On April 10, 2022, Peace Appeal joined with Welcoming Greater Charlottesville (a member of the
Welcoming America network) to host a community Iftar. The traditional meal after sunset to break the
daily Ramadan fast hosted many of the area’s Muslim residents, including recent immigrant families
from Afghanistan. Local government, university and community leaders attended, and offered brief
remarks after prayers. Muslim residents informed the organizers that this was the first time an Iftar had
been organized by non-Muslims in Charlottesville and the wider Central Virginia area. Organizers hope
to continue the tradition in years to come.
A video of the event was prepared by Charlottesville Studio with support from the Peace Appeal.