Meet My Religious Neighbor 2019

Change text to: In September 2019, MMRN became a collaborative partnership of the “Iowa Interfaith Exchange,” which includes The Comparison Project, the Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC), Interfaith Alliance of Iowa, and CultureALL.

DECEMEBER

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Thursday, December 12, 6:00-8:30pm 


Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, this celebration is very important to Catholic Christians of Mexican descent. Folkloric dancing will take place at 6pm, Mass will be held at 7pm, and food and dancing will follow. 

NOVEMBER

SAI Global Akhand Bhajan 

Saturday, November 9, 4:30-7:30pm


An orientation from 5-6pm focuses on SAI philosophy, center activities, and global Akhand Bhajan (24-hour devotional singing). Devotional singing begins at 6pm with a vegetarian dinner served at 7pm. Modest dress is recommended.
Please remove shoes before entering.

OCTOBER

Bahá’í Festival of Unity 

Monday, October 28, 7:00-9:00pm

6900 School Street, Windsor Heights – Celebrate the birth of The Báb, forerunner of Bahá’u’lláh and the founder of the Bábí Faith, watch a newly released film on the Life of The Báb, and stay for refreshments and fellowship.

SEPTEMBER

Masjid an-Noor

Saturday, September 14, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

1117 42nd St., Des Moines – Enjoy multi-cultural snacks, take a tour of the mosque, learn about Islam, and meet the diverse community that worships here. Modest dress recommended. 

MAY

Ezan: Islamic and Education Center


Saturday, May 11th, 7:00 pm


6206 Douglas Ave, Des Moines
Maghreb prayer, Iftar feast. Women should be covered to wrists and ankles, and should also cover hair; men should not wear shorts.

Tu Vien Hong Duc


Sunday, May 19th, 2:00 pm


5906 SW 9th St, Des Moines
Cultural performances and more

APRIL

Sikhs of Iowa Khalsa Heritage, Inc.


Sunday, April 14th, 10:00 am

4820 NW 59th Ave, Johnston
Kirtan (hymns), Aaras (prayers), and Langar (free meal)

St. Demetrius Serbian Orthodox  Church

Sunday, April 7th, 9:30 am


4655 NE 3rd St, Des Moines
Service and meal

MARCH

Hindu Temple and Cultural Center


Sunday, March 24th, 11:00 am

33916 155th Lane, Madrid
Holi homa (fire), color-throwing, and meal

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