8 Online Interfaith Resources for Youth in Rural Areas

After last week’s #DCfaith twitter chat, I began thinking more about my experiences with interfaith in my small town. Although at least one interfaith group exists where I live, I never seem to hear about events until after they’ve already happened, and as far as I know, none of them have been specifically for youth.

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Controversy over the National Christmas Tree Lighting

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.

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Happy Diwali from IYA!

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.

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