Some people believe it would go a long way toward lessening religious tensions in America if everyone would invite someone of a different faith over for dinner.
Both Muslim groups and those from the more ecumenical-leaning Christian organizations are among those pushing the idea.
Participants at a Washington news conference on Monday declared Sunday, Oct. 2 as National Invite Your Neighbors to Dinner Day.
They pointed out all faiths have 'love the Lord' and 'love your neighbor' at their heart of their teachings, and reaching out on Oct. 2 to someone of a different faith will promote both.
The main sponsor of National Invite Your Neighbors to Dinner Day is the American Muslim Voice Foundation.