Our Global Community: The Meaning Of St. Patrick’s Day

In this week’s Our Global Community article series, we look into the meaning of St. Patrick’s Day, which is celebrated annually on March 17th, the anniversary of the saint’s death. The Irish have observed St. Patrick’s Day as a religious holiday for over 1,000 years. The celebration, which falls during the Christian season of Lent, […]

Our Global Community: World Religion Day

This Sunday (16th) is World Religion Day, a day that is annually marked by many religious organisations around the world as a way to encourage interfaith, understanding and tolerance. World Religion Day is a concept that comes from the Bahá’í faith. An important belief in their faith is that the major religions in the world […]

Our Global Community: The True Meaning Of Christmas

It is that time of the year once again. December has arrived and with it all the joys of Christmas. But it is good to remind ourselves, what is the true meaning of Christmas? It is easy to get caught up with Christmas. The gifts under the Christmas tree, turkey dinners with family and friends […]

Our Global Community: What is Hanukkah And Why Is It Celebrated?

Across the UK and around the world, Jewish adults and children celebrate the Jewish festival of lights called Hanukkah – filled with doughnut-eating, candle-lighting and plenty of celebrations. Hanukkah (or Chanukah in Hebrew) is an eight-day festival – known as the festival of lights – that is one of the most important times in the […]

Our Global Community: The Jewish Festival Of Sukkot

This week (Monday 20th – Monday 27th) Jews around the world celebrate the festival of Sukkot; a holiday for giving thanks for many things, like food, shelter and harvest. Sukkot, pronounced “sook-koht” or “sook-kuss”, is a week-long Jewish holiday which takes place during the autumn. season. The festival is similar to Thanksgiving, with Jews giving […]

What We Can Take Away And Remember From England’s Euro 2020 Run

Strong leaders led the England National Football team to the Euro 2020 final and while it did not come home this time around, there is a great deal to take away from England’s football journey over the past few weeks. England’s Euro 2020 run ended in heartbreak as we lost to Italy on penalties. However, […]

Our Global Community: Ramadan Explained

The Muslim Holy Month of Ramadan began on April 12th and amid everything going on in the world, Muslims across the world will be observing it in some form. But what exactly is Ramadan? For Muslims, Ramadan is the most important month of the year and is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of […]

Our Global Community: What Is Palm Sunday?

On this coming Sunday, Christian worshipers will celebrate the victorious arrival of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, an event that took place only a week before his death and resurrection. Palm Sunday itself is a moveable feast, which means the date changes every year. This year, Palm Sunday falls on the 28th March. Palm Sunday always […]

Our Global Community: The Story Of Purim

The Jewish Holiday of Purim is a celebration which commemorates the saving of the Jewish people from Haman, a Persian Empire official who was planning to kill all of the Jews, as told in the Book of Esther. Purim, the Hebrew word for “lots”, is a celebratory Jewish festival which commemorates the survival of the […]