Only a few weeks ago, I sat at my desk with my sparkly mini-Christmas tree, listening to Christmas music on Pandora and unknowingly began singing-a-long while responding to e-mails, when my colleague started laughing and said, “There’s something wonderful about a Muslim singing Christmas carols”.
The question is, is it okay for the President of the United States, the leader of our country, to light a Christmas tree on the White House lawn (which is government property)? It is U.S. law that there should not be crosses or any other religious symbols on government property, but is the Christmas tree a religious symbol? There have been many different opinions on this topic.
Music provides one of the ultimate interfaith experiences; a way of communicating without words, with others you may never meet, but can get to know dearly through their form of expression.
Like my Unitarian Universalist faith, my family’s beliefs and holiday practices have always been a little eclectic. We UUs don’t really have any holidays unique to our faith. The closest, […]