Minus 22c and a much higher wind chill did not deter more than 100 people showing up for the annual World Religion Day prayers presented by thirteen religious communities.
The annual event is organized by the Regina Multi Faith forum to “promote understanding and inclusiveness for all people,” said Gagan Deep Singh, Multi Forum President in his welcome and introduction. The event continues to be held at Beth Jacob Synagogue for which the Jewish community donates the space.
Following Singh’s welcome, Aarti Goyal blew the traditional Sankh to begin the prayers. Blowing the Sankh distributes positive energy and makes the atmosphere holy and pure driving away distressing energy (internet). It also calls people to the place of worship.
Elder Lorna Standingready began the presentations after she was given a pouch of tobacco from Jean Parker, Multi Faith Forum Acting Vice Chairperson. Tobacco is used in many First Nations ceremonies and grants permission for an...Read More