Congresswoman Johnson Introduces Resolution to Pay Tribute to Ramadan

September 13, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Council on American-Islamic Relations

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson introduced a resolution to recognize the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

"We are blessed to live in a nation that protects its citizens’ right to religious freedom, communal worship, and interfaith dialogue and service," said Congresswoman Johnson.

September 13, 2007 marks the beginning of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan is a time of heightened spiritual awareness, family bonding, communal service and worship, and self renewal for Muslims everywhere.

"The Muslim American community contributes to the vibrant growth of American society and culture. Muslim Americans play a significant role in our nation’s political process, economic growth, scientific development, free enterprise, religious tolerance, law enforcement, and homeland security. American pluralistic ideals, democratic institutions, and multiculturalism are expanded and strengthened by the contribution of Muslim American civic participation."