Taking Heart Open Houses
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.