INTERFAITH AWARENESS WEEK EVENTS AND ACTIVITY
INTERFAITH AWARENESS WEEK
DECEMBER 7-13, 2008
“A Decade of a Week of Awareness”
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ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
The Proclamation of Interfaith Awareness Week has been made by
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Events and activities organized and offered especially for Interfaith Awareness Week are listed here.
If you have an event, activity or open house for Interfaith Awareness Week to be listed, please contact us.
EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES as of NOVEMBER 21, 2008
SUNDAY – DECEMBER 07
ECKANKAR Monthly Worship Service
10:30am "How Do I Establish My Spiritual Connections?" Pot luck follows Service
MONDAY – DECEMBER 08 thru 12
“World Religions in
Displays in Wisconsin Capitol Rotunda continue through Friday, December 12
MONDAY – DECEMBER 08
Third Annual Good Neighbor Interfaith Celebration
Middleton Sikh Gurdwara, Century Avenue, Middleton (details TBD)
TUESDAY – DECEMBER 09
Madison Baha'i Center
7:00pm (to 8:30) There will be a short program followed by refreshments and socializing.
WEDNESDAY – DECEMBER 10
THURSDAY – DECEMBER 11
No confirmed activity or event.
FRIDAY – DECEMBER 12
7:00pm (to 9:00) Open House with Yuletide
Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve near Barneveld,
SATURDAY – DECEMBER 13
OTHER OPPORTUNITIES ~ DECEMBER 2008
December includes holy days for many area religious traditions. The main holy days in December 2008 are:
1. Advent (preparation for the Birth of Jesus Christ) continues through December 25 in most churches (for a small number, it will continue through January 6)
2. Hajj & Eid al-Adha (Muslims) December 7 & 8 ~ Last days of pilgrimage. Eid observed even when not on pilgrimage.
2. Hanukkah (Jewish) beginning December 22 ~ A menorah in the capitol rotunda is lit each evening without ceremony.
3. Winter Solstice is sacred to several traditions including Shinto, Wicca and Native American.
4. Traditional “Winter” holy days for Hindu, Baha’i, and Sikh fall in November this year.
In addition to the Interfaith Awareness Week Events listed, here are more opportunities:
Muslims Gather for mid-day Community Prayers at Madison Area Mosques and Campus locations
Jewish Services begin Friday at Sunset, usually at home, and then gather Saturday at Madison Area Synagogues and Campus locations