Ambassador Designate Sheila Gwaltney’s Eid al-Adha Message

Dear Friends!  On behalf of the American people I congratulate you from the bottom of my heart on Eid al-Adha!

On this most holy of days, millions of Muslim pilgrims from around the world – including from Kyrgyzstan and the United States – are praying side by side for peace, compassion, and fellowship.  They give alms to the underprivileged and join efforts with other faith communities to provide relief to those suffering from hunger, sickness, oppression, and conflict.

This occasion is an important reminder for all of us that no matter who you are, we are all equals in humanity.

May the prayers of the Hajj pilgrims and those of all faiths around the world guide us to greater understanding of one another.

Eid Mubarak!