Steve Watson and Justice Ismail shared reflections on the importance of faithfulness and the beauty of being able to share in this meal together, even across diverse cultures and beliefs. Just after sundown, an imam led the Maghrib prayer, and everyone ate together.
We partnered with our neighbors to make an abundance of traditional food; each tray was heaped with dishes from around the world that were prepared by people from the community.
Cambridge City Councillor Denise Simmons attended the event and spoke about the importance of community in our increasingly cross-cultural city.
The evening was a flurry of bright colors, tantalizing smells, and delicious foods. The simple act of sharing a meal took on tremendous meaning as everyone paused to reflect on the privilege of abundant food and the freedom to gather together.