Sprouts: Ramadan Tent Project 2017 by pacificanetwork published on 2017-05-25T05:14:17Z The Ramadan Tent Project began in London and it attracted international attention in 2011. A group of students from Londons School of Oriental and African Studies set up a tent in the universitys garden and invited those passing by to join them in breaking the fast. Now the Ramadan Tent Project has spread to five different countries including the United States. The goal of the Ramadan Tent Project is social change. Its mission is to provide Iftar - the dinner to break ones fast - to Muslims as well as anyone else during the Holy Month of Ramadan. The first ever Ramadan Tent Project in the United States was held in 2016 in Beaverton, Oregon. The students who brought it to Portland will do it again this year. We will hear about this event and we will hear about the heart of Islam from two bright and compassionate university students, Sadaf Assadi and Hanan Alzubaidy. Notes: Progressive Spirit is an hour-long program produced weekly at KBOO in Portland, Oregon by John Shuck. The show features authors, scholars, artists, and activists who have something to say about social justice and human flourishing. Progressive Spirit is distributed through audioport and PRX. The website is www.progressivespirit.net. John also produces a monthly show The Beloved Community that airs every second Friday at 9 am on KBOO along similar themes. Sprouts is a weekly program that features local radio production and stories from many radio stations and local media groups around the world. It is produced in collaboration with community radio stations and independent producers across the country. The program is coordinated and distributed by Pacifica Radio and offered free of charge to all radio stations. For information, or if you would like to feature your work on Sprouts, contact Ursula Ruedenberg at email@example.com.