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Taking Heart Registration 2014

As our Muslim neighbors prepare for the sacred month of Ramadan this July, the Minnesota Council of Churches, in partnership with the Muslim American Society of Minnesota, is excited to announce a series of open houses at area mosques organized by the council’s Taking Heart program. Ramadan is the month on the Islamic lunar calendar during which Muslims abstain from food and drink from sunrise to sunset. The fast is performed to learn compassion, self-restraint and generosity. Each day the fast is broken with a meal called Iftar.

Taking Heart was started in 2005 to bring Christians and Muslims together to get to know each other over a meal and conversation. It is designed for regular people of different faiths to interact with each other. It is NOT an academic discussion or a theological debate - just people talking over a meal at Iftar time.

Any person who wants to meet Muslims for the first time or to visit an Islamic Center can simply register for their desired date and location. Join us for an iftar dinner in your area! There is no charge as mosques are generously offering their hospitality. Please complete the form below to tell us you're coming. (Since a meal is involved registration is strongly suggested to attend.)

Click here for a primer on What to Expect at the Mosque.

Is the form showing up incorrectly? Click here.


   
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Smiling woman at NWICC Iftar
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