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It's the holy month of Ramadan and many of us are busy fulfilling the obligation of fasting and performing extra acts of worship. Meanwhile, our Palestinian brothers and sisters are being slowly and silently starved to death. Can we do anything more for them than make du'as?
As we work to purify ourselves during this holy month, we are presented with an opportunity to go beyond du'as. On Friday, Aug. 17th, join us in Dupont Circle at 4:00pm as we gather for the annual rally, and then again at St. Stephens Church at 7:00pm for a community dinner (iftar)--a few blocks from Columbia Heights metro station on the green line.
WORLD PEACE RALLY
4PM - 6PM
COMMUNITY DINNER [IFTAR]
7PM - 11PM
St. Stephens Church1525 Newton Street NW
Washington DC 20010
Join us as we rally to make a unified call for Peace and Justice around the world and an immediate end to the occupation of Palestine. Following the rally there will be a dinner at St. Stephens Church which will be free and open to the public.
There will be speeches on the importance of Al-Quds Day and the current conflict in Palestine by various speakers and exclusive poetic performances by premier artists.
Click here to view the Facebook event page.
WHAT IS AL-QUDS DAY?
Al-Quds is Arabic for Jerusalem, the Holy Land. Yawm-al Quds or Al-Quds Day is a day of solidarity with the oppressed Palestinians in their struggle against the Zionist-apartheid system of Israel. Al-Quds Day also extends beyond Palestine to support all oppressed people in their struggles across the world. All over the world, rallies and marches are held on this day, the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan, in order to pledge solidarity with those struggling to live in dignity, in a world free from oppression and injustice.
This day is an opportunity to stand in solidarity with the oppressed in their struggles all over the world, from Palestine to Iraq, from Congo to Honduras, and from China to right here in our own backyards in the United States. On August 17, 2012 at 4:00pm, join us and other community leaders and activists for this historical rally and pledge your solidarity with those seeking a just peace in Palestine and around the world. Join us in the evening for a community dinner (iftar) and discussion.
For further details about this year's Al-Quds Day rallies, visit: www.alqudsday.org or www.freealquds.org (go to "Upcoming Events").