Chargé Erath Hosts Iftar at Embassy Residence

Chargé Erath hosts iftar at U.S. Residence in Bern.

To mark the month of Ramadan, Charge d’Affaires Tara Feret Erath hosted an iftar on June 13 at the Embassy Residence. The theme of the evening was integration and cross-cultural communication. Guests representing Swiss NGOs, educational organizations and the Muslim community engaged in a discussion touching on the importance of integration, the role of schools, the role of religious institutions and the very meaning of “integration” itself. Guest of honor, Lebanese-American artist Helen Zughaib, highlighted her own family’s story of the journey from Lebanon to the U.S. in a time of war to illustrate the importance of communication and mutual respect.