Followers of Multiple Faiths Join at Columbia University for Iftar
Date posted: July 13, 2015
An iftar, a religious ceremony that breaks the fast of Ramadan with a gathering of people, brought together followers of multiple faiths in New York.
According to Cihan, Columbia University hosted an iftar, inviting eminent members of the community to join.
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore’s daughter, Karenna Gore, and Indonesian religious leader Imam Shamsi Ali were among the world-renowned guests who attended the event.
It was organized by the Peace Islands Institute (PII), the New York Interfaith Center and Columbia University’s religious studies department.
With the recent terrorist attacks and ISIS running rampant throughout the Middle East, distorting the Muslim faith, this unity shows that in many other parts of the world people are making attempts to combat the violence and hate.
Additional political attendees were New York State Assembly Member from Manhattan Richard N. Gottfried and diplomats from the United Nations.
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