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June 2018

Meet My Religious Neighbor: Bosniak Islamic and Cultural Center

June 2, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Bosniak Islamic and Cultural Center, 3805 Lower Beaver Road
Des Moines, IA 50310 United States
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Join us for the breaking-of-the-fast at sunset; come prepared to eat!

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March 2019

Meet My Religious Neighbor: Hindu Holi

March 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hindu Temple and Cultural Center of Iowa, 33916 155th Lane
Madrid, IA 50156 United States
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Join the Comparison Project at their next Meet My Religious Neighbor event visiting the Hindu Temple and Cultural Center of Iowa for a Holi celebration! There will be holi homa (fire), color-throwing, and a meal served.

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September 2019

Meet My Religious Neighbor: Muslim Community Organization

September 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Muslim Community Organization, 1117 42nd Street
Des Moines, IA 50311 United States
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Enjoy multi-cultural snacks, take a tour of the mosque, lean about Islam, and meet the diverse community that worships here! Modest dress recommended.

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October 2019

Meet My Religious Neighbor: Bahá’í Festival of Unity

October 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Windsor Heights Community Center, 6900 School Street
Windsor Heights, IA 50324 United States
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The “Meet My Religious Neighbor” open-house series continues with a celebration of the bicentennial of the Birth of The Báb, the Forerunner of the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith, Bahá’u’lláh. The open-house will be held on Monday, October 28th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the Windsor Heights Community Center, 6900 School Street, Windsor Heights, Iowa. (Take 69th Street south off of University Avenue to the Center. ) Download a Flyer This “Bahá’í Festival of Unity” will feature the screening…

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November 2019

Meet My Religious Neighbor: SAI Global Akhand Bhajan

November 9, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
SAI Home, 504 66th Court
West Des Moines, IA 50266 United States
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Once in a year, SAI devotees all over the world come together to sing the Lord's name for the welfare of the humanity. The orientation at 5:00pm will cover SAI philosophy, SAI center activities and what to expect during the participation. Devotional singing starts at 6:00pm. You may participate in the singing program as much time as you would like to. Different faith groups will participate in singing in different time slots allocated to them. Modest dress recommended. Please leave…

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December 2019

Meet My Religious Neighbor: Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

December 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1627 Grand Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50265 United States
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The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe is very important to Catholic Christians of Mexican descent. The day commemorates several appearances of the Virgin Mary to a peasant named Juan Diego, and the miraculous sign of roses blooming in December. Join Sacred Heart Parish for food, fun, and prayer. A schedule of events is listed below. Questions? Contact Karla Vaqerano Willis, Director of Hispanic Ministry, at karla.willis@sacredheartwdm.org or (515) 255-0546. 6:00pm: Novena 6:30pm: Procession starting in the Parish Center 7:00pm:…

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February 2020

Meet My Religious Neighbor: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

February 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3301 Ashworth Road
West Des Moines, IA 50265 United States
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Two Centuries of Family and Faith Saturday, February 8, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 3301 Ashworth Road, West Des Moines, IA 50265 Find your ancestors in the family history center, sing with young people, and learn more about core doctrines while enjoying food and fellowship at an open house that shows how faith functions in the lives of the members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This is a bicentennial…

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March 2020

Meet My Religious Neighbor: Celebration of Holi

March 8 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hindu Temple and Cultural Center of Iowa, 33916 155th Lane
Madrid, IA 50156 United States
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The “Meet My Religious Neighbor” open-house series continues March 8 with the celebration of Holi, beginning at 11am at the Hindu Temple and Cultural Center, 33916 155th Lane, Madrid Iowa 50156. Holi is an important occasion in the Hindu tradition. The festival signifies the arrival of spring, the end of winter, and the beginning of a good spring harvest season. For many, it is a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive. Join us at the…

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April 2020

Meet My Religious Neighbor: Lao Buddhist New Year Service

April 19 @ 9:45 am - 11:00 am
Wat Lao Buddhist Temple, 1804 E Park Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50320 United States
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Please join us on Sunday, April 19, for the annual Lao New Year’s Service at the Wat Lao Buddhist Temple on East Park Ave. The event will include a “Tak Bat,” in which lay members of the temple donate “alms” to their Buddhist monks; this food later comes back to the community “blessed.” The service includes a washing of the temple’s Buddha statues, as well as a ritual sprinkling of water on the congregation, both of which symbolically remove any…

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May 2020

Meet My Religious Neighbor: Islamic and Cultural Center Bosniak

May 2 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Es Selam Mosque, 17630 Bosniak Lane
Granger, IA 50109 United States
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Join us on Saturday, May 2, at Es Selam Mosque for the next installment of Meet My Religious Neighbor! Tours begin at 6:30pm, Iftar (dinner) will be served at 7:15pm, and Isha (prayer) will be held at 8:42pm. Religious leaders are welcome to come in religious clothing or formal dress. Men need to wear pants, regardless of the weather. Women need to use a scarf to cover their head and wear clothing that covers to their ankles and wrists. Also,…

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