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Panel: Religious Holidays

Most religions observe special days to celebrate aspects of their teaching, history, or values. In this panel, adherents of major world religions discuss how some of the holy days of their tradition are celebrated and what meaning they have for the individuals and communities who take part in them. Format: Presentation Lengths: 45, 60 or...

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Winter Holiday Tools for Educators and Parents

Greetings!   Last week we sent a brief education and parent guide of resources and tips for the Thanksgiving holiday season. This week, we’re covering resources and tips for the Christmas season.   The Christmas season, a time of joy and good will, is a great opportunity to be inclusive of the holidays of non-Christian students in...

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We stand for greater love, interfaith understanding, harmony, and peace Last weekend, as Christians observed Palm Sunday, powerful bomb blasts struck Coptic Christian churches in Egypt in an assault claimed by ISIS. The timing and brutality of the attacks were particularly shocking, as they violated not only the sanctity of Christian houses of worship but...

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Happy Holidays | ING Statement on Terror in Egypt

Upcoming Events Happy Holidays to Our Christian and Jewish Friends! The current week is holy to both Jews and Christians, for it marks the celebration of Pesach, or Passover, for Jews, which started Monday evening, and of Holy Week, the commemoration of Jesus’ death and resurrection, which started last Sunday, Palm Sunday, and concludes on...

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Multifaith Holiday Greetings | This Weekend…

Greetings of Peace for the Holidays Best wishes for all celebrating Hanukkah, Christmas, and Mawlid al-Nabi! This is a very special December: this year, the Christian celebration of the birth of Jesus and the Muslim celebration of the birth of Muhammad (peace be upon them both) fall in the same month, and the first night...

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ING Holiday Party 2016

At our recent Holiday Party, ING staff, volunteer speakers, and members of the board of directors shared faith, food, music, and friendship. We also provided special awards to our most accomplished speakers.

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Holiday Greetings for Eid, Yom Kippur, and the Day of Arafat

  In a wonderful conflation of holy days this year, based upon the lunar calendars used by both Jews and Muslims, tomorrow is both the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur and the Muslim holy day of Arafat. Yom Kippur, which means “Day of Atonement” is the climax of the 10-day period that began with Rosh Hashanah...

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Holidays Greetings | Combined Halaqa and Seder

Wishing our friends a Blessed Good Friday, Joyous Easter, and Chag Sameach (Joyous Festival). Sharing the Exodus Story: Combined Seder and Halaqa A group of Muslims and Jews gathered in Palo Alto on Sunday, March 29th, 2015, for a one-of-a-kind Seder and Halaqa that looked at scenes from the Exodus story from the perspective of...

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In this season, marked by holidays for Christians and Jews, learning about and reflecting on the observances of other religions is an appropriate way to enter into the religious life of our neighbors and build a foundation for understanding and community. This interfaith panel will introduce four world religions–Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, and Hinduism–and present the...

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Note: Holiday dates are based on 2011 calendar. Lunar holidays will vary. The holiday season of November and December is typically remembered for three occasions: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year. But other religious groups also celebrate their holidays at this time. For Buddhists, Bodhi Day on December 8th celebrates Siddhartha Gautauma’s achievement of enlightenment. Services...

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