A central Ohio pediatrician and author of children's books about growing up Muslim will be the keynote speaker at this year's Worthington Interfaith Mayor's Prayer Breakfast.

A central Ohio pediatrician and author of children's books about growing up Muslim will be the keynote speaker at this year's Worthington Interfaith Mayor's Prayer Breakfast.

The event will be Thursday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 a.m. at the Worthington Holiday Inn.

Asma Mobin-Uddin, M.D., will speak on "Standing for what is right: a responsibility of faith and leadership."

She is the author of "My Name is Bilal," which won the Patterson Prize for best book for young people, and "The Best Eid Ever," which won the 2008 Skipping Stones Award.

Mobin-Uddin is president of the Council on American-Islamic Relations-Ohio Chapter.

Jeff DeYoe, senior pastor of the Worthington Presbyterian Church, will lead the audience in prayer.

Other attendees will read from the Talmud, Koran, and the New Testament of the Bible.

People from all religious backgrounds are encouraged to attend, said Worthington Mayor Harvey Minton. Foods from all religions will be available.

The Worthington Interfaith Prayer Group, which sponsors the breakfast, meets weekly in Worthington. It was started before 1967, when the group sponsored the first interfaith prayer breakfast in Worthington.

The Prayer Breakfast is fashioned after the National Prayer Breakfast held annually in Washington, D.C. It was started by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

"Our program is more of a grassroots effort to help bring understanding of each religion and peace to the community and the world," Minton said.

Anyone interested in attending the Prayer Breakfast should call Barbara Madison at 798-9762.