Congresswoman Johnson's Statement in Recognition of the Holy Month of Ramadan
Dallas, Texas- ( Friday June 3, 2016 ) Today Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement today in recognition of the holy month of Ramadan:
"Next week, Ramadan will begin, and as before, American Muslims will congregate and rejoice as they fast from sunrise to sundown. But Ramadan is more than abstaining from food and liquids; it is a time for men and women of all positions to converse with each other, aid each other, and nurture each other. It is a time for self-reflection, where one realizes the profound impact the simplest things in life have on them. More importantly, it is a time for change, a change for the better.
Today more than ever, American Muslims are questioned as to the intention of their religion. However, in a nation founded on tolerance and diversity, we as Americans should encourage rather than discourage our fellow Americans as they delve into this month of self-awareness, repentance, and acceptance."
U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson is the ranking member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology and the highest-ranking Texan on the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure. She represents the 30th Congressional District of Texas, which includes Downtown Dallas, Fair Park, Kessler Park, Old East Dallas, Pleasant Grove, South Dallas & South Oak Cliff; all of Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville, Hutchins, Lancaster & Wilmer and parts of Ferris, Glenn Heights, South Grand Prairie, Oak Lawn, Ovilla, Uptown/Victory Park and West Dallas.