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Loving our Muslim Neighbors this Ramadan


Suzy Baroud

We didn’t have any idea what we were getting ourselves into when we hosted our first Ramadan Iftar Celebration at Edmonds Lutheran Church in 2016.

We didn’t know of any other church that had hosted such an event, and of course we didn’t know what to anticipate regarding the community’s reaction. What if nobody showed up? What if fellow churches expressed skepticism or protest?

What if the Muslim community was afraid of taking the bold step of practicing their Muslim faith, praying, breaking their fast and sharing their meal with members of our predominantly white, Christian neighb...

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