Taking Heart Open Houses

May 26, 2017 - June 24, 2017 Twin Cities Metro Area

Ramadan is the month of the Islamic lunar calendar during which Muslims abstain from food and drink from sunrise to sunset; in 2017 it falls between the dates of May 26 – June 24.  Fasting during Ramadan is one of the “five pillars” of Islam, and is performed to learn compassion, self-restraint, and generosity. 

Taking Heart Open Houses is a long-running program coordinated by the Minnesota Council of Churches (MCC) and the Muslim American Society of Minnesota (MAS-MN) to bring Christians and members of other faith communities together with Muslims for food and conversation during Ramadan. Minnesota mosques and Islamic community centers welcome their non-Muslim neighbors for a traditional Iftar, inviting a time of encounter and learning. Growing in popularity, Taking Heart saw more than 800 non-Muslims attend Open House Iftar dinners in 2016.

Please visit www.mnchurches.org to learn more about Taking Heart. You are now able to register for one or more events. Bring a friend and learn more about your Muslim neighbors! These events are free and open to the public. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Rev. Cynthia Bronson Sweigert at (412) 638-0680 (cell) or revcbs11@gmail.com