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Interfaith understanding and appreciation

How does your family celebrate religious holidays at this time of year? Would you like a better understanding of holidays outside your own faith, whether it be Passover, Ramadan, or Easter?

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Today is Good Friday, Passover begins at sundown, and Ramadan is in observance.

At this time of year, when religious holidays converge – sometimes by coincidence – how can we better understand these faiths and traditions?

How was each holiday initially recognized and celebrated?

How have those celebrations changed over time?

And how do they continue to hold such significance?

A religion scholar and a community leader are here to help guide us in our interfaith appreciation.

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Sheri Johnson

Dr. Christian Eberhart

  • Professor of Religious Studies
  • Director, Religious Studies Program at the University of Houston

Shariq Ghani

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