MI Hindus give back to the Community

There is so much good happening in our communities during this festival season. It is all about sharing and caring our fortunes with families who may struggle to make ends meet. Swami Vivekananda, the monk who addressed the World’s Parliament of Religions in Chicago on September 11th, 1893, said, “It is only by doing good to others that one does good to oneself”. In Hindu culture, charitable giving is one of the most important virtues that one takes up at an early age and continues throughout one’s life. People do more charity during Diwali, a popular festival celebrated as ‘festival of lights’ all around the world.
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The Virtue of Madina and Ziyarat Places in Madina

Madina is among the holiest cities in the entire world. The city is known as the Prophet’s city. The last Islamic Prophet Muhammad ﷺ is resting in peace in the holy land of Madina hence every Muslim has huge respect and love and a sentimental attachment to this city. The city casts a spell on the visitor, once you visit Madina, you will never come out of its spell. The air of Madina is peaceful and gives strong vibes of the presence of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.
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Indigenous mom calls to celebrate 'Truthsgiving' to acknowledge indigenous histories

A mother of two from Alaska is joining the growing number of outspoken Indigenous community members who want others to know that there is more to the Thanksgiving story of 1621 than many American schoolchildren are taught by sharing more awareness of indigenous culture in what she calls the truth about Thanksgiving, or "Truthsgiving." The mother of two, Kelsey Ciugun Wallace said she was inspired to post about "Truthsgiving" after speaking to her daughter, Cingarkaq, last year when she returned home from kindergarten with a Thanksgiving-related homework assignment. "I just remember sitting there and looking at the curriculum and realizing that it hadn't changed from when I was in school." Wallace, who is an Orutsararmiut Native Council member, told Good Morning America, it "felt wrong" to go along with the "happy feast" storyline, without adding more Native history into the story.

DCCA News: Thankfulness for Blessings Provided by the Arts

Thanksgiving has remained a meaningful holiday in lives of people across our nation since it was first instituted; however a first Thanksgiving Day is difficult to pinpoint. Annual celebrations of bounteous harvests span cultures, continents, and time; after the fall harvest, ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans feasted and paid tribute to the gods. Thanksgiving bears a resemblance to an ancient Jewish harvest festival, and long before Europeans set foot in America, Native Americans had a rich tradition of feasting and merrymaking commemorating the harvest.

Ukrainian family in Lincoln reflect on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving has special meaning to some 800 Ukrainians now living in Nebraska. They fled their war-torn country. For Sten and Oksana Kachmin, Thanksgiving has been every day since they arrived in Lincoln April 7. "We're thankful for a safe place," Oksana said. She said they are thankful to all the...

CSotD: Alternative Truths and Legends

Man Overboard offered a familiar but important observation on Thanksgiving, which is, as widely known and often said, that history is written by the victors. It’s true, at least in terms of popular history, which is largely what matters, since popular history is how a nation establishes its identity.

This Week in Photography: Giving Thanks!

Thanksgiving is such a weird holiday. (It’s beyond absurd, if you think about it.) Can you imagine if someone dreamed up Thanksgiving, from scratch, in 2022?. Ted: I’ve had an idea-gumbo cooking in my mental kitchen for a few weeks now, let me tell you. Brad: Really, Ted?

PEARRELL: Grateful that God loves us in spite of our sins

At this time of year it is traditional to recall with thanks events that occurred in the early life of our country. I have often written about Squanto and the early Pilgrims, the Native Americans who helped them and the great feast that we recall each year during our modern Thanksgiving feasts. We are also encouraged to recall our own blessings during this time of year, though in all honesty, today this wonderful holiday is being eclipsed by Halloween festivities before and secular, not sacred, Christmas celebrations.
Arab American News

Americans celebrate Thanksgiving under the shadow of two more mass shootings

The U.S. marked the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday with traditional feasts, parades and American football, taking a moment to celebrate in a week shadowed by gun violence. The official holiday dates to the Civil War, when President Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday of November as a day to give thanks and seek healing. U.S. schoolchildren learn to trace the holiday to Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620 and celebrated the autumn harvest with the Wampanoag peoples. Among Native Americans, Thanksgiving is a day of dark reflection on the genocide that followed.

The Food Business

Market Watch with Alan Brugler and Austin Schroeder. Part of the secret of a success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside. We’re now past Thanksgiving in the US, and marching ahead toward Christmas. While agriculture produces fiber (and increasingly fuel) its most important role is food production for 8 billion people around the globe. As is often said in the cattle and hog business, they can’t eat paper! Neither can people. Food consumption is celebrated at Thanksgiving, along with gratitude about having it to eat. The Pilgrims just barely scraped by that first winter and were thankful for better crops and hunting and fishing in the next trip around the calendar. Ag producers are often on the knife edge between producing too little and producing too much. The markets this week were a bit uncertain about whether we have too much or not enough. The weekly changes were small by 2022 standards, with the possible exception of the 4.5% drop in cotton.

Was Squanto Catholic? What we know about this hero of the first Thanksgiving

In 1621, lacking both the skills and the resources necessary to survive in the harsh territory of New England, European pilgrims encountered a miracle: a Native American who not only spoke English but who also used his skills and knowledge to help the Pilgrims adapt to their environment and survive the brutal winter.

38 special trains for Sabarimala pilgrims from Telugu states

Hyderabad, Nov 26: The South Central Railway (SCR) will be operating 38 Sabarimala special trains in December and January to clear the rush of Sabarimala pilgrims. These trains will be operated between various destinations in both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh and Kollam and Kottayam in Kerala. According to SCR, Hyderabad-Kollam...

Musicians Who Refuse To Eat Turkey On Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving legend, in short, is this: The Pilgrims and Native Americans came together in 1621 to reconcile their differences and party down with a massive feast (though, as pointed out by Smithsonian Magazine, the cute little story you learned in elementary school isn't exactly historically accurate). At the center of that feast was supposedly a turkey. Hundreds of years later, most of the country follows suit, carving up a bird and sitting down with friends and family to stuff themselves silly and be thankful for it. The musicians that follow, however, couldn't care less, and won't eat turkey on Thanksgiving no matter what.
Quad-Cities Times

Mr. Thanksgiving serves up 3,500 meals to Quad-Citians in Moline

As he stood in the parking lot of Moline’s SouthPark Mall waving at the people in the cars lined up for a Thanksgiving dinner, Bob Vogelbaugh said that one day he would like to see the Quad-City tradition he started 52 years ago move back indoors where people could sit down and break bread together.