The “Solidarity Vigil and Interfaith Prayer” event, co-sponsored by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, the Indianapolis-based Center for Interfaith Cooperation and the Muslim Alliance of Indiana, drew leaders in the city of the Christian, Hindu, Jain, Jewish and Muslim communities.
WTHR was at interfaith vigil for victims in Sri Lanka, and give a flavor of what you may have missed.
The Proclamation reads” The State of Indiana recognizes and acknowledges the holiest Sikh holiday Vaiskhi on April 14, 2019 as National Sikh Day and month of April as National Sikh Heritage Month.
A group of 16 Hoosiers, including attorneys and interpreters, is back from southern Texas where they spent a week at the country’s largest detention center for women and their children.
The Center for Interfaith Cooperation (CIC) has deemed it proper to honor me and my wife Carolyn as the Interfaith Ambassadors of 2019. We are both humbled.
Maria Pimentel-Gannon said, “I realize I can’t give them anything, which is kind of sad but I can give them my love and listening and my best as an interpreter.”
Beiser will perform excerpts from her cello opera, “Elsewhere,” an imaginative and psychological retelling of the biblical story of Lot’s wife.
Those who got turbans tyed looked cheerful and enthusiastic. Some of them also posed for photos, with folded hands, in front of the Golden Temple poster.
The Indy’s Festival of Faiths is very much reflective of that same spirit spoken of in the Qur’an and demonstrated by Prophet Muhammed and the Negus of Abyssinia; people of faith, regardless of their faith, must be mindful of the well-being of all people of faith.
“When you think of people who make a difference in life, people who do not have a negative bone in their bodies, that was Shahid,” said K.P. Singh, an Indianapolis based artist and practicing Sikh who worked with Athar founding the original Interfaith Alliance. “He exuded kindness and happiness to all others.