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For Muslims, the Holy month of Ramadan is one of the most anticipated times of the year. This year, it is set to begin on May 27 and will end on June 25. During the month of Ramadan, every able-bodied Muslim is required to fast from sunrise to sunset. According to Islamic tradition, good deeds done during this time have increased reward for believers. Ramadan is a time of spiritual reflection, improvement and increased devotion and worship. Ramadan also teaches Muslims how to better practice self-discipline, self-control, sacrifice, and empathy for those who are less fortunate; thus encouraging actions of generosity and compulsory charity.
One of the most spiritual times of the day is the breaking of the fast or “Iftar dinner”. This meal, when shared with a diverse group of local community members, serves to bind our communities together and dispel misconceptions that arise from the unknown. Pacifica Institute volunteers are seeking other faith-based organizations that would like to host an Iftar dinner in our local community.
- Pacifica volunteers (a group of 10-15 people) will provide the food.
- Host partners are responsible for providing the facility and making arrangements for the seating (tables, chairs, utensils, etc.)
- Time allotment for a short informational video about the importance of Ramadan for Muslims (a projector and necessary hookup also required for this).
- Tour of facility (temple, church, etc.) and additional dialogue opportunities to follow dinner.
- Any weekdays between June 5 to June 23 are open for the Iftar dinners