Fayette County's Muslim community invites their neighbors of all faiths and backgrounds to attend a Ramadan Interfaith Dinner on Saturday, June 18th @ 7:45 pm at the Islamic Community Center of Atlanta (ICCA), which is located in Fayetteville, GA.
During the month of Ramadan, 1.5 billion Muslims around the world fast from dawn to sunset, abstaining from food and drink while making an additional effort to do good deeds.
"Interfaith dialogue is all the more important in light of recent events," said Edward Ahmed Mitchell, executive director of CAIR Georgia and a member of the Islamic Community Center's congregation. "When Americans of different races, religions and orientations dialogue over a meal, we often recognize common values that can form the basis of mutual respect and cooperation."
During the Islamic Community Center of Atlanta's annual interfaith dinner, guests meet and greet their American Muslim neighbors, observe a presentation about Islam, and ask questions about the faith. Following the program, guests observe an Islamic congregational prayer and then join their hosts for a dinner of international cuisine.
"We welcome our neighbors of all orientations, races, religions and political persuasions to join this evening of dinner and dialogue," said Ahmed El-Gayyar, chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Islamic Community Center of Atlanta.
The event is open to the media. Dress code for the house of worship is casual but modest: preferably no short pants/skirts or sleeveless shirts. Space is limited. Please email INFO@ICCATLANTA.ORG to RSVP.
LOCATION: Islamic Community Center of Atlanta. 288 E. Lanier Avenue; Fayetteville, GA 30214.