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.
“Not one of you truly believes until you wish for others what you wish for yourself.”
Join the DC Faith Leaders Summit Twitter Chat (#DCFAITH) next Thursday, Feb 7th at 3:00pm. The #DCFaith Twitter Chat will be a pre-conference chat to get the interfaith community on twitter engaged around challenges and successes of interfaith dialogue, interfaith organizing and engaging youth/young adults.
And if thine eyes be turned towards justice, choose thou for thy neighbor that which thou choosest for thyself. ~ Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 30
Twenty percent of the U.S. population under the age of 30 is now identifying as religiously unaffiliated- and some of those adults are theists (nones). This fact suggests that faith communities are unable to maintain relationships with their estranged youth communities.
Originally posted on A Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice: :
We live in a beautiful diverse world, and almost each day of the year is a sacred time…
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.
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.