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Blessed Ramadan

From neighborhood hate crimes to campaign rhetoric, we see negativity directed against Muslims. But that is not who we are in Minnesota. When we are our best selves, we are a welcoming, caring, respectful community.

To demonstrate that positive sense of community, we created a way to demonstrate a caring spirit towards Muslim Minnesotans -- the Blessed Ramadan Signs Project (see graphic of sign at right). Through the Minnesota Council of Churches, or by having your own signs printed, you can participate in this show of community solidarity. Place a ‘Blessed Ramadan” sign in your yard during the month of Ramadan as a gesture of witness and welcome.

Ramadan is the month of the Islamic lunar calendar during which Muslims abstain from food and drink from sunrise to sunset. In 2017, Ramadan takes place May 26 - June 25. The annual observance is one of the Five Pillars of Islam and is performed to learn compassion, self-restraint, and generosity.

Signs measure 24 x 18 inches and come with a metal stand.

To Order Your Sign(s)

Call 612-230-3344 or email BlesssedRamadanSigns to order your sign(s) today. You can also check back for our online order form, which will be reactivated as we get closer to Ramadan.



Congregational Leaders

If you are a congregational leader and wish to be supportive and informative about the Ramadan season, use this list of suggestions and resources, which includes participation plans and language for worship bulletin and newsletter/e-newsletters.

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Other Ways to Acquire Signs

Order a minimum of 25 signs directly from Impact Printing in St. Paul. Cost is $6.75 per sign, plus $1.30 for each stand, plus shipping. To order, call 651-489-0803 or go to www.impactprintingstpaul.com.

Download the graphic files for a 24" x 18" sign and send them directly to your local printer.

Download the graphic files for a 42" x 24" sign and send them directly to your local printer.

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