Edgewood College hosts interfaith community iftar ๐Ÿ—“


Contact: Ed Taylor, Director of Strategic Communications 608-663-2333

Madison, Wis. (May 1, 2019) โ€“ Edgewood College will again host an interfaith event during the Muslim holiday of Ramadan. In partnership with Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice and Muslim Women United for Peace, people of all faiths are invited to join in community for Iftar, beginning at7:45 pm, Saturday, May 11, 2019, in the Todd Wehr Edgedome.

The Iftar, the meal eaten after sundown every night during Ramadan, includes a food and fund drive for Second Harvest Food Bank. Guests at the Iftar are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate, or to make a donation to Second Harvest.

โ€œWisconsin Faith Voices for Justice is delighted at the response of the faith community to this event,โ€ Rabbi Bonnie Margulis, President of Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice, said. โ€œIt has grown every year, with participation by Muslims, Jews, Christians, people of all faiths and no faith.ย  Everyone brings a dish to share, and the food is amazing! It is an invaluable opportunity to learn about Islam and Ramadan, to meet new people, and to make new friendships among people of different faiths.โ€

โ€œMuslim Women United for Peace co-sponsors this wonderful friendship dinner to build community bonds with our neighbors in the Madison area,โ€ Jessica Ozalp, co-founder of Muslim Women United for Peace, said. โ€œThis is one of the core reasons we formed our organization. We are also honored to be part of the food drive for Second Harvest together with our friends of other faiths, because working together for common goals and shared values is the way to achieve a more peaceful community.โ€

This family-friendly event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. For more information and to register visitย www.wisconsinfaithvoicesforjustice.org.

About Edgewood College

Located in Madison, Wis., Edgewood College is a liberal arts Catholic college in the Dominican tradition. We serve approximately 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students at our Monroe Street and Deming Way campuses, and online. The College offers more than 40 academic and professional programs, including masterโ€™s degrees in business, education, and nursing, and doctoral degrees in educational leadership and nursing practice. For more information about Edgewood College, please visitย www.edgewood.edu, or call Ed Taylor in Marketing & Strategic Communications at 608-663-2333.