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  • President Obama to hold Iftar dinner: Five facts about the Muslim ceremony

    President Obama to hold Iftar dinner: Five facts about the Muslim ceremony

    Continuing a tradition first started by one of the nation’s Founding Fathers, President Obama will host an iftar dinner Wednesday evening at 8:30 in the State Dining Room to celebrate the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The president is no stranger to the sunset fast-breaking meal – he likely attended many as a boy in Indonesia – but Wednesday’s event comes with a star-studded guest list and an agenda: reaching out to an important, and often embattled constituency.

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  • From fear of Islam to outreach: how 9/11 prompted interfaith efforts

    From fear of Islam to outreach: how 9/11 prompted interfaith efforts

    In the decade since 9/11, the percentage of US congregations that participate in interfaith worship has doubled, a study says, and more mosques are engaging in outreach and dialogue.

  • President Obama to hold Iftar dinner: Five facts about the Muslim ceremony

    President Obama to hold Iftar dinner: Five facts about the Muslim ceremony

    Continuing a tradition first started by one of the nation’s Founding Fathers, President Obama will host an iftar dinner Wednesday evening at 8:30 in the State Dining Room to celebrate the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The president is no stranger to the sunset fast-breaking meal – he likely attended many as a boy in Indonesia – but Wednesday’s event comes with a star-studded guest list and an agenda: reaching out to an important, and often embattled constituency.