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”.
Just a few days ago on Tuesday, November, 13th marked the beginning of Diwali, a holiday that is as important to Hindus as Christmas is to Christians.Diwali or Dipalvali literally translated means a “row of clay lights” and is also known as the Festival of Lights. The holiday also takes on an interfaith meaning around this time as other religions celebrate alongside the Hindu’s. For Jainism this time marks the nirvana or spiritual awakening of Lord Mahavira and for Sikhism it marks the day that Guru Hargobind Ji, the Sixth Sikh Guru was freed from imprisonment.
“We laugh often, to prevent us from crying” – in this Ted Ex video, the Interfaith Amigos highlight how compassion and humor can help us understand each others commonalities and differences.