One of the most rewarding groups that several of us have recently been a part of is the interfaith committee here in the town of Wilton. The committee goes by the name of Wi-ACT (standing for Wilton Interfaith Action Committee) with the motto “we act together for good.” The steering committee of Wi-ACT is made up of some 32 members from 10 faith institutions in our town, including several Protestant churches, the Catholic church, a Jewish synagogue and an Islamic Institute. The group also includes three teenage student members.
Two of its members are a husband-and-wife team from Iran who have lived in Wilton for the past 20 years with their own now-grown children. Hossein and Golnar Sadeghi are both doctors and considered to be expert leaders in the field of pediatric cystic fibrosis. Hossein works primarily at the Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia Medical School where he is on the faculty in New York City, and also with his wife at his pediatric pulmonary clinic in Stamford.