For the past two years, teacher, writer, and interfaith advocate Sarah Ager has curated the Interfaith Ramadan blog series. Sarah was born in the UK, raised as a Christian, and recently converted to Islam after a series of interactions with Muslim friends.
In 2013 and 2014, Interfaith Ramadan featured articles from writers of both faith and non-faith traditions who shared their perspectives on spirituality, theology, community, inclusion, and social issues.
I was honored when Sarah asked me to contribute to this year’s project.
As I brainstormed, it felt natural to consider the implications of Ramadan on an interfaith level, as my own Christian-Hindu household seeks to foster understanding and openness to spiritual practices not rooted in the faith with which I was raised.
When I first received Sarah’s email, I knew I had to write on Ekadasi. You’ve seen the term “Ekadasi” on the blog before, and it’s a practice that is both near to my heart, and one that I struggle with greatly.
Here’s a sneak-peek:
“Though Baptists might be the last ones to (re) join the discipline of food restriction, modern day fasting offers us an opportunity emulate and learn from our global brothers and sisters in all traditions.” —Three Ways Christians Can Benefit from a Ramadan Fast
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