Our prayers are with Syria & Refugees everywhere;
Tune into our Spotlight On Syria page
Some June Interfaith Inspirations:
Islam Ramadan Begins ~ June 6 (Depending on location & moon ~ June 5~7)
9th month on Islamic calendar, devoted to the commemoration of Muhammad's reception
of the divine revelation recorded in the Qur'an. The event begins when authorities in Saudi Arabia
sight the new moon of the 9th month. It is the holiest period of the Islamic Year lasting 29-30 days.
There is strict fasting from sunrise to sunset as well as observed prayer times.
JudaismShavuot ~ June 12-13
Jewish celebration of Moses' descent from Mt Sinai with the ten commandments.
Plants and flowers are used in decorations.
Sikh Guru Arjan Dev Martyrdom ~ June 16
Sikh time of remembering those who have suffered for the faith.
Observed by reading the Guru Granth Sahib.
Christianity New Church Day & Sacred Heart Of Jesus ~ June 19
New Church Day: Swedenborgian Christian (Church of the New Jerusalem) annual commemoration of the vision document, "The True Christian Religion", by Emanuel Swedenborg in 1770.
Sacred Heart Of Jesus: Roman Catholic occasion to pay homage to Christ's all encompassing love
for humanity. Solemn worship is observed.
Wicca/Pagan Summer & Winter Solstice ~ Litha & Yule ~ June 20
Solstice is the time when the earth is most inclined away from the sun.
It is the most southern or northern point depending on the hemisphere.
In the Southern hemisphere, the observance is Litha, Wicca celebration of the sacred marriage
in which energy of the gods is poured into the service of life.
In the northern hemisphere, this is the shortest day of the year.
It marks the first day of the season of winter. Winter Yule is the time when the sun child is reborn,
an image of the return of all new life born through the love of the Gods.
Within the Northern Tradition Yule is regarded as the New Year.
Also a Norse pagan celebration of the winter-born king, symbolized by the rebirth of the sun.
A present day Wicca event.
Christians celebrate Yule as the light dawning (birth) of Jesus.
Celebrate with us here!
Christianity Saint Days ~ Peter & Paul ~ June 29
Christian honoring of the disciples chosen by Jesus to give leadership to the church.
Brief definitions and dates from the Interfaith Calendar by Delton Krueger ~ many, many thanks!