I had an awesome interfaith weekend! On Friday evening, I attended a Twelve Tribes shabbat at a local farm that grows the food for our weekly CSA baskets. On Saturday evening, I attended part of a medicine Buddha healing ritual at Urban Dharma before having dinner with the Tibetan spiritual leaders who constructed the sand mandala. On Sunday morning, author Tom Robbins read excerpts from his book Tibetan Peach Pie at Jubilee!, and on Sunday afternoon, best-selling author, Reza Aslan, talked about his latest book, Zealot, at Malaprop’s bookstore.
However, I was not the only one engaged in various faith-related activities over the last few days! Here are my top news story picks from last week in case you missed them.
Pope Francis Marries Non-Traditional Couples — at least by Catholicism’s Standards
Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, leads a rally opposing anti-Semitism
Parliament of World Religions Brings its Global Gathering to U.S. in 2015
For the First Time Ever, a Youth Delegate from the Pagan Tradition is Invited to the U.N’s International Peace Day Tribute
Pakistan Security Forces Arrest 10 People Associated with the Shooting of Malala Yousafzai in 2012