Taking Heart is a long-running program coordinated by 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.
Ramadan is a blessed month of the Islamic lunar calendar during which Muslims abstain from food and drink from sunrise to sunset. Fasting during Ramadan, which falls during the summer season, is one of the “five pillars” of Islam and is performed to learn piety, self-restraint, compassion, and generosity.
Iftars will include opening remarks and welcome with a recitation of the Quran and the call to prayer; a presentation on Islam and Ramadan and its customs; breakout groups where a number of topics can be discussed.
Please register at: https://bit.ly/RegisterTH. Additional sites will be added to the registration list as the information becomes available.
The Taking Heart Open Houses program has been bringing Muslims and non-Muslims together for food and conversation for 18 years. In 2022 over 500 community members participated in Taking Heart during Ramadan, the month on the Islamic lunar calendar during which Muslims abstain from food and drink from sunup to sundown. In 2023 Ramadan falls between March 22 and April 21.