In a collaborative attempt to build stronger bridges across faiths and non-faith communities, we are excited to invite you to a community Iftar dinner. A night to meet people from around the world, over a simple shared meal.
Close to 300 people attended the first Community Iftar Dinner, which was hosted by Cr Jonathan Sri in 2017. This year, Queensland Greens representatives Senator Andrew Bartlett, Cr Jonathan Sri of the Gabba ward and Michael Berkman, MP for Maiwar are co-hosting this dinner.
Iftar is the name for a community dinner held daily after sunset to mark the end of a day of fasting. Ramadan, the ninth month in the Muslim calendar, is a special time for the Muslim community. During the month of Ramadan, Muslims worldwide fast from dawn to sunset to achieve greater self-discipline, self-purification, and compassion for those less fortunate.
Join us to share a meal on Saturday 26 May at the Ashgrove Bowls Club. This event is open to people of all walks of life. Everyone is welcome to come along, whatever your religion or cultural background. This is a family friendly event.
Any funds raised on the night will go to Refugees Welcome Australia (RWA) who help refugees and people seeking asylum by providing long-term and stable accommodation with local residents who have a spare room in their house or apartment. Doing so kickstarts a foundation of stability for the people RWA assist, and it enables their clients to re-start their lives - it allows them to focus their attention on looking for work, rather than worrying about where they will live and where they will get their next meal.
Do you have questions?
Drop us a line on firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Gabba Ward Office on 3403 2165.