Annual Interfaith Community Iftar Dinner
On the evening of Saturday, June 17th, The Atlantic Institute hosted its Annual Interfaith Community Iftar Dinner.
It was such an honor to host members of the Central Florida community during this special time.
This year Ramadan began on May 27th and ended 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 a number of home and community Iftars in Central Florida this year. People from local community leaders, academics, interfaith organizations and many of our community members with diverse backgrounds attended the dinners. We will continue the tradition of hosting Ramadan Iftar dinners to foster dialogue and friendship again next year. Please look for our Iftar dinner invites in the month prior to the 2018 month of Ramadan, May 16 - June 14, 2018.
Note: Fasting is not required for guests.