Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Religious News Roundup--February 9, 2005

Today is Ash Wednesday for most Christians, and the start of the New Year in many Asian countries.

Tomorrow is the first of Muharram, the start of the Muslim New Year.

Ash Wednesday begins Lent, a time of penitence and self-reflection for Christians.  It is often a time when the faithful re-commit themselves to doing good works, so it's only appropriate that we have a couple of seminars to tell you about today.  There's one in DC tomorrow night (6:45), focusing on "Religion & Activism: [the] History of Religious Organizing," and another tonight in New York City: "God, Gays, and Democracy in America." We wish we could be at both of them.

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