#SE7ENFAST is here! Join us in fasting for one day in solidarity with our Muslim friends! Join the movement.


A month ago, my wife and I were in Houston.  We met with new friends Bassel and Salmaa, the two behind #Muslims4Lent, a solidarity movement of Muslims in which individual Muslims chose to fast from something during Lent this year.  Bassel befriended my wife while she was doing something equally opposite this year for Lent, namely wearing hijab (#40daysofhijab) in order to get a feel for what Muslim women experience in America and to encourage all people to love their neighbors, strangers, and enemies.

One of the purposes of our meeting was to talk with them about how we could organize a similar social-media driven response to #Muslims4Lent.  We acknowledged that there wouldn’t be much participation from Christians if we invited them to fast from all food and drink during daylight hours during the holy month of Ramadan this year.  What we decided was to invite people…

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