The Interfaith Justice League sponsored the fourth-annual Fast-a-Thon Sept. 30 in Beckham Hall. Fasting students celebrated at the end of the day with a Ramadan banquet.
(Video by Nam Anh Ta ’12)
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Wesleyan's Interfaith Justice League sponsored the third-annual Fast-a-Thon Oct. 1 in Beckham Hall. They agreed to fast for the day, and donate their unused meals or student meal points to the local soup kitchen, Amazing Grace Food Pantry. The day-long fast concluded with a "break-fast" banquet.
More than 1,360 students participated in the event, raising $17,061.91 for the food pantry.
Participants were given a Fast-a-Thon T-shirt for participating.
Wesleyan President Michael Roth speaks to students prior to the "break-fast."
Muslim Chaplain Marwa Aly speaks about fasting.
(Photos by Stefan Weinberger ’10)
Wesleyan’s second annual Interfaith Fast-a-Thon will be held on Thursday, Sept. 25, and culminate with a Ramadan Banquet. Participants will fast for one day and donate the cost of meals to local charities. The day’s events will conclude at 5:45 p.m. with a ‘Break-fast Banquet’ at Beckham Hall catered by the Middletown’s Haveli India restaurant.
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