CAIR-Missouri was invited by ING to speak on a webinar about engaging interfaith work during the blessed month of Ramadan.

Facilitated by ING Interfaith Coordinator Kate Chance, this webinar explored the various ways that mosques, Muslims, and their allies can engage in interfaith work during Ramadan, with a particular focus on inviting other faiths to participate in Ramadan events. We heard from Ameena Jandali of Islamic Networks Group – ING , Faizan Syed from CAIR-St. Louis, Jeff Eagan from Se7enfast, and Tim Brauhn from ING (representing Shoulder-to-Shoulder ).

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Webinar speakers include CAIR-Missouri Executive Director Faizan Syed, CAIR-Georgia Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell, CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, and CAIR National Chapter Director Lori Saroya.

The webinar will offer advice on forming a "Fast Forward" committee, a template for an iftar media advisory, advice on reaching out to local media, a sample advertisement for the event, text for a "Welcome to Our Ramadan Fast Forward Interfaith Iftar" brochure, frequently-asked questions about Ramadan, and a sample event program.

Ramadan is the month on the Islamic lunar calendar during which Muslims abstain from food, drink and other sensual pleasures from break of dawn to sunset. The fast is performed to learn discipline, self-restraint and generosity, while obeying God's commandments. Fasting (along with the declaration of faith, daily prayers, charity, and pilgrimage to Mecca) is one of the "five pillars" of Islam.

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