Come Meet Your Muslim Neighbors

As our Muslim neighbors observe the sacred month of Ramadan this July, the Minnesota Council of Churches invites you to a series of open houses at area mosques. Ramadan is the month of the Islamic lunar calendar during which Muslims abstain from food and drink from sunrise to sunset. Each day the fast is broken with a meal called Iftar. Mosques and Muslim Community Centers throughout the Metro area will be welcoming their non-Muslim neighbors for a traditional Iftar. These events are free and open to the public.

Taking Heart, a program of the Minnesota Council of Churches, has been bringing Muslims and non-Muslims together for food and conversation for more than five years. Last year, 350 guests attended an iftar. This year, the fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, we will hear about a Muslim perspective on Civil Rights.

Kathleen O. is coordinating an OSLC group to attend the Iftar Thursday, July 17, 8:15pm, sponsored by the Muslim American Society of MN. The location will be the Blaine Community Center (12175 Aberdeen St., Blaine, MN) Carpools from church could be arranged too. Please contact Kathleen if you would like to join her -- or email the church office, and we will forward your message to Kathleen. 

If that date won’t work for you, you can find a complete listing of Iftar open house times and locations at Please visit that site to register for an Iftar meal near you.