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Ramadan Public Dinners 2017

Ramadan Public Dinners

During the month of Ramadan, Muslims fast by abstaining from consuming water and food while the sun is out. Iftar - or fast breaking - dinners take place each night once the sun sets. This is an important time not only for those who participate in Ramadan because of their faith but also an important time to share this tradition with friends from different backgrounds over delicious food and through lively conversation. It is truly a special time when people of all backgrounds come together and share in the Iftar experience, learning about different cultures and faiths in the process.

 

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Aldersgate United Methodist Church hosted Atlantic Institutes Ramadan dinner on June 1st. Those from the church and those from the local Mosque gathered together to share in an Iftar dinner or Fast-breaking meal together. Akif Aydin gave a presentation on What is Ramadan and then led a Q&A session before it was time to for all to break bread together.

 

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Holy Cross Episcopal Church hosted Atlantic Institute and those from the community in their Annual Ramadan dinner. When everyone arrived there was no power in this area of Simpsonville for some time. Everyone moved with ease to get out the candles and continue this community building event. Midway through the dinner the electricity was restored. Everyone enjoyed gathering together over delicious food when it was time to break the fast. The fellowship that everyone shared crossed religious borders and helped to fulfill the mission of Atlantic Institute and Holy Cross Episcopal Church. Even the children enjoyed playing together.

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