Donate to support the Abrahamic Reunion’s 14th Annual Multi-faith Ramadan Iftar Dinner in the Holy Land
The Abrahamic Reunion’s 14th Annual Multi-faith Ramadan Iftar Dinner
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment
before starting to improve the world.”
― Anne Frank, Anne Frank’s Tales from the Secret Annex
Dear Friends of Peace,
As a supporter of the Abrahamic Reunion, you already see how incredibly important it is to uphold the torch of optimism and hope amidst the prevailing darkness that insist peace is possible.
Did you know that for the last 14 years the Abrahamic Reunion has hosted a large Interfaith Ramadan Dinner each year? In this event, Christians, Jews, and Druze help our Muslim brothers and sisters to break their day of fasting with a joyous meal and ceremony.
(Left: 2007 Iftar in Yafia, Right: 2015 Iftar at Tantur)
Religion as a Force For Building Peace
Modeling the healing that is hoped for in the Holy Land is powerfully important work of the AR Peacemakers. By bringing religious people and leaders together to honor Ramadan and the Muslim faith, religion becomes a force for fellowship, harmony and ultimately, peace in the Holy Land. Our unity serves as an example of hope for the world.
Holding Hope and Unity Amidst Trauma and Separation
Separation and segregation born of decades of trauma keeps Muslim, Jewish, Druze, and Christian Palestinians and Israelis from interacting with each other deeply and safely. This is a cycle that creates further separation, distrust, division, hatred, blame, violence, terrorism, and oppression – the AR peacemakers steps in to bridge the divide between the various peoples of Israel/Palestine – all four major religions, major ethnicities, and citizenries.
“In safe, joyous gatherings, we have witnessed those have been hardened into a separatist view of life in Israel be overwhelmed by the love and beauty exhibited in this evening of coming together.”
Building Trust and Peace through Encounter
We who live in our highly-integrated Western culture can’t fully realize how rare and valuable meetings are that foster cultural and religious integration. In safe, joyous gatherings, we have witnessed those have been hardened into a separatist view of life in Israel be overwhelmed by the love and beauty exhibited in this evening of coming together. In response, they have changed long-held policies that have institutionalized separation.
A traditional greeting during Ramadan in Arabic is “Ramadan Karim!” meaning, “Generous and bountiful Ramadan!” There is a long tradition of generosity and support during the time of Ramadan, especially for those in any kind of need, which is why we offer the dinner to all who participate across religions, political parties, and all across Israel and Palestine.
This year it seems so fitting that the dinner will be held just outside Nazareth, where the Prince of Peace grew up, hosted by our next Holy Land Muslim Co-Director Sheikh Khalid Abu Ras and attended by 200 people including cultural, political, and religious luminaries, and national and international media representatives.
The budget for this event including staff and lead-up is $15,000 – and we hope that you are able to contribute generously to further the cause of peace.
Besides providing the food (kosher and halal for all) and the venue, we also provide transportation for our Palestinian guests and for those traveling a great distance – we will rent a bus. We obtain permits for Palestinians to join the program, and the event requires people working for 6 weeks in advance to plan and execute.
A donation of $25 puts food on the table for one person, $75 or 75€ will fully support one of the 200 guests for this dinner and all that the AR puts into holding this event – $750 will support a table 10.
Please donate generously, and all of us in the AR and friends of the AR deeply appreciate your efforts.
It is helpful if you would spread the word to friends and family about our work.
Board Chairman of The Abrahamic Reunion
How To Donate
- Online in America: Click Here
- Germany / EU: Click Here
- US Checks can be made to “The Abrahamic Reunion” and mailed to 2372 Arden Drive, Sarasota, FL 34232
- UK / England: Bank Transfer to Lloyds Bank A/c No: 47911460, Sort Code 30-98-97, Name: Abrahamic Reunion (England). Checks made out to Abrahamic Reunion can be posted to 3 Drummond Drive, Stanmore, Middx., HA7 3PF
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