7th Annual Dialogue Iftar Dinner

Total Seat: 192

Reserved:  192

No available seat.

Registration is closed. Please send an e-mail to [email protected] if you would like to come to the dinner.


Frugality and Prodigality: Over-exploitation of Earth’s Resources


Tuesday, August 23, 2011


7:00 PM – 10:00 PM


North Star Ballroom

St Paul Student Center

St Paul Campus of University of Minnesota

2017 Buford Ave., Falcon Heights, MN 55108


7:00 – 7:15 Welcome

7:15  – 8:00 Speeches

8:00 – 8:15 Turkey Trip Impressions

Turkey Trip Video

8:15  – 9:00 Iftar Dinner

9:00 – 9:20 Closing Remarks

9:20 – 9:45 Open Discussion with Tea and Dessert


Dr. Ozer Asdemir, Assistant Professor

University of St. Thomas

Rev. Patricia Lull, Executive Director

Saint Paul Area Council of Churches

Heidi Schneider

Jewish Community Relations Council

Pamele M. Palan, Managing Producer

Twin Cities Public Television

Closing Remarks:

Tomas Smith, Chief of Police

St Paul Police Department

Kevin Lindsey, Commissioner

Minnesota Department of Human Rights

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What they said last year:

“Ramadan is about self-development, being a little bit better person than who we were. It’s a month of charity, hospitality, forgiveness, unity, and self mastery to bring our will to be the will of God. We fast to appreciate life in its wholeness. Fasting is holding yourself back for your own betterment and to learn self-restraint.”

Makram Nu’man  El-Amin

Masjid An-Nur

“My experience is that dialogue alone is not enough. There has to be action [toward understanding.] It can be something small, but there needs to be action.”

Ralph Boelter

FBI Minneapolis Division

“Minneapolis and St. Paul is one of the most diverse communities in the country, but we get along with each other because we all want peace.”

Thomas Smith

St Paul Chief of Police

Heidi Schneider

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