Interfaith Festivals – Christmas and New Year

Interfaith Festivals - Christmas and New YearAt this time, there are so many festivals centered around the time of Solstice, the Birth of Christ, the Death of the Prophet Zoroaster. Buddhism, Sikhism, Hinduism and Judaism are all represented with festivals at this time. In the New Year, there is the Shinto New Year observance, The Epiphany (Christmas for the Orthodox), the Rastafarian Christmas, the celebration of Guru Gobind Singh, the World Religion Day of the Baha’i and the Mahayana New Year of the Buddhists. Melkut shomain, the Reign of God is celebrated in many traditions.
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Interfaith Reflections at Christmas


The Shepparton Interfaith Network observes Christmas and welcomes the giving of compassion to the needy in this region. In this message, we reflect on the many divine incarnations that have come to serve as guide-posts for humanity. We also look to celebrations and observances in the different religions at this time.

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