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November 7, 2022

Weekly global religious, spiritual and nonreligious observance information

Submitted by Stefan Yates

The President's Committee on Religion, Spirituality and Nonreligious Diversity presents the global observance information for Nov. 7-13.

Nov. 8, Sikh
Birthday of Guru Nanak Ji: A day honoring the birth of the founder of Sikhism. Sikhism is primarily an Indian religion founded in the Panjabi area in the 15th-century c.e. Sikhism is monotheistic and does not have a priesthood. When founded this tradition opposed the ritual — such as fasting and pilgrimage — of surrounding faiths. Sikhs endeavor to live a balanced spiritual and earthly life of service. Sikh temples — Gurdwara — are important for the faithful but not places of pilgrimage. Gurdwara often have free community kitchens serving food to all who need it. Read more information on the Sikh tradition

The President's Committee on Religious, Spiritual and Nonreligious Diversity welcomes those of all global religious, spiritual and nonreligious commitments. Further, we welcome any suggestions, questions or other comments. Please contact the committee chair, Bev Earles, at earles@k-state.edu.