Yesterday, we celebrated the pagan holiday, Imbolc, which falls halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. It marks the first day of spring on the pagan wheel of the year and honors the goddess Brigid who was later syncretized to Saint Brigid by Christians. The first week of February is also designated as Interfaith Harmony Week, established by the U.N. in 2010. Now on to my news round-up for today.
Dalai Lama will Attend U.S. Prayer Breakfast to the Dismay of China
Racial Differences in U.S. Opinions on Appropriateness of Religious Satire
Imam Cancels Repeat Performance of Rodeo Blessing
Rabbis Perform Same-Sex Marriages, but not Interfaith Ones
Beautiful Ice Church Helps Bridge Religious Divides in Romania