Building Interfaith Relationships for Ramadan in OH

November 8, 2004

Source: The Enquirer (Cincinnati)

On November 8, 2004 Enquirer reported, "more than 150 people of different faiths broke bread together Sunday to mark the Muslim holy month of Ramadan... The iftar, a meal that breaks the day's fast, was a first for the Cincinnati office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations-Ohio, which opened in March. The non-profit, grassroots organization aims at promoting an accurate image of Islam in America and hopes to make the dinner an annual event. The evening began with a call to prayer and the breaking of the fast with water and dates (the fruit), traditional fast-breaking foods. Then, Muslims and non-Muslims went to the mosque for evening prayers."