Ramadan can be observed by non-Muslims as a time for sacrifice, reflection, and spiritual growth. Sharing iftar during Ramadan creates a special time when people of all backgrounds come together to bridge the divide between faith traditions.
Spiritual Principles and Practices
Throughout the church world during the season of Lent people strive to become better Christians. Therefore we should not look upon it as a forbidding or a sad season of fasting and prayer but as a spiritual experience that means much to all of us if we enter into its observance in the right spirit.
Primarily the purpose of Lent is to prepare us mentally, physically, and spiritually for a new awakening; to resurrect us out of old states of consciousness into a new realization of life; and to permit us to reconsecrate and rededicate ourselves to the will and the work of Jesus Christ. Through our spiritual awakening we shall find renewed life and health, a joyous freedom from burdens, and best of all, peace of mind.