During the holy month of Ramadan, the UNF Interfaith Center with Better Together visited the Islamic Center of Jacksonville who opened up their doors to the community to experience the celebration of Ramadan. Students and participants had the opportunity to share an Iftar and were encouraged to engage in open dialogue with the Islamic community. All guests were shown a presentation on “Debunking Islam” where members from the Islamic community tackled stereotypes and typical misconceptions surrounding Islamic faith including a summation of the faith itself. The presentation blended both prayer and education. After the service, everyone was treated to an abundant Indian buffet in to break the traditional fast at sundown. Leaving hungry was not an option
The Interfaith Center and Better Together thank the Islamic Center of Northeast Florida for the hospitality and a chance to get involved with the community!