RISSC Report 20/7/2014
World Shows Outrage At Israel War on Gaza
Tens of thousands of angry protests marched against Gaza ground invasion of Gaza strip on Saturday, July 19, demanding "justice and freedom" for Palestine and an end to Israeli war in the tiny besieged strip.
"London has already shown its outrage at Israel’s attacks on the mostly refugee population of Gaza, with people turning out in their thousands last week,” Sarah Colborne, director of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, told London Evening Standard.
Interfaith Event Marks Ramadan
For Muslims here and around the globe who celebrate this holy month of Ramadan, it’s a time for reflection and celebration.The Islamic Center of Rochester and the Women’s International Network brought the community together Sunday for its iftar. Devoted fasting takes place from dawn to dusk during Ramadan, which started June 29th and will conclude on July 27th. The iftar represents the breaking of the fast at sunset. Non-Muslim community members were invited to share a meal and learn more about fasting and the Muslim culture.
Interfaith Iftars Bring Muslims and Jews Together During Ramadan
Muslim tradition calls for breaking the Ramadan fast in the evening with a date and a sip of water, and increasingly these days, the company of Jews.
Muslim-Jewish iftars are popping up across the nation, bringing together dozens and sometimes hundreds of people for a celebratory Ramadan meal and to forge interfaith friendships.