Two organisations of the Spanish Network of the Anna Lindh Foundation celebrate iftars in community


Asociació Azahara and Jovesólides, members of the Spanish Network of the Anna Lindh Foundation (ReFAL), celebrated last April intercultural iftars to celebrate coexistence, bringing together a total of approximately 1000 people.

During the month of Ramadan, Associació Azahara has once again promoted the celebrations of the breaking of fasting in community. The fourth edition of the community iftar has been carried out in Salt (Girona) that took place at the Coma Cros Cultural Factory on April 14. This year, in addition, a pre-iftar activity has been added to the program in which five young Muslims of different origins and Islamic sensibilities have been able to dialogue in front of the public about what it is to be Muslim today in Salt and what is their particular and community experience of Ramadan. The other novelty proposed has been to promote for the first time the shared celebration of iftar in the municipality of Cunit (Tarragona) with the collaboration of the City Council of Cunit. The festivity took place on April 18 in the pavilion of the CEIP Pompeu Fabra and was part of the projects for the improvement of coexistence and civility of Cunit that the Associació Azahara promotes.

The Iftar de la Concordia, organised by the association Jovesólides, Casa Marruecos and the Islamic Cultural Center of Valencia, has had the participation of representatives of various Christian, Jewish, Buddhist and atheist communities as well as the entities that bring together the social and associative movements of the Valencian Community, such as the Valencian Coordinator of NGDO and the Volunteer Platform. Together they have promulgated the 'Declaration of Valencia for Concord' to vindicate cultural diversity and express the "unequivocal will to solemnly and decisively proclaim the most absolute rejection to Islamophobia in any form.  

In this way, ReFAL's entities fight against Islamophobia while contributing to an intercultural and plural citizenship.