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Interfaith Collaboration Blossoms in Pordenone, Italy: Latter-day Saints and Muslims Unite for Ramadan

In the city of Pordenone, Italy, an inspiring collaboration has blossomed between the Muslim faithful and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. During this year’s Ramadan, members of the Church in that city generously opened their premises to provide a space where Muslims can gather for morning and evening prayers and break their fast (a meal known as the iftar).

A tent in the garden of the Pordenone district chapel allowed participants to find shelter in case of bad weather during the morning prayer, which took place very early, when the chapel was still closed. The evening prayer was held in the chapel, while the building’s multipurpose room was used to consume the iftar after the evening prayer.

The cooperation to prepare and organize this initiative took place well before the holy month. Local Latter-day Saints collaborated with the Muslim community of Pordenone, requesting permits both from the regional leadership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and from local civil authorities.

Relations between the two communities, which date back to 2016, have developed through various initiatives and activities that have seen the birth of mutual bonds of esteem and friendship, witnessed by numerous messages of thanks and appreciation from members of both communities.

To express their gratitude, Muslims invited local Latter-day Saints and civil authorities to share the iftar meal with them at the end of the Ramadan celebrations.

Such initiatives create opportunities for personal and spiritual growth for the benefit of all who participate.

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