ERIC Number: ED424873
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Apr-2
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Religious and Cultural Celebrations in the Library.
Rathemacher, Andree; Grubman, Sheila Black; Lahiri, Amar; Gilton, Donna; Sharif, Mohammed
The charge of the University of Rhode Island's Ad Hoc Committee on Religious and Cultural Celebrations in the Library was to: investigate all opportunities for the library to educate the campus community about religious and cultural holidays; consider all the major religions of the world and the possibility of having displays for the symbols of religious holidays; make recommendations to the director of possible courses of action; and assume no money beyond a token amount is available. The major religions of the world and most important holidays were identified as: (1) Christianity (Easter, Christmas); (2) Judaism (Rosh Hashanah/Yom Kippur, Passover, Channukah); (3) Islam (Ramadhan/Eidul Fitr (or Eid al Fitr), Eidul Adha(or Eid al Adha)); (4) Hinduism (Divali); (5) Buddhism (Buddha's Day); and (6) other (Chinese New Year). A timeline for these holidays and suggestions for displays and programs were developed. The committee decided to have the Multicultural Center, working with student organizations and interested individuals on campus, coordinate the displays and events, while remaining in close communication with the library. An 11-year calendar (1996-2006) of the recommended holidays, brief descriptions of each holiday, and a list of undergraduate student organizations are attached. (DLS)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rhode Island Univ., Kingston. Library.