St. Charles Interfaith Iftar
Saturday, July 20, 2013 from 7:15 PM to 9:20 PM (PDT)
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St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Arlington, VA, is having its fourth annual interfaith Iftar to bring Catholics and Muslims (as well as members of other faith communities) together in a spirit of fellowship during the month of Ramadan. The Iftar is the evening meal for breaking sawm (fasting) during the Islamic month of Ramadan. During this month, Muslims refrain from eating and drinking from just before dawn until sunset.
The evening program will begin at 7:15 Pm when the doors open, and shortly after there will be a presentation by an Imam from Dar Al Hijrah mosque. Participants will have a chance to ask questions and meet in small groups before the sun sets at 8:30 PM, which will be followed by the traditional prayer and eating of dates and then dinner at 8:40 PM.
There is no cost for Muslim guests; a $15 donation payable by check or cash at the door is encouraged from St. Charles parishioners and members of other faith communities. In the sign up please identify whether you are a St. Charles parishoner, a member of the Dar Al Hijrah mosque, or from another faith community (and which religion or institution you associate with, if any), as well as any dietary restrictions.
In the spirit of the season, we will also be raising money for charity. Conservative dress is encouraged.
Have questions about St. Charles Interfaith Iftar? Contact St. Charles Interfaith Committee