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Embodied solidarity

The Parliament of the World’s Religions cultivates harmony among the world’s religious and spiritual communities. Celebrating Ramadan, the month-long holy season of Islam, with our Muslim neighbors and honoring their traditions is a concrete way to cultivate such harmony. The traditions practiced by Muslims during Ramadan hold applications and lessons for people of all faiths.

Ramadan begins June 6.

The Parliament of the World’s Religions suggests these ways for you to show solidarity with your Muslim neighbors:

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Promising Practices for April

Easter - John 20:10-18

JESUS MAFA. Easter – Christ appears to Mary, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN.[retrieved April 3, 2016].

Reach out to invite members of the Black Community to a Scripture study about peace in the Gospels.

Reach out on Earth Day to create a group to study Pope Francis’ Encyclical on care for our common home: Mother Earth.

Reach out to alcohol and drug addicts in the Black Community by welcoming various support groups to your parish community.

Reach out to your community to open a discussion on the importance of religious liberty.

 

Promising Practices for June

Jesus as a child in Nazareth - Luke 2:51-52

JESUS MAFA. Jesus as a child in Nazareth, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN [retrieved June 14, 2015].

Reach out to fathers in the Black Community to create a support network for parenting.

Reach out to children of the Black Community to participate in the summer vacation Bible school.

Reach out to the wider community to take part in the Fortnight for Freedom: Freedom to Bear Witness, a commitment to remain faithful to the teaching of Jesus in the face of persecution by political power.

Reach out to work with area churches to recruit volunteers to visit prisoners.

Promising Practices for April

By Harry Walker [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Bell-shaped flowers – Easter Lily, 1910-1940
By Harry Walker [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

 Reach out to invite members of the Black Community to a special Welcome Home celebration for Easter.

Reach out to alcohol and drug addicts in the Black Community by welcoming various support groups to your parish community.

Reach out to your community to open a discussion on the importance of religious liberty.