(TULSA, OK, 8/8/12) – On Wednesday, August 8, the Oklahoma chapter of Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK), in conjunction with the Muslim community of Tulsa, will hold their inaugural interfaith Sharing Ramadan iftar, or fast-breaking dinner.

WHAT: Sharing Ramadan Interfaith Iftar
WHEN: Wednesday, August 8, 7-9 p.m.
WHERE: Tulsa Country Club, 701 N. Union Ave., Tulsa

“This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the interconnectedness of the Abrahamic faiths and our shared values as a community,” said Jillian Holzbauer-Frazier, communications director at CAIR-OK. “We are here to show our friends and neighbors that Oklahoma Muslims will continue to be contributing members of our society.”

Ramadan is the month on the Islamic lunar calendar during which Muslims fast from the break of dawn to sunset, in order to learn discipline, generosity, and empathy for the many people in the world who go hungry.

“Ramadan is a special time of the year for Muslims all across the world,” said CAIR-OK Executive Director Adam Soltani. “It is during this month that Muslims not only abstain from food and drink but also learn the importance of charity through fasting.”

Media can RSVP to the Sharing Ramadan event by emailing info@ok.cair.com or calling 405-248-5853.

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

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CONTACT: CAIR-OK Communications Director Jillian Holzbauer-Frazier, 918-261-2303, jholzbauer@cair.com; CAIR-OK Executive Director Adam Soltani, 405-248-5853, asoltani@cair.com