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Tue November 26, 2013

Columbia interfaith Thanksgiving brings together traditions of thanks

Children shared words of thanks from different faith traditions at the annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration on Sunday (Nov. 24). Here’s a look at the quotes, along with what tradition they are from and who read them.

Judaic: “O give thanks unto the Lord. The Lord, for he is good because his mercy endures forever.” -Akhil Elangovan

“O praise the Lord all ye nation. Praise him all ye people. For his merciful kindness is great towards us. And the truth of the Lord endures forever. Praise to you o Lord.” -Ashwath Elangovan

Islamic: “It is God who made the night for you that you may rest there and the day as though that which helps you to see. There is God is whole to grace and bounty to men. And most men give no thanks. It is God who has made you the Earth as a resting place and the sky as a canopy and has given you shape. And made your shapes beautiful and has provided for you sustenance of things pure and good such as God and the Lord.  Glory to God, the Lord of the worlds.” -Tia Rawat

Bahá’í: “Blessed is the spot in the house, in the place, in the city, in the heart, in the mountain, in the refuge, in the cave, in the valley, in the land, in the sea, in the island, in the meadow where mention of God has been made and his praise glorified.” -Jeani Stannard

“O God may guide me, protect me. Make of me a shining lamp and brilliant star. Thou are the mighty and powerful.” -Nicolas*

“We will be kind and gentle to every living thing and protect all who are weaker than ourselves. We will think pure and beautiful thoughts, say pure and beautiful thoughts and do pure and beautiful deeds.” -Akhil Elangovan

“May all the beings in all the worlds be happy. May all the beings in all the worlds be happy. May all the beings in all the worlds be happy. Om. Peace. Peace. Peace.” -Ashwath Elangovan

Judaic: “May God bless you and watch over you. May God shine his face towards you and show you your favor. May God look over you with favor and grant several peace.” -Micah Prenger

Christian: “Glory be to the father and to the son and to the holy spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.” -Micah Prenger

Christian: “As you leave this place, may the living Lord go with you. May he go behind you to encourage you, beside you to befriend you, above you to watch over you, beneath you to lift you from your sorrows, within you to give you the gifts of faith, hope and love, and always before you to show you the way.” -Sury Rawat

Native American: “Creator, open our hearts to peace and healing between all people. Creator, open our hearts to provide and protect for all children of the Earth. Creator, open our hearts to respect for the Earth and all the gifts of the Earth. Creator, open our hearts to end exclusion, violence and fear among all. Thank you for the gifts of this day and every day.” -Maggie Meade

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Children shared words of thanks from different faith traditions at the annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration on Sunday (Nov. 24). Here’s a look at the quotes, along with what tradition they are from and who read them.

Judaic: “O give thanks unto the Lord. The Lord, for he is good because his mercy endures forever.” -Akhil Elangovan

“O praise the Lord all ye nation. Praise him all ye people. For his merciful kindness is great towards us. And the truth of the Lord endures forever. Praise to you o Lord.” -Ashwath Elangovan

Islamic: “It is God who made the night for you that you may rest there and the day as though that which helps you to see. There is God is whole to grace and bounty to men. And most men give no thanks. It is God who has made you the Earth as a resting place and the sky as a canopy and has given you shape. And made your shapes beautiful and has provided for you sustenance of things pure and good such as God and the Lord.  Glory to God, the Lord of the worlds.” -Tia Rawat

Bahá’í: “Blessed is the spot in the house, in the place, in the city, in the heart, in the mountain, in the refuge, in the cave, in the valley, in the land, in the sea, in the island, in the meadow where mention of God has been made and his praise glorified.” -Jeani Stannard

“O God may guide me, protect me. Make of me a shining lamp and brilliant star. Thou are the mighty and powerful.” -Nicolas*

“We will be kind and gentle to every living thing and protect all who are weaker than ourselves. We will think pure and beautiful thoughts, say pure and beautiful thoughts and do pure and beautiful deeds.” -Akhil Elangovan

“May all the beings in all the worlds be happy. May all the beings in all the worlds be happy. May all the beings in all the worlds be happy. Om. Peace. Peace. Peace.” -Ashwath Elangovan

Judaic: “May God bless you and watch over you. May God shine his face towards you and show you your favor. May God look over you with favor and grant several peace.” -Micah Prenger

Christian: “Glory be to the father and to the son and to the holy spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.” -Micah Prenger

Christian: “As you leave this place, may the living Lord go with you. May he go behind you to encourage you, beside you to befriend you, above you to watch over you, beneath you to lift you from your sorrows, within you to give you the gifts of faith, hope and love, and always before you to show you the way.” -Sury Rawat

Native American: “Creator, open our hearts to peace and healing between all people. Creator, open our hearts to provide and protect for all children of the Earth. Creator, open our hearts to respect for the Earth and all the gifts of the Earth. Creator, open our hearts to end exclusion, violence and fear among all. Thank you for the gifts of this day and every day.” -Maggie Meade

- See more at: http://columbiafavs.com/2013/11/25/interfaith-thanksgiving-10-quotes-thanks/#sthash.PBTLvEm6.dpuf

Children shared words of thanks from different faith traditions at the annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration on Sunday (Nov. 24). Here’s a look at the quotes, along with what tradition they are from and who read them.

Judaic: “O give thanks unto the Lord. The Lord, for he is good because his mercy endures forever.” -Akhil Elangovan

“O praise the Lord all ye nation. Praise him all ye people. For his merciful kindness is great towards us. And the truth of the Lord endures forever. Praise to you o Lord.” -Ashwath Elangovan

Islamic: “It is God who made the night for you that you may rest there and the day as though that which helps you to see. There is God is whole to grace and bounty to men. And most men give no thanks. It is God who has made you the Earth as a resting place and the sky as a canopy and has given you shape. And made your shapes beautiful and has provided for you sustenance of things pure and good such as God and the Lord.  Glory to God, the Lord of the worlds.” -Tia Rawat

Bahá’í: “Blessed is the spot in the house, in the place, in the city, in the heart, in the mountain, in the refuge, in the cave, in the valley, in the land, in the sea, in the island, in the meadow where mention of God has been made and his praise glorified.” -Jeani Stannard

“O God may guide me, protect me. Make of me a shining lamp and brilliant star. Thou are the mighty and powerful.” -Nicolas*

“We will be kind and gentle to every living thing and protect all who are weaker than ourselves. We will think pure and beautiful thoughts, say pure and beautiful thoughts and do pure and beautiful deeds.” -Akhil Elangovan

“May all the beings in all the worlds be happy. May all the beings in all the worlds be happy. May all the beings in all the worlds be happy. Om. Peace. Peace. Peace.” -Ashwath Elangovan

Judaic: “May God bless you and watch over you. May God shine his face towards you and show you your favor. May God look over you with favor and grant several peace.” -Micah Prenger

Christian: “Glory be to the father and to the son and to the holy spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.” -Micah Prenger

Christian: “As you leave this place, may the living Lord go with you. May he go behind you to encourage you, beside you to befriend you, above you to watch over you, beneath you to lift you from your sorrows, within you to give you the gifts of faith, hope and love, and always before you to show you the way.” -Sury Rawat

Native American: “Creator, open our hearts to peace and healing between all people. Creator, open our hearts to provide and protect for all children of the Earth. Creator, open our hearts to respect for the Earth and all the gifts of the Earth. Creator, open our hearts to end exclusion, violence and fear among all. Thank you for the gifts of this day and every day.” -Maggie Meade

- See more at: http://columbiafavs.com/2013/11/25/interfaith-thanksgiving-10-quotes-thanks/#sthash.PBTLvEm6.dpuf

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Children shared words of thanks from different faith traditions at the annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration on Sunday (Nov. 24). Here’s a look at the quotes, who read them, along with what tradition they are observing.

Judaic: “O give thanks unto the Lord. The Lord, for he is good because his mercy endures forever.” -Akhil Elangovan

“O praise the Lord all ye nation. Praise him all ye people. For his merciful kindness is great towards us. And the truth of the Lord endures forever. Praise to you o Lord.” -Ashwath Elangovan

Islamic: “It is God who made the night for you that you may rest there and the day as though that which helps you to see. There is God is whole to grace and bounty to men. And most men give no thanks. It is God who has made you the Earth as a resting place and the sky as a canopy and has given you shape. And made your shapes beautiful and has provided for you sustenance of things pure and good such as God and the Lord.  Glory to God, the Lord of the worlds.” -Tia Rawat

Bahá’í: “Blessed is the spot in the house, in the place, in the city, in the heart, in the mountain, in the refuge, in the cave, in the valley, in the land, in the sea, in the island, in the meadow where mention of God has been made and his praise glorified.” -Jeani Stannard

“O God may guide me, protect me. Make of me a shining lamp and brilliant star. Thou are the mighty and powerful.” -Nicolas*

“We will be kind and gentle to every living thing and protect all who are weaker than ourselves. We will think pure and beautiful thoughts, say pure and beautiful thoughts and do pure and beautiful deeds.” -Akhil Elangovan

“May all the beings in all the worlds be happy. May all the beings in all the worlds be happy. May all the beings in all the worlds be happy. Om. Peace. Peace. Peace.” -Ashwath Elangovan

Judaic: “May God bless you and watch over you. May God shine his face towards you and show you your favor. May God look over you with favor and grant several peace.” -Micah Prenger

Christian: “Glory be to the father and to the son and to the holy spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.” -Micah Prenger

Christian: “As you leave this place, may the living Lord go with you. May he go behind you to encourage you, beside you to befriend you, above you to watch over you, beneath you to lift you from your sorrows, within you to give you the gifts of faith, hope and love, and always before you to show you the way.” -Sury Rawat

Children read passages observing interfaith traditions of thanks, on Sunday, Nov. 24.
Credit Heather Adams / Columbia FAVS

Native American: “Creator, open our hearts to peace and healing between all people. Creator, open our hearts to provide and protect for all children of the Earth. Creator, open our hearts to respect for the Earth and all the gifts of the Earth. Creator, open our hearts to end exclusion, violence and fear among all. Thank you for the gifts of this day and every day.” -Maggie Mead

- See more at the Columbia FAVS website. Also, check out Columbia FAVS reporter Kellie Moore's 10 stories to be thankful for, here.