Feast Celebrates Many Faiths

December 5, 2008

Author: Emma R. Carron

Source: The Harvard Crimson


With tables lined with samosas, jelly doughnuts, and rice pudding, seven faith-based organizations started the holiday season early at yesterday evening’s third annual Interfaith Holiday Celebration held by the Harvard Interfaith Council.

“One of the goals of the Interfaith Council is to build friendship between different groups,” said Jessamin H. Birdsall ’10, the chair of the Interfaith Council. “This event is a great way for people to informally get together and to celebrate the holiday season together.”

In addition to providing gingerbread cookies, shortcake, candy canes, and food associated with the traditions of each faith, the event educated the attendees with poster presentations that described the tenets of each faith.