As the world gets smaller, open communication and meaningful dialogue between diverse communities and individuals becomes even more important. Social media, for all its perceived flaws, can be an incredible tool for cooperative, constructive and positive interaction between people of different religious traditions and humanistic beliefs.
With that in mind, this upcoming month-long Interfaith Ramadan blog project will explore the Holy Month, not only from a Muslim viewpoint, but also from Christian, Jewish, cultural, and socio-political perspectives.
Day 4: How Often Do You Speak Turkish Without Realizing It?
Sharing the Blessings of Ramadan with Others (Guest: Saadia Faruqi)
Day 5: How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Smell Your Breath!
Day 6: Delusional Mom on Kids, Chaos, and Covert Chewing (Guest: Hethr)
Day 7: The Rose-Tinted Glasses of Ramadan!
Day 8: The Grouch Has Awoken!
Day 9: What Lizards & The Legend of Zelda Can Teach You About Ramadan
Day 10: Fudge, Fajr, and Postman Pat!
Day 11: Fasting Can Bring Us Closer Together (Guest: Saadia Faruqi)
Day 12: Slap Some Yogurt on That!
Day 13: Lee Weissman on "Closeness" and Cheerleading the Good (@JihadiJew)
Day 14: A Revert's Relationship With Arabic
& Squiggles, Snails, and Tadpoles: The Arabic Alphabet
Day 15: Steve Rose on Islam, Faith, and the Media (Steve Rose)
Day 16: Muslims Abroad: The Politics of Language in the Mosque
Day 17: Nye Armstrong and Rebecca Minor: Ramadan Reflections
& Saadia Faruqi: When Will The Dates Be Served?
Day 18: Wes Magruder: From Dialogue to Activism
My article for Wes Magruder's blog: Mindful and Thankful
Day 19: Nye Armstrong and Rebecca Minor on Charity and Water (@andirun)
Day 20: When a Time-Travelling Viking Met Jesus
Day 21: #InterfaithFriday: In A Gentle Way We Can Shake the World (@i_faithFriday)
Day 22: The Problem With All This Interfaith Ramadan Malarkey
& Wes Magruder's Response
Day 23: Falling Head First Into The Ramadan Dip
Day 24: Containing God and Sabotaging The Competition
Day 25: Leicester: A Beacon For Interfaith Harmony (Guest: Raheema Caratella)
Day 26: Sharing Traditions of Sacrifice and Worship
Eid Mubarak! Lessons Learned From An 'Imperfect' Ramadan