Thursday, July 11, 2013

Ramadan Tent Dinner in Christmas City?


For two days next week, the Turkish American community is inviting you to share dinner, in the hope that "by breaking bread together we will have a stronger dialogue and better understanding of each others values, faith and ethnicity."

These dinners will be on July 17 and 18, 8:30 PM, at Payrow Plaza in Bethlehem. They're free and open to all, though you are asked to call or email in advance. They come courtesy of Lehigh Dialogue Center, Turkish Cultural Center Pennsylvania and the City of Bethlehem.

What is Ramadan? According to the Lehigh Dialogue Center, "Ramadan is the Islamic month of fasting, in which Muslims refrain from eating and drinking from dawn to dusk. Every year we ask our friends and neighbors to participate in a life experience in the month of Ramadan. We organize Ramadan dinners at our centers, our ember's homes, churches, synagogues and colleges to portray and experience the Ramadan's role in sharing, feeding and helping the poor."

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

these guys do a good job with their bbq pulled pork. count me in

Anonymous said...

Not eating between dawn and dusk is bad for the economy...

Anonymous said...

another way they are trying to attack us

Anonymous said...

This would be a great time to speak out against the Muslim Brotherhood and the beheading of a priest in Egypt. Local Muslims' silence has been deafening.

Anonymous said...

you think they care?

Anonymous said...

@ 7:17: They do a great job in spinning murder as justification...

Bernie O'Hare said...

"This would be a great time to speak out against the Muslim Brotherhood and the beheading of a priest in Egypt. Local Muslims' silence has been deafening"

Fair criticism.

Anonymous said...

There is a Gulen Movement with the Turkish community of the Lehigh Valley. Besides instances of deceit with their charter schools in other parts of this country and world, I don't think their purpose is much different than other ethnic groups that want to further themselves without violence.

Bernie, are you going? I wonder if pistol packing Mezzacappa will make a special appearance with her gun?

Bernie O'Hare said...

I am going. Free dinner. Would love to talk and listen to this group.