Local Muslims share Ramadan meal


RIDGELAND – Songul Arslan (l-r), Yasemin Gok, Mahmut Gok and Sezai Cankirli, all of the Rain Drop Turkish House and Community invite Bishop Joseph Kopacz and diocesan chancery staffers, Mary Woodward and Fabvienen Taylor, to join in “breaking the fast” for Ramadan on Monday, July 21, at the community’s center. The month of Ramadan requires Muslims to fast from sunrise to sunset. After sundown neighbors traditionally share food and fellowship with one another. Muslim fasting means no food or drink may be consumed at all and is a form of prayer in action by purifying one’s self through self-control. (Photo by Maureen Smith)