Today, Muslims around the world mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan with Eid al-Fitr, signaling a break from a month-long fast. This fast engages Muslims in the tenets of their faith, including charity, compassion, worship, and spiritual renewal.
As the Muslim community in Ontario, Canada, and across the world join friends and family in feast and celebration, it is important for all of us to honour the values that the Islamic religion holds dear and to build bridges among people of all faiths.
We must also use this moment to consider the millions of Muslims around the world who may not be able to enjoy a safe and comfortable celebration in their homes and countries at this time. Keeping them in mind, we extend our wishes of peace and good health to them and their loved ones.
Standing in solidarity with Muslim communities at home and abroad, we can all take this opportunity to practice our shared values of compassion, service, generosity and community.
On behalf of the Green Party of Ontario, Eid Mubarak to all!