Defying the Nazis UU Action Project at First Parish in Malden Universalist, Malden, MA
Ramadan Iftar Meal
Action Date(s): June 18, 2016 - 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm EDT
On June 18, in the midst of the holy month of Ramadan, First Parish UU in Malden co-hosted an iftar meal with the Outreach Community Reform Center of Malden (OCRC), a local masjid and community center that serves the Muslim community in Malden. OCRC provided the food for the sunset meal (iftar) that breaks the daily fast during Ramadan, and First Parish UU provided the physical space for the celebration. Around 50 people were in attendance for the event, drawn from both communities. This expression of interfaith outreach and solidarity built upon a long-standing relationship between First Parish and the OCRC that had lapsed in recent years, and which both felt a desire to reinvigorate in light of recent events.
Local media coverage of the event -- written by a UU journalist -- may be found here.
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