Canton Church issues Ramadan greeting
Monday, September 13, 2010 - 5:14 pm

Friday afternoon, a banner was placed on the front lawn of the Unitarian Universalist Church, 3 1/2 Main St., Canton, that extended greetings to Muslim members of the larger community who were celebrating the end of Ramadan. “Eid moubarak” is the Arabic greeting that Muslims all over the world extend to each other to wish a “blessed Eid,” the feast day that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan in the Islamic calendar. The banner is decorated with the silhouette of a mosque--characteristic of an Islamic place of worship, and the Flaming Chalice symbol that represents Unitarian Universalism. Beneath the Arabic greeting, are the words, “Wishing You a Blessed Holiday.” The banner was placed at the suggestion of the congregation’s new minister, the Rev. David S. Blanchard, and was endorsed by the governing council of the church.