Ramadan Road Trip
Here are the incredible communities we visited along the way.
The Light House Project in Raleigh, is a community space that was galvanized after the murder of 3 Muslims in 2015. This interfaith Iftar created space to meet neighbors, share a meal, share stories, and build bridges for cross-community solidarity. It was sponsored by Muslim Women For, Triangle Interfaith Advocates for Refugees and Immigrants, Beth Meyer Synagogue, Neighborly Faith, Church World Service, and Shoulder to Shoulder’s Ramadan Road Trip.
Interfaith Paths to Peace and Muslim Americans for Compassion hosts an annual regional Iftar that attracts over 600 participants pursing greater interfaith civic engagement. Many consider this an integral component of helping Louisville become a model Compassionate City. The 2019 Iftar was held at Second Presbyterian Church.
The annual Faith and Culture Center Nashville Music City Iftar is centered around intentional table conversations, to bridge understanding and deepen relationships.
This Iftar highlighted how young people of faith are working together across the city within a United States of Love Over Hate. It was led by young adult, interfaith, and faith-based organizations, spearheaded by The Muslim Mix, the Faith Alliance of Metro Atlanta, the Roswell Community Masjid, IMAN Atlanta, American Jewish Committee, Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam, Georgia Muslim Voter Project, International Museum of Muslim Cultures, Islamic Speakers Bureau, Muslim Women Professional Network, and Emory University Office of Spiritual and Religious Life.
Shoulder to Shoulder hosted our annual Iftar at Foundry United Methodist Church, partnering with Make Space, for an evening of delicious Uyghur cuisine, bean pies, and a performance of the critically acclaimed one-woman play, entitled Unveiled, written and performed by Rohina Malik.
In May 2019 we took our annual nationwide Ramadan engagement to the next level by hitting the road to feature stories of multifaith Iftars in cities throughout the Southeast United States.
Through this Initiative We worked to:
Catalyze interaction between “unlikely companions” in the specific locations of the events
Counter anti-Muslim messaging by uplifting stories of American Muslims through the lens of Ramadan, and spark the collective imagination on the many shades of multifaith engagement across the country
Challenge the traditional interfaith model and help people see how they can enter interfaith experiences in ways that go beyond the “standard” way of doing things
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