Monday, September 22, 2008

Muslims, Christians break Ramadan fast together in Bethlehem

Ecumenical News International News Highlights
22 September 2008


Muslims, Christians break Ramadan fast together in Bethlehem

Bethlehem (ENI). More than one thousand boisterous Bethlehem University
students crowded into the college's cafeteria as dusk fell, in order to
break the fast of the Muslim Ramadan holiday with a traditional evening
Iftar meal. Muslim women wearing brightly coloured hijabs sat at tables with
Christian friends, who had gold crucifixes hanging around their necks.
Though the day was a Muslim holiday, both Christian and Muslim students were
eating the special meal. Some Christian students had even joined their
Muslim friends in the traditional Ramadan fast in order to experience the
holiday fully. [497 words, ENI-08-0759]

ENI Online - www.eni.ch

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