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Hollywood Muslims Lead Interfaith Outreach During Ramadan

Thursday, June 22, 2017   (0 Comments)
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From The Hollywood Reporter:

The growl of a motorcycle roaring down Melrose doesn't disturb the reverence just yards away, where actor Ben Youcef is singing the adhan (the Muslim call to worship) to signal the end of the day's fast.

It's June 14, and inside a tent in front of The Larchmont, a restaurant near the Paramount lot, about 50 writers, producers and other industry figures have gathered for prayers before iftar, the evening meal during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan — when Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset — which this year started on May 26 and ends on June 24.

Nearly half of those present are Muslim. "As a Presbyterian in L.A., I've been invited to tons of seders," says Katie Buckland, executive director of the Writers Guild Foundation, which is co-hosting the event with the Muslims on Screen & Television Resource Center (MOST). "Why not an iftar?"

- Read the full article at HollywoodReporter.com


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