September 29, 2006

by Reb Yudel
Anti-Christians Unite to Fast, Feed

Jason Millman of Jcampus reports a triple-faith triumph scheduled for Boston U:

When Jewish students sit down to break the Yom Kippur fast next Monday night, they will have some company.

In an event hosted by the International Students Consortium along with
the Howard Thurman Center, BU Hillel, the Islamic Society and the Hindu
Student Council will sit down together at 7 p.m. on Oct. 2 to break the
fasts of Yom Kippur, Ramadan and Dussera, respectively.

Hillel’s Director of Student Activities Kip Lombardo said Boston
University is the first school he knows of that is putting together a
multi-faith dinner of this magnitude.

“No one else is doing this kind of joint program, and it really reaches
out,” Lombardo said, explaining the dinner is meant to bring separate
faiths together, though not to explore the religious aspects of the
fasts.

“It’s about finding common ground,” Lombardo said. “We’re not looking to throw Hanukah decorations on a Christmas tree.
full story here.

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It's not that they're Anti-Christian, it's that Christians don't know how to fast properly. I had a Christian neighbor in the dorms when i was in college, and she said that she fasted every Saturday... but every Saturday Day i would get home from shul and there she would be, sucking on a water bottle, because "drinking water doesn't count". Wimp.

(note: i have not yet actually read the article, so i don't know how Hindus fast)

Posted by: Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) at September 29, 2006 1:03 PM
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