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It is a strange holiday indeed that turns our thoughts towards love, and most often, romantic love, but at the same time bears the name of a Catholic saint and martyr: Saint Valentine. I can think of nothing that more clearly reflects the often strained relationship between spirituality and sexuality in Christian faith and practice, […]
Our calendar of Jewish holidays 2017-2020
The commercial Christmas is as much a problem for Christians as it is for Jews according to a series of articles on the meaning of the holiday. On Being a Jew at Christmas
If airlines, computer makers and telecom companies are doing it, why not religions? Christmas and Hanukkah to Merge!
When considering how to celebrate the holiday, in addition to the prayers and thoughts suggested earlier, you may also appreciate some help in preparing the food! We’d be remiss in not suggesting some resources to help you prepare a delicious Thanksgiving meal.
The date of Mother’s Day in 2016 is May 8. But you might also be interested in learning more about the meaning and history of the holiday. Read more …
Will the real Mother’s Day Please Stand Up? Many people see Mother’s Day as a secular holiday, designed by the greeting card industry, promoted by restaurants, beloved by florists. Some clergy agree, objecting to the commercialism of the holiday. Does Mother’s Day have religious meaning? If so what is it? Just consider the witness of […]
Last Christmas, some Christians were outraged when Starbucks removed reindeer and ornaments from its holiday coffee cups. They accused the coffee giant of launching a new front on the “war on Christmas.” We noticed, however, that unlike other businesses, the company did call its seasonal coffee, “Christmas Blend,” not shying away from the religious terminology. The […]
One of the major holidays for most people in the US, Thanksgiving marks the beginning of a tremendous holiday season lasting through New Year’s Day and combining elements sacred and secular. As the first of these major holidays, it sometimes seems to creep up on us. What is the date of Thanksgiving? And what is […]
Whether you are a Muslim needed to know to date of a holiday this year or simply need to know when your Muslim friends might be celebrating, our Muslim holiday calendar might come in useful …. with links to lots of additional information about Islam. Check it out now.