A Diverse Society Rings in the "Season of Tolerance"

December 5, 2003

Source: Independent


On December 5, 2003 the Independent published an article celebrating the diversity of religious holidays that take place during the months of November and December. Some notable holidays include the Day of the Covenant -- the last will and testament of Baha'u'llah, founder of the Baha'i faith, the holy month of Ramadan, the birthday of Sikh founder Guru Nanak, Hindu Diwali, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Kwanzaa, and Hanukkah. The article notes that "this is a good time of year to ponder understanding and tolerance, because it is a time of great meaning for us all. For the millions of people of diverse backgrounds, customs and faiths, it is the time of year when bells ring crisper, lights shine brighter and the warmth in hearts can melt away intolerance."