Interfaith Resources

These are resources for interfaith literacy that are meant to serve as background resources to help you approach multiple worldviews as you work with students, staff, and faculty.
 

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This resources is ideal for first-year students who encounter the unfamiliar, including worldviews about which they have limited prior knowledge beyond what is conveyed by the media and popular culture. These encounters may open opportunities for transformative learning when properly supported.
 

 

 

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Campus educators can use this report to gather insights from religious and worldview diversity work happening across the field and apply them to your own campus environments. Throughout the report, you will see a variety of campus examples; although these are context specific, they can serve as models as you deepen this work at your own institution.

 

 

 

Interfaith Calendar 2018-2019

This is a list of religious holidays for August 2018 through May 2019. Though not an exhaustive list, this can be a resource to enhance awareness of the different observed holidays by our campus community. If you prefer, this online interfaith calendar includes descriptions of holidays. This calendar is curated by the Spiritual Care team at UC San Fransisco Medical Center. 

AUGUST 2018

22-25 Eid al Adha - Islam

29 Raksha Bandhan - Hindu

SEPTEMBER  2018

3 Krishna Janmashtami - Hindu

10-11 Rosh Hashannah  - Jewish

12 Hijra - New Year - Islam

13 Ganesh Chaturthi - Hindu

14 Paryushana Parva - Jain

19 Yom Kippur - Jewish

21 Ashura - Islam

22 Equinox - Wicca  Northern and Southern hemispheres

24-31 Sukkot * - Jewish

OCTOBER  2018

9-16 Navaratri - Hindu

19 Dasara - Hindu

20 Birth of the Báb - Baha'i

      Installation of Scriptures as Guru Granth - Sikh

NOVEMBER 2018

7 Diwali – Sikh, Jain, Hindu

8 Jain New Year - Jain

   Vikram New Year- Hindu

12 Birth of Baha'u'llah - Baha'i

21 Mawlid an Nabi - Islam

22 Thanksgiving USA - Interfaith

23 Guru Nanak Dev Sahib birthday - Sikh

26 Day of the Covenant - Baha'i

28 Ascension of  'Abdu'l-Baha - Baha'i

DECEMBER  2018

3-10 Hanukkah - Jewish

8 Bodhi Day  (Rohatsu) - Buddhist

21  Solstice- Wicca/Pagan Northern and Southern hemispheres

24 Christmas Eve - Christian

25 Christmas - Christian

26 Zarathosht Diso (Death of Prophet Zarathushtra)- Zoroastrian

JANUARY 2019

1 Gantan-sai (New Years) - Shinto

5 Guru Gobindh Singh birthday - Sikh

6 Dia de los Reyes (Three Kings Day) - Christian

13 Maghi - Sikh

20 World Religion Day - Baha'i


   Tu BiShavat- Jewish

21-23 Mahayana New Year - Buddhist

FEBRUARY 2019

3 Setsebun-sai (beginning of spring) - Shinto

5 Chinese New Year - Confucian, Daoist, Buddhist

8 Nirvana Day - Buddhism

15 Nirvana Day- Buddhist - Jain

26 Intercalary Days begin - Baha'i

MARCH  2019

1 Intercalary Days end - Baha'i

2 – 20 Nineteen Day Fast- Baha'i

6 Ash Wednesday - Lent begins- Christian

20 Equinox, Ostara - Mabon * - Wicca/Pagan Northern and Southern hemispheres

21 Norooz (New Year) - Persian/Zoroastrian

     Naw-Rúz (New Year) - Baha'i

     Hola Mohalla - Sikh

     Magha Puja Day - Buddhist

     Lord's Evening Meal - Jehovah's Witness Christian

     Purim- Jewish

28 Khordad Sal (Birth of Prophet Zarathushtra) - Zoroastrian

April 2019

3 Laylat al Miraj- Islam

9 Mahavir Jayanti - Jain

14 Baisakhi (Vaisakhi) - Sikh

     Palm Sunday - Christian

18 Maundy Thursday - Christian

19-21 Theravadin New Year- Buddhist

19 Good Friday - Christian

20-27 Pesach – Jewish

21 Easter - Christian

     First Day of Ridvan * - Baha'i

     Lailat al Bara'ah * - Islam

      Palm Sunday - Orthodox Christian

26 Holy Friday - Orthodox Christian

28 Pascha - Easter - Orthodox Christian

29 Ninth Day of Ridvan - Baha'i

MAY 2019

2 Last day of Ridvan  - Baha'i

   National Day of Prayer USA - Interfaith

   Yom HaShoah - Jewish

6 Ramadan begins - Islam

9 Yom Ha'Atzmaut - Jewish

18 Visakha Puja - Buddha Day- Buddhist

23 Declaration of the Bab- Baha'i

      Lag B'Omer- Jewish

29 Ascension of Baha'u'llah- Baha'i

Any question? Contact

Rev. Eduardo Bousson
University Minister
Old Main, Room 105
Lincoln, NE 68504
402.465.2398
ebousson [at] nebrwesleyan.edu

University Ministries Office
402.465.2222