Online interfaith meeting started with welcoming from Manhattan Beach Community Church and Pacifica Institute. Alperen spoke about Ramadan and what fasting is. Alp remarked that the gist of fasting is not only abstaining from food and drinks but to attain spiritual balance and social equilibrium that grows out of empathy with the final aim of attaining God’s pleasure.
Reverend Mathew mentioned what fasting is in Christianity and about coming together in challenging times. In this presentation, Reverend Bea spoke how religious communities supported each other in times of crises throughout the history.
Sachin Pandya introduced the musical instrument and played an Indian music for the audience. Reverend Bea and Atilla Kahveci performed finishing prayers after the call to prayer was performed that signifies the fast breaking time.