Mount Olive Lutheran Church Iftar 

The Mount Olive Lutheran Church Iftar event brought together community members  for an evening of cultural exchange and dialogue. The gathering commenced at 6:30 PM, allowing attendees to mingle and connect before the program began. At 6:45 PM, insightful information about Easter and Ramadan was shared, fostering understanding and appreciation for both traditions. Promptly at 7:00 PM, the call to prayer echoed through the venue, followed by a hearty dinner served to all guests. As the meal progressed, participants engaged in meaningful discussions at their tables, exploring topics such as faith community focus, practices during this time, and the significance of feasting and fasting in their observances. Questions sparked thoughtful conversations, allowing attendees to learn from one another’s diverse perspectives. Following a moment of prayer at 7:05 PM, dessert was served, and table conversations continued, enriching the communal experience.

As the evening unfolded, at 8:00 PM, a communal sharing session provided an opportunity for attendees to reflect on their learnings and insights gained from the event. Participants shared their newfound knowledge and perspectives, further deepening connections and understanding among the diverse group. Finally, at 8:15 PM, the event concluded with heartfelt farewells, leaving attendees with a sense of unity, mutual respect, and appreciation for the shared experience. The Mount Olive Lutheran Church Iftar event successfully promoted interfaith dialogue, cultural exchange, and community bonding, embodying the spirit of inclusivity and mutual understanding.





Address: 1343 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

  • 6:30 Gather
  • 6:45 information shared about  Easter and Ramadan
  • 7:00 Call to Prayer and Explanation/ Dinner is Served
  • 7:05 Prayer
  • 7:30 Dessert and Questions at tables (read below
    • What is your faith community focusing on at this time? (Easter, Ramadan, Passover, etc)
    • From your understanding, what is the story or reasoning behind that focus?
    • What are your practices for this time?
    • What do you find most meaningful about this time?
    • How do feasting/ fasting play out in your observances? Are there special things you eat or refrain from eating?
    • What questions do you have for people around your table that have different practices than you? What is something you have learned tonight?After prayer: feasting and continuing table conversation
  • 8:00 Communal Sharing: What did you learn?
  • 8:15 Farewell