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Whirling Dervish, Ramadan, Islamic Spirituality

March 17

Dear Attendees,

We want to express our sincere gratitude to all who attended the “Whirling Dervish and Ramadan” event hosted by the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church in collaboration with the Peace Islands Institute Boston. It was a memorable evening filled with cultural richness and unity.


  • The event commenced with welcoming remarks and an overview of the agenda.
  • A video presentation on Ramadan provided insights into its significance.
  • Guest speakers shared perspectives on Islamic spirituality and the essence of Ramadan.
  • The mesmerizing Whirling Dervish performance captivated everyone present.
  • Iftar commenced with the Adhan call, followed by breaking the fast and Maghreb prayer.
  • The dinner featured delicious Uyghur Plov, Vegetarian Fried Noodle, and Vegan Lentil Soup
  • Representatives from the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church expressed their support and appreciation.
  • Guest speakers reflected on the importance of spirituality and shared poems from the Sufi tradition.
  • The evening concluded with heartfelt reflections and gratitude to all participants and sponsors.

This event exemplified the universal message of love, peace, and unity inherent in Islam. We are grateful for your presence and contribution to creating an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated.

Thank you for joining us in this enriching experience. We hope to see you again at future events.

Warm regards,

Organizing Committee

Peace Islands Institute Boston

Date: Mar 18, 2024






March 17