As we break up for the holidays it feels very much like a well deserved break. However, for our Jewish, Christian and Muslims students, this is not just a break but a time of religious importance.
All of the Abrahamic faiths reflect and celebrate important events. In Judaism, the Passover festival signifies God’s commitment to them by forcing the hand of Pharaoh to let them be free. Easter is a time of contemplation and reflection on sacrifice and suffering of Jesus, with many Theologians asking questions about what example Jesus sets believers about making sacrifices for what is right. In Islam, Ramadan celebrates the month that the angel Jibril revealed the Qur’an to the Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him). During the month of Ramadan, Muslims aim to fast for the daylight hours to show their obedience towards Allah through self-discipline. This is not easy but that is the point of it and exceptions are made for those who are unable to fast.
The RPE department would therefore like to wish a happy holiday and meaningful celebrations to all of our students over the next few weeks.