August 25, 2011

Mormons Should Admire Ramadan

Kevin Barney, Chicago Tribune

As a practicing Mormon, I have a tremendous admiration for the fast undertaken by Muslims the world over during the holy month of Ramadan.

Mormons, too, have a (less challenging) fast practice as a part of their faith. Beginning in the earliest days of the Church in the 19th century, Mormons fast for about 24 hours (skipping two meals), originally on the first Thursday of the month (but now on the first Sunday) as a community, although individuals might fast at other times for certain purposes.

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