During this month of Ramadan (this year from May 27 through June 25th), Muslims fast each day from dawn to dusk. When the sun sets, they break their fast, often together, sharing the joy of community. The evening breaking of the fast is often called an Iftar.
As an expression of interfaith friendship, and as part of our on-going efforts to build understanding about each other’s sacred traditions, Open Spirit is hosting an iftar for people of all faiths. If you are fasting for Ramadan, please come as our guest. If you are not, please bring a vegetarian dish to share.
We will gather at 7:30 pm, with an opening outdoor circle at 7:45. From 8 pm until sunset, we will hear from several Muslim sisters and brothers about their experience of fasting as a spiritual practice. At sundown we will break the fast, followed by evening prayers and a communal meal.
Please register below to help us plan. We are looking for a few volunteers to help set up and clean up. If you can help out, please note that in the comments section when you register. Thank you!