In this issue
1. Fake Saviors of Hinduism
2. Hindu Americans score big in educational attainment
2. Muharram, the Muslim New Year
3. Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New year
4. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi
5. Congratulations to Anshdeep Singh Bhatia
6. Happy Paryushan – a Jain Festival
7. 9/11 My Personal Journey
8. Israel Palestine Mutual Democracy video
9. Mistakes Muslims have made
10. Busting Myth about Hinduism and Islam
11. What do we do at Center for Pluralism
12. Please donate
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Fake Saviors of Hinduism
“These guys are frightening some of the innocent and ignorant Hindus to believe that “Hinduism is in danger” and posing themselves as the freaking saviors. Hinduism does not need these men to save it. It is a 5000-year-old robust religion and will always be there like all other religions.” More at https://www.theindianpanorama.news/other-stories/fake-saviors-of-hinduism-at-the-world-hindu-congress-in-chicago/
Hindu Americans Score big in Education.
This is from a Pew Survey showing % of each demographic that has a college degree.
77% of Hindu Americans
67% of Unitarian Universalists |
59% of Jews
Muharram, the Muslim New Year
Muharram is the first month of the Muslim calendar and starts on September 11, 2018. This is the 1440th year of Prophet Muhammad’s migration to Medinah. A few Muslims celebrate this as a new year, while a majority commemorate, a time to reflect where we stand morally and also reflect on the sacrifice of Imam Hussain this month. More at https://www.huffingtonpost.com/mike-ghouse/muharram-2011-centrality-imam-hussain_b_1117929.html
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New year
This 5778th year of Jewish Calendar begins on September 11, 2018.
Rosh Hashanah commemorates the creation of the world and marks the beginning of the Days of Awe, a 10-day period of introspection and repentance that culminates in the Yom Kippur holiday, also known as the Day of Atonement. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are the two “High Holy Days” in the Jewish religion. More at https://centerforpluralism.com/the-spirit-of-rosh-hashanah/
Happy Ganesh Chaturthi
Congratulations to Anshdeep Singh Bhatia
Happy Paryushan – a Jain Festival
Paryushan is an annual festival that Jains celebrate all around the Globe, it is either seven or nine days celebration depending on the sect; Swetambra or Digambra, they observe fasting for seven days or 9 days and conclude it on Dus laxan. Throughout the days they observe the fast, they abstain from ill-will, ill-thought, and ill-actions, just as Muslims do for a month in Ramadan. It is a beautiful way of refreshing our souls on an annual basis. More at https://centerforpluralism.com/paryushan-a-jain-festival-of-forgiveness/
9/11 My Personal Journey
Unity Day USA is about re-affirming our faith in the goodness in humanity, and the longing for harmony and co-existence. The rituals include but are not limited to Native American, Atheist, Baha’i, Buddhist, Christian, Earth-traditions, Hindu, Muslim, Jain, Jewish, Sikh, Wicca and Zoroastrians; thus it is an all-inclusive event.
Full story at – https://centerforpluralism.com/9-11-unity-day-usa-my-story-is-your-story/======================
Israel Palestine Mutual Democracy video
I am pleased to share a lengthy but meaningful video by Josef Avatar, President of the non-profit organization “Israel Palestine Confederation” of which I am one of the Board Members.
Mistakes Muslims have made
I will finish writing the book this weekend, thanks to Hurrican Florence for keeping me in. The book lays out the mistakes Muslims have made and how to fix them.
Busting Myth about Hinduism and Islam
We are still working on the program, a few Hindus and Muslims are not ready to face the ugly side of us, they don't even to talk about it. But I believe in the moderate majority of Hindus and Muslims who want to face things, talk about it, clean their minds about each other and move on and hand a clean platter to the next generation, so they can live tension free.
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