Washington DC, March 16 2017; A record 4,100 Sikh Gurdwaras, institutions, schools and communities all across India and all over the world celebrated Sikh Environment Day on March 14 this year, more than any other year since the celebration began in 2010.
BAHA’I FAITH BICENTENNIAL BIRTHS OF THE BAB AND BAHA’U’LLAH OCTOBER 2017
The world’s Baha’i community is gearing up to celebrate the twin-celebration of their Holy Days – the Birth of the Bab and the Birth of Baha’u’llah. One of the world’s most recent religions, the Baha’is are today present in every continent, and have some of the world’s most beautiful houses of worship, such as the Lotus Temple in Delhi (one of the most visited buildings in the world) and the new House of Worship in Chile.
Christmas is more than just a religious holiday.
As the Pew Research Center found in 2013, about 81 percent of non-Christians celebrate Christmas in the United States. That includes people without religion, Buddhists, Hindus and American Jews. In fact, close to one-third of Jewish people (32 percent) have a Christmas tree in their homes during the December months, according to Pew.
WASHINGTON - People on the sidewalks of Washington momentarily stopped their holiday shopping and paused in the cold on December 10 to take in the sight of hundreds of pilgrims processing through the streets alongside images of Mary. The feast brings together people of all ages and backgrounds, but it is a particularly special event for the Hispanic Catholic community.
The Army Corps of Engineers, the federal agency responsible for investigating, developing and maintaining water and related environmental resources, recently announced that they would not allow the Dakota Access pipeline to be constructed under the Missouri River and through Lakota territory.
THE SIKH COMMEMORATION OF BANDI CHHOR DIVAS, PRISONER RELEASE DAY, COINCIDES WITH THE HINDU CELEBRATION OF DIWALI.
Bandi Chhor Divas is an important celebration in the Sikh community. Bandi Chhor Divas literally translates to “prisoner’ release day.” Sikhs commemorate this day as the day of liberation for their Sixth Guru Hargobind Sahib along with 52 Hindu political prisoners detained during the reign of Mughal Emperor Jahangir.
THOUSANDS GATHER FOR THE “GLORIFICATION” CEREMONY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
Even as Catholics around the world are celebrating the elevation of Mother Teresa to sainthood, yet another great name has been brought up for sainthood. Only this time, it wasn’t done by the Catholic Church, but by the Holy Christian Orthodox Church. A group of Christian leaders on Friday came together for the “glorification” of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.