Annual Interfaith Community Iftar Dinner
On the evening of Saturday, June 17th, The Atlantic Institute will be hosting its Annual Interfaith Community Iftar Dinner.
It is our hope to be able to host you and members of your community during this special time.
Ramadan is the ninth month on the Islamic calendar. The start date of Ramadan is based on the moon sighting and this year Ramadan begins on May 27th and ends June 25, 2017.
During the month of Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn to dusk each day. Iftar - or fast breaking - dinners take place each night once the sun sets. The fast is for all Muslims who are physically able to abstain from food and drink as well as impure thoughts and actions. This is an important time not only for those who participate in Ramadan because of their faith but also an important time for us to share our tradition with our friends from different backgrounds over delicious food and through lively conversation. It is truly a special time when people of all backgrounds come together and share in the Iftar experience, learning about different cultures and faiths in the process.
The Atlantic Institute organized more than 50 home and organization Iftars in Central Florida last year. People from local community leaders, academics, interfaith organizations and many of our community members with diverse backgrounds attended the dinners in the past. We would like to continue the tradition of hosting Ramadan Iftar dinners to foster dialogue and friendship again this year.
We hope your schedule allows for you to join us.
RSVP today to Debbie@theatlanticinstitute.org.
Location: 940 South Winter Park Dr. Casselberry, FL 32707
7:30 pm Welcome
7:40 pm Presentation " The story of Ramadan"
8:00 pm Q & A concerning fasting and Ramadan in general
8:30 pm Dinner
Note: Fasting is not required for guests.