The Importance of Fasting in the Abrahamic Religions
The Atlantic Institute at Tallahassee Branch hosted the First Annual Table of Abraham Ramadan Dinner on August 8th, 2013. The Table of Abraham is a panel discussion with representatives from each of the three Abrahamic traditions who explain and examine their faith with one another. Each speaker gives a brief interpretation on the given topic from their own background followed by a collective discussion over the topic. This event acknowledges the demand and importance for interfaith dialogue and the positive role it plays in society.
Rabbi Jack Romberg, from Temple of Israel, Rev. Besty Ouellette, from Good Semeritan United Methodist Church and Dr. Elvan Aktas were our panelists. The topic of this dinner was Fasting in Abrahamic Religons. Each of the panelists had explained the place of fasting in their religons. The attendees, from Temple of Israel, Good Semeritan United Methodist Church and Turkish-American community, found chance to learn what the fasting means in other Abrahamic religons. The event was in the month of Holy Ramadan, when Muslims are supposed to fast during the whole month. Hence, after these talks, all guests broke fasting togerther with Muslim guests.