Religious Worlds of New York Curriculum Projects

The full file of Curriculum Development projects are on the Religious Worlds of New York website, but I wanted to highlight some of the my favorite projects done by the last cohort group. I also wrote a blog post highlighting my Curriculum Development project HERE! “If You Can’t Take the Heat”: Jewish and Islamic Dietary [...]

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Student Series! Maha Shivaratri

Today is the Hindu festival of Maha Shivaratri & I just so happen to have a Student Series! blog about it...weird I know. 🙂 JMF Quick Intro to Hinduism Hinduism is the most popular religion in India, Nepal, and some parts of Southeast Asia.  There are close to a billion followers,which makes it one of [...]

Travel Tips: Dressing for Houses of Worship

While most people understand the term "Sunday best" for a typical Protestant service, knowing what to wear for other houses of worship of different religious backgrounds can be daunting, especially for ladies! Luckily, this summer I had the fantastic experience to visit so many different sacred sites and I certainly learned some "do's and dont's" [...]

Religious Worlds of New York Schedule

This past summer I had the incredible and life-changing opportunity to spend 3 weeks in New York City at the Union Theological Seminary with the Interfaith Center of New York as part of a National Endowment for the Humanities grant (whew that was a mouthful!). The program is running again for 2018 (yay!) and so [...]

Puja at the Hindu Temple Society of North America

We took a bus from the Union Theological Seminary to the Hindu Temple Society of North America out in Flushing, Queens. I get super car sick so most of this ride was spent trying NOT to look out the window. When we arrived we got treated to a yummy (but spicy!) meal in their cafeteria. [...]

Religious Worlds of New York Site Visits

Through my amazing summer program, I got to go on a few great site visits to experience different houses of worship and participate in some beautiful events. The sites may fluctuate a bit year to year (if you are planning on attending in the future) but this is the general idea: Bronx Lourdes Grotto The [...]

Student Series! A Hindu Union

Continuing on with the Valentines/love theme of the month...a Hindu wedding post! Disclaimer: I am not Hindu and this post was also written by a student who is not Hindu for a Humanities project. Basic facts were checked but I am sure some of the more complicated aspects of Hindu weddings were glossed over. If [...]