"Iftar" is the fast-breaking meal observed each evening at sundown during the holy month of Ramadan. The Interfaith Iftar Dinner is an opportunity for the whole community to join our Muslim friends for an evening meal as they break their Ramadan fast. The event includes a traditional Middle Eastern meal, along with presentations by community peacemakers.
Interfaith Paths to Peace and Muslim Americans For Compassion invite you and your family to participate in the 11th Annual Interfaith Iftar on April 20, 2021. This year's program will be held virtually via Zoom. We hope to return to the in-person dinner format in 2022.
Iftar is a fast-breaking meal observed each evening at sundown during the holy month of Ramadan. The annual Interfaith Iftar Dinner is an opportunity for the whole community to join our Muslim friends for an evening meal and conversation as they break their Ramadan fast. (This year's virtual program will include conversation but no meal.)
While we practice social distancing we can still have meaningful connections that build understanding across faith traditions, Muslim families throughout our community will virtually invite you into their homes to share in conversation and give witness to their evening prayer in the small break-out groups.
**2021 EVENT REGISTRATION IS CLOSED**
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
This event is free and open to everyone!
The Interfaith Iftar will begin with everyone on one Zoom call. After the program, using the breakout groups, we will enjoy the remainder of the evening in small groups.
Welcome: Dr. Muhammad Babar (Muslim Americans for Compassion)
Jud Hendrix (Interfaith Paths to Peace)
Keynote Speaker: Mayor Greg Fischer
About Ramadan and Call to Prayer: Imam Wasif Iqbal
Breakout into Small Groups
Breakout Conversation Groups
- Each individual group will begin with brief introductions of participants.
- Share names, where you live, and something you are thankful for.
- Muslim families will briefly share about Ramadan and what it means to them.
- Everyone will participate in conversation and sharing.
- Muslim families will stay online and pray, non-Muslim families mute themselves and witness.
- The individual groups will finish the their conversations when ready, and the event will come to a close.
The 11th Annual Interfaith Iftar hosted virtually by Interfaith Paths to Peace and Muslim Americans For Compassion on April 20, 2021.