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Dates:Saturday, April 6, 2024 - Saturday, April 6, 2024
Hours:6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Ages:Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Indoor
Cost:Free
Category:Special Events

FAST-A-THON
“Breaking fast together”

Come join the Interfaith Fast-a-Thon, where we challenge you to fast an entire day with us on Saturday, April 6, 2024.

An Interfaith Fast-a-Thon is an event where individuals commit to fasting for a day and donating the money they would have spent on food to a social action cause.

After a day of fasting, participants come together to break their fast and reflect on their experiences as a community.

This event provides a unique opportunity for people from different faiths to come together, learn from each other, and work towards a common goal of social justice.

Since fasting is a fundamental aspect of many religious practices, Fast-a-Thon’s primary objective will be to create an opportunity for individuals to discuss its significance and foster interfaith dialogue.

Also, it is a platform for individuals to express their religious and non-religious beliefs.

To ensure that this objective is seamlessly integrated into the event, we will have a dedicated team member who will work towards creating a diverse and inclusive environment that caters to people of all faiths and beliefs.

By prioritizing and fostering interfaith dialogue and understanding, we aim to create an enriching experience for all participants.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and it is observed by Muslims worldwide.

During this month, Muslims fast every day from dawn until sunset.

In the evening, Muslims gather together as a community to break their fast by sharing a meal.

If you are interested in learning more about the Islamic month of Ramadan, or maybe just want to enjoy some free food, we invite you to join us for our Fastathon event.

The event will be open to the public of all ages regardless of the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, veteran status, or disability.

Everyone is invited to participate and collaborate in creating an inclusive and supportive environment where all feel welcome.

Without this diversity, the event would lack the richness and depth of experiences that make it truly meaningful.

By working together to create a truly inclusive event, we can build a stronger, more connected community that values and celebrates diversity in all its forms.

The theme of the 2024 Fast-a-Thon will be food access and hunger, and all proceeds will be donated to hunger relief organizations.

Any chosen organization will utilize donations effectively and follow through on its stated intentions.

The event will take place on Saturday, April 6, at 6 p.m. at the Cambridge King Open School.

Please note that all are welcome to attend the event, and fasting is not required.

*If you happen to be the organizer of the Fast-a-Thon event, and you are not fasting due to health or religious reasons, it's advisable not to fast on the day of the event.

It's challenging to achieve a full performance when you are experiencing hunger pangs and a foggy mind.

Event Highlights

6.00pm-6.10pm Meet and Greet, welcome reception

6:10-6.15pm Opening Remarks

• Emcee 1) welcomes the audience, 2) explains the Fastathon and its mission, 3) who are the organizers, 4) Importance of Ramadan for muslims and gives a brief overview of the schedule including time for Adhan, and speeches and performances.

6:15 – 6:30pm: Highlights on Ramadan and Fastathon

• Prominent Guest Speaker(s)

6:30pm-6:45pm: Invite members of the planning committee with diverse religious and philosophical backgrounds to discuss the significance of fasting in their respective traditions.

6:45-55pm: Emcee invites guests for brief reflections for their very first fasting (preferably invites non-muslim guests)

6:55pm-7:15pm: The Talk Better Together session will include a set of sample questions that can be used to initiate interfaith discussions.

These questions could include topics such as favorite food choices, reasons for fasting, and personal and philosophical backgrounds such as

'What is your favorite food and why?'

'Why did you choose to fast today?'

'What in your religious, philosophical, or personal background inspired you to do this?'

'What are some specific actions we can take together to make a continued impact on X issue?'

7.15-7.20pm: Emcee invites the muezzin to call for Adhan

7:20pm-8.30pm: Everyones breaks fast and dinner starts

8:30 PM to 9:30 PM.

The event details may change, particularly after 8:30 pm on-demand prominent guest lecture may be added.

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piiboston.org/event/fastathon/

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850 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA, 02141 map
Phone: 6175992701

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