|Ramadan of the Poor (by Azim Azimzade)|
When Rep. Dan Kildee noticed that his staffer was working “a grueling schedule” while fasting for Ramadan, he decided to give it a try. He and several other non-Muslim personnel therefore chose to fast with her for one day. This was so rewarding that Kildee and staff continue a day of spiritual solidarity each year.
When that time arrives, staffers awake before dawn and e-mail breakfast photos to one another. They exchange “words of encouragement” throughout the day, along with “videos about the meaning of Ramadan.”
The result? Kildee explains: You can’t hate up close… When you get to know somebody, you realize how similar we are.
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