Tagged ‘Ramadan’

Daily Herald: Encouraging words in Ramadan story

Thank you for printing “Ramadan Reflections,” which features firsthand accounts by Muslim college students celebrating Ramadan in the United States.

Encouraging Words in Ramadan Story

Thank you for printing “Ramadan Reflections,” which features firsthand accounts by Muslim college students celebrating Ramadan in the United States.

Chicago Public Radio: Ramadan Fast Lasts Longer

Ramadan begins today. And local Muslims may find it harder to fast this year.

Media Advisory: Illinois Muslims to Mark End of Ramadan with Communal Prayers

On Wednesday, October 1* , the Muslim community in America will celebrate the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan with communal prayers around the country. (Ramadan is the month on the Muslim lunar calendar during which Muslims abstain from food, drink and other physical needs from the break of dawn to sunset.)

Religion News Service: Ramadan sees birth of emerging Muslim labor movement

Hundreds of Muslim workers at two meat processing plants in Colorado and Nebraska walked off the job earlier this month, protesting their employer’s refusal to grant time to pray and break a 12-hour fast during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

CAIR-Chicago Outreach Coordinator to Speak on Ramadan at Roosevelt University

Gerald Hankerson, Outreach Coordinator at CAIR-Chicago, will share a presentation with the Muslim Student Organization (MSO) and its guests at Roosevelt University. Hankerson’s talk will focus on Ramadan and fasting.

Daily Illini: UI adds dining options for Ramadan observers

The University dining halls may not seem as full as before. Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting and purification, began Sept. 1 and will continue until Oct. 1.

Outreach and Sensitivity Training Coordinators to Present to FFIC Employees

The Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company has invited CAIR-Chicago’s Sensitivity Training Coordinator, Veronica Zapata, and Outreach Coordinator, Gerald Hankerson, to share a presentation on Islam and Ramadan with its employees.

Charlotte Observer: Taxi drivers mark Ramadan with Iftar-on-the-go meals

Throughout Ramadan, Muslims break a 12-hour fast with an Iftar meal, which in many Muslim countries is a time to see extended family or to celebrate with close friends. But for taxi drivers who work shifts late into the night, the meal is more functional, a short break from the day’s work when there isn’t time to meet up with one’s family.

Call it Iftar-on-the-go, but definitely don’t call it fast food.

Denver Post: Muslims, Neb. Plant Agree but Fired Greeley Workers Face Hurdle in Prayer Dispute

An agreement between Muslim workers and a Nebraska meatpacking plant reached late Tuesday could be an outline for an accord in a similar dispute in Greeley, people involved in the discussions say.

But a major hurdle in any agreement over Muslim prayer times will be whether 103 workers who were fired for walking away from the JBS Swift & Co. slaughterhouse in Greeley are rehired, said Christina Abraham, civil-rights director at the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Chicago.

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