Edgewood College Hosts Interfaith Community Iftar

  • Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Madison, Wis. (May 1, 2019) – Edgewood College will again host an interfaith event during the Muslim holiday of Ramadan. In partnership with Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice and Muslim Women United for Peace, people of all faiths are invited to join in community for Iftar, beginning at 7:45 pm, Saturday, May 11, 2019, in the Todd Wehr Edgedome.

The Iftar, the meal eaten after sundown every night during Ramadan, includes a food and fund drive for Second Harvest Food Bank. Guests at the Iftar are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate, or to make a donation to Second Harvest.

“Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice is delighted at the response of the faith community to this event,” Rabbi Bonnie Margulis, President of Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice, said. “It has grown every year, with participation by Muslims, Jews, Christians, people of all faiths and no faith.  Everyone brings a dish to share, and the food is amazing! It is an invaluable opportunity to learn about Islam and Ramadan, to meet new people, and to make new friendships among people of different faiths.”

“Muslim Women United for Peace co-sponsors this wonderful friendship dinner to build community bonds with our neighbors in the Madison area,” Jessica Ozalp, co-founder of Muslim Women United for Peace, said. “This is one of the core reasons we formed our organization. We are also honored to be part of the food drive for Second Harvest together with our friends of other faiths, because working together for common goals and shared values is the way to achieve a more peaceful community.” 

This family-friendly event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. For more information and to register visit www.wisconsinfaithvoicesforjustice.org.