgery.
“Minister Farrakhan is extremely grateful for all of the prayers for his recovery. He is getting stronger everyday and eagerly looks forward to offering a solution to the ills that plague the people of the city of Detroit and the human family,” said Minister Ishmael Muhammad, National Assistant Minister to The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.
Saviours’ Day Convention registration and more information is available at: http://www.noi.org/savioursday/.