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Article | June 6, 2017

Tri-Valley Interfaith Iftar Dinner

Blog|The Rev. Canon Mark Stanger

Iftar means ‘fast-breaking,’ and it is an integral part of the Muslim community life during the sacred month of Ramadan. Muslims break their daily Ramadan fast with a community dinner called an “iftar.”

Please join St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, MCC East Bay and speakers including myself for a potluck iftar dinner during this holy month. We gather to create a peaceful society by building new relationships around the traditions of fasting and hospitality in the three major Abrahamic faiths.

Dishes may or may not be strictly Halal or Kosher, but please no pork or shellfish. The potluck supper begins at sunset at 8:30 p.m. Keynote speakers include Dr. Ali Ataie, Muslim Interfaith Council & Zaytuna College, Berkeley; Rabbi Larry Milder, Congregation Beth Emek, Pleasanton and myself, representing Grace Cathedral.

The dinner will take place at St. Bartholomew’s, 678 Enos Way in Livermore.
The evening will also feature local artist John Erlich who will be playing traditional Middle Eastern music on the ‘ud (Arabic/Turkish lute).

I hope to see you there!

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