>> Today is Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/cairchic/public_html/header.php on line 331
Friday, June 23, 2017
In response to Daily Herald article: "Ramadan Reflections"
Thank you for printing "Ramadan Reflections," which features firsthand accounts by Muslim college students celebrating Ramadan in the United States.
Too often, articles on Islam in the U.S. neglect to include the voices of American Muslims themselves. With such keen interest in Muslims and Islam, it is imperative that Muslims are able to speak for themselves. Several students, when describing the challenges of fasting in the food-centric U.S., spoke of the support offered by friends of other faiths. One Muslim student even described how friends would fast along with her at her Catholic high school.
It is encouraging to read these powerful examples of pluralism, which give a fuller understanding of religious diversity in the U.S. Thank you for allowing readers to hear from these students in their own words.