Iftar Dinner & Reflection on Fasting in Scripture with the Rumi Forum

April 23rd, 2022: 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Join us for an Iftar (meal to break the fast) and Interfaith scripture study on the meaning and value of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting. Hosted at the newest LDS chapel in the area with food and dialogue facilitation provided by the Rumi Forum, an organization dedicated to fostering interfaith dialogue and facilitating intercultural understanding. Please register by 5:00p.m. on Wednesday, April 20th so we can get an accurate head count for the event.

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Sacred Site Visits

From mosques to cemeteries, synagogues to statues, join us in visiting sites around the DC-Maryland-Virginia region as we learn what makes them sacred. We take an expansive understanding of the sacred, encompassing religious spaces and more.

Zoom Dialogues

Join us as we embark on a collective conversation about the value of spaces set apart for gathering, contemplation, and remembrance, and explore the art and complexity of navigating these spaces.

Interfaith Carpools

For this cherry-on-top experience, we will connect you with a small group of 6-8 others in your neighborhood who are attending the series. You can carpool, converse, and meet up as desired. Availability will depend on your area.

Who is this For?

Anyone may participate, regardless of religious identity. Some events will be more or less suited to children--look at specific event details for more information.

Maybe you have a spiritual home, maybe not. Maybe you’re not at peace in the place you call home. Maybe you’ve never even considered the question!

The Reverse Open House Series will grant rare opportunity to explore the diverse religious and spiritual landscape of the DMV and dialogue with others who want to do the same, regardless of the path that brought them.

What’s the Inspiration?

That glowing, gorgeous six-spired temple off of I-495, operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be hosting an open house for visitors from April - June of 2022.

The Reverse Open House Series will make this open house series into an expansive, reciprocal conversation about the value of sacred spaces to the individuals and communities that patron them.

This series is being planned with the support of the Interfaith Council of Metropolitan Washington and the King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Center Interreligoius and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID)

Note: This series is planned by Latter-day Saints but is not officially sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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