July 2, 2016, Chicago, IL — The Turkish American Society of Chicago (TASC) and Niagara Foundation collaborated to organize an event titled, “The Ramadan Experience” at the Turquoise Center in Chicago, IL. The event brought together individuals from different religious faiths and cultural communities together to learn about the significance of the month of Ramadan in Islam, engage in friendly table conversation, and break fast with an Iftar dinner.
The “Ramadan Experience” is series of events held during religiously significant seasons to provide the Chicago public with a window into the diverse worlds of the three Abrahamic traditions. The goal was to raise literacy of each of the Abrahamic faiths, create safe spaces/experiences for reflection, and respectfully showcase each tradition in its uniqueness.
The event was also aimed at gathering the Chicago community as one, to share in something sacred, and to demonstrate how love of neighbor and hospitality grant us the ability to mutually support one another.