Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Teej Festival

The Global Bhutanese Community of Colorado will commemorate the Hindu Teej Festival honoring Bhutanese and Nepalese women, and you are invited!

This festival takes place worldwide, including here in Colorado. According to Wikipedia,

"Dedicated to the Goddess Parvati, commemorating her union with Lord Shiva, the festival is celebrated for marital bliss, well-being of spouse and children and purification of own body and soul. The festival is a three-day-long celebration that combines sumptuous feasts as well as rigid fasting. 

Falling on the Hindu month of Bhadrapada or Bhado (August/September), it also celebrates the arrival of monsoon after a season of oppressive heat. The festival gets its name from ‘Teej,’ a small red insect that comes out of the soil during rains."
You can join in the celebration this year. Come to celebrate this auspicious occasion with a full day of joy and togetherness. This cultural celebration is open to anyone who wishes to participate and learn more about the Bhutanese members of our community.

Copyright Boston Globe

Teej Festival
Thursday, September 20, 2012
10: a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Lowry Park
11th Ave. and Dayton St., Aurora


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Be part of the peacemaking community

Community College of Aurora’s Global Initiatives Committee and the ESL Department are pleased to invite you to our upcoming lecture on "Post 9/11 Religion and Community: Interfaith Strategies for Peacemaking," This event is open to the public.

Thursday September 6th
6:15-7:15 p.m. 
Community College of Aurora
 Rotunda, Student Center building
Room 100 
16000 East CentreTech Parkway, Aurora, Colorado

"When the planes flew into the skyscrapers on 9/11, Dan Buttry was the co-pastor of the First Baptist Church in Dearborn, Michigan—home to the largest Arab Muslim population in North America. The next evening, Dan joined a group of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish religious leaders at a Dearborn mosque to ask what they might do together as religious communities. Thus began Dan’s journey as an interfaith peacemaker."

The Rev. Dr. Daniel Buttry is currently the global consultant for peace and justice with International Ministries of the American Baptist Churches, working on short-term peace projects around the world. He is also the author of several books, including Blessed are the Peacemakers and Interfaith Heroes 1 & 2. Learn more about his work at www.danbuttry.com.