Diversity Corner News

Month of July 2014

Celebrating Diversity
 
On July 9, the Martyrdom of the Bab, Baha'is observe the anniversary of the Bab's execution in Tabriz, Iran, in 1850.
 
July 11 is World Population Day, an observance established in 1989 by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme. The annual event is designed to raise awareness of global population issues.
 
July 13 is Asala–Dharma Day, which celebrates the anniversary of the start of the Buddha’s teaching.
 
July 23 is the birthday of Haile Selassie I, the Emperor of Ethiopia, who the Rastafarians consider to be God and their Savior.
 
July 26 is Disability Independence Day, which marks the anniversary of the 1990 signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
 
July 29 is Eid al Fitr, the Muslim celebration commemorating the ending of Ramadan. It is a festival of thanksgiving to Allah for enjoying the month of Ramadan. It involves wearing one's finest clothing, saying prayers, and nurturing understanding of other religions.