In a recent blog I spoke of my Baptist identity and especially treasured the part of my background and training that values cultural and religious diversity. It goes back for me at least to four years old with my very Baptist mother teaching me to sing: "Jesus loves the little children; all the children of the world' red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in his sight." So the Baptist heritage I treasure and try to practice is not the narrow kind that operate on the belief that all the other people of the world are not precious to him.
For the last eighteen years we have enjoyed associating with a neighborhood Lutheran Church that practices radical hospitality. Hence the outreach to this Islamic group.