Taking Heart: What Would You Do?

By Gail Anderson

Taking Heart Dinner
From a Taking Heart dinner,
May 2008.

What would you do if you saw a store clerk refusing to serve a Muslim customer?

That was the question explored in a recent ABC news story. We will be using that video as our discussion starter at the next Taking Heart, at 6 p.m. on Wednesday July 9 at Masjid Ummat Muhammad, 315 East Lake Street, second floor. A free meal will be served.

There were more than 30 people at our last Taking Heart event at Lake Harriet United Methodist Church. We had discussions about sacred texts and wherever else the conversation took us.

Taking Heart is a program designed for Christians and Muslims to get to know each other as individuals in a low key setting of food and conversation. At a Taking Heart event people eat, they talk, and eventually relationships are built and hearts are changed. Taking Heart is a joint program of the Muslim American Society of Minnesota and the Minnesota Council of Churches.

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Gail Anderson is Unity and Relationships Organizer for the Minnesota Council of Churches.

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