Taking Heart

Join us for conversation during Ramadan

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.

 

 

Register

This year we return to in-person Iftars. 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.

 

For further information, please contact Saran Sidime at saran.sidime@mnchurches.org or (612) 230-3226.

Open House

The Taking Heart Open Houses program has been bringing Muslims and non-Muslims together for food and conversation for 18 years. In 2019 over 1400 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 2022 Ramadan falls between April 2 and May 2.