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8 9Baha'i – Martyrdom of the BabBaha'i – Martyrdom of the Bab 10 11Christian – St. Benedict DayChristian – St. Benedict Day 12 13 14
15Christian – St. VladimirChristian – St. Vladimir Orthodox Christian – St. Vladimir the Great DayOrthodox Christian – St. Vladimir the Great Day 16 17 18 19 20Hindu – Guru PurnimaHindu – Guru Purnima 21Buddhist – Asala – Dharma DayBuddhist – Asala – Dharma Day
22 23 24 25Christian – St. James the Great DayChristian – St. James the Great Day 26 27 28
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This website was founded in 1993 by Delton Krueger, from the United Methodist denomination of the Wesleyan family of the Christian religion. His degree education is from Hamline University in St Paul, MN, USA, and Drew School of Theology at Madison, NJ, USA. Religious leadership experience has been as pastor in rural and urban congregations in Minnesota, USA; and as regional church, ecumenical, and interfaith participant. Most recently he served as Co-founder and President of the Mall Area Religious Council dedicated to spiritual presence at the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN.

What is the origin of this web site’s approach to interfaith information? 

In 1987 a small group of Catholic, Lutheran and United Methodist people began conversation on how to respond to soon-to-be-built Mall of America in Bloomington, MN, USA. The congregations were in the immediate neighborhood of the site. The Mall Area Religious Council (MARC)  was created in order to have a multi faith voice for the community regarding a major commercial enterprise. When the Mall of America was opened in 1992 MARC began to experiment with ways of having spiritual presence in this huge Mall in the neighborhood.

MARC soon was made up of Christian , Baha’i, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist and Unitarian religious congregations. It was learned that accurate information about world religions is a necessity. People of this community believe in showing honor to all religious traditions and expecting that people of each religion will be open and direct about their beliefs while being willing to listen to others.

The Interfaith Calendar was first created in 1995 in order to present information about religions in a non-threatening manner. Accuracy and timeliness was and is necessary. Once the calendar was on line along with definitions of terms, it became evident that people might want to know about world religions themselves. Most calendar web sites were  very complex.  Hence, the Families of Religions division is being developed. All religions are treated much the same. Information is, of course, written from a north American perspective since that is the location of the writer. Hopefully the information is presented in as objective and fair way as possible.

  • July 25, 2024
    • Christian – St. James the Great DayChristian – St. James the Great Day
  • August 1, 2024
    • Wicca/NeoPagan – Imbolc (Southern Hemisphere)Wicca/NeoPagan – Imbolc (Southern Hemisphere)Midpoint between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox Southern Hemisphere
    • Wicca/NeoPagan – Lughnasadh (Northern Hemisphere)Wicca/NeoPagan – Lughnasadh (Northern Hemisphere)Midpoint between Summer Solstice and Autumn Equinox Northern Hemisphere
    • Christian – LammasChristian – Lammas
  • August 6, 2024
    • Orthodox Christian – Transfiguration of the LordOrthodox Christian – Transfiguration of the Lord
  • August 12, 2024
    • Judaism – Tisha B'AvJudaism – Tisha B'AvSunset to Evening
  • August 13, 2024
    • Judaism – Tisha B'AvJudaism – Tisha B'AvSunset to Evening
    • Buddhist – ObonBuddhist – Obon
    • Shinto – Obon (Ullambana)Shinto – Obon (Ullambana)
  • August 14, 2024
    • Buddhist – ObonBuddhist – Obon
    • Shinto – Obon (Ullambana)Shinto – Obon (Ullambana)
  • August 15, 2024
    • Buddhist – ObonBuddhist – Obon
    • Shinto – Obon (Ullambana)Shinto – Obon (Ullambana)
    • Orthodox Christian – Dormition of the TheotokosOrthodox Christian – Dormition of the Theotokos
    • Catholic Christian – Assumption of the Blessed Virgin MaryCatholic Christian – Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary