Bay Area Muslims Take on Hunger in Ramadan
Despite all the advances of modernity, hunger is still widespread in the world. Eleven percent of the world’s population, a total of 830 million people, suffer from hunger. Although the U.S. is among the most affluent countries on the planet, the hunger rate here is actually higher than the world rate at 12.7% — a total of 41.5 million people suffering from hunger. And in California, despite having the 5th-largest economy in the world, the hunger rate is still higher than the global average, at 12.3%, or almost five million people out of a total state population of nearly 40 million.
In Islam, as in all religions, there are numerous scriptural injunctions about the importance of feeding the hungry. Most famous among them is the prophetic saying, “He is not a believer whose stomach is filled while his neighbor goes hungry.”
The link below includes a list of Iftars from around the Bay Area.
Pacifica Institute: The Ramadan Experience
Interfaith Iftar Dinner
Please join us for Iftar dinner experiences around Bay Area as we observe the holy month of Ramadan and help create a peaceful society by building new relationships.
19 May 2018, Saturday, Pacifica Institute @ Albany – 7 pm (RSVP)
3 June 2018, Sunday, Congregation Netivot Shalom @ Berkeley – 7 pm (RSVP)
8 June 2018, Friday, University of California Berkeley Campus @ Berkeley – 7 pm (RSVP)