Center for Interfaith Cooperation

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Join Sikhs in celebrating the birth of Guru Gobindh Singh

Sikhs are celebrating the birth anniversary of the tenth Guru, Gobindh Singh, spiritual master, warrior, poet, and philosopher.

Have a Cheerful Maunajiyara

December 19 is the Jain celebration of Maunajiyara. Don't expect your Jain friends to be partying today. Maunajiyara is a quiet day in the Jain religion, a day of fasting, silence, and meditation.

The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary

Most Christians believe there's something special about Mary, the Mother of Jesus. December 8 is the celebration of Mary's "Immaculate Conception." Roman Catholics, in particular, are particularly serious about the Day, even though the celebration this year is delayed a day.

Happy Gita Jayanti

December 8th — Gita Jayanti is the birthday of the Bhagavad Gita, a great piece of literature and the most sacred, important Hindu script — it still influences people today.

Happy Bodhi Day!

For Buddhists, Bodhi Day is an opportunity to acknowledge dedication to the principles of wisdom, compassion and kindness — the distinguishing features of the Buddhist worldview.

St. Nicholas, and his generosity, is an inspiration for all ages

"St. Nicholas, lover of the poor and patron saint of children, is a model of how Christ wants us to live."

Celebrate with Bahá’ís the Ascencion of `Abdu’l-Bahá

November 27-28 this year marks the death of `Abdu'l-Bahá, considered by Bahá'ís to be the last of the three "central figures" of their faith. `Abdu'l-Bahá perhaps did more than any other Bahá'í to open the religion to the world beyond its place of birth in the Middle East.

Lailat-ul-Qadr — The Night of Power

For Muslims, Lailat-ul-Qadr is the Night of Power, a commemoration of when the Prophet Mohammad received the first verses of the Qu’ran. As on the other days of Ramadan, many Muslims do not eat, drink

Join in wishing Jains a sacred Mahavir Jayanti

We asked CIC board member Sonal Sanghani about the Jain holiday of Mahavir Jayanti

May Sikhs (and everyone else) have a Blessed Baisakhi

Our Brother KP Singh contributes this note about Sikh holy day Baisakhi (or Vaisakhi).

Baisakhi: A High Holy Day of the Sikhs

Sikhs and their friends recently celebrated Baisakhi, marking the 316th anniversary of the symbols and values defining the Sikh faith. May 23 will be a cultural celebration

Tibetan New Year ceremony helped bridge faiths

CIC board member KP Singh reports on the celebration of Losar at the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center in Bloomington