Archive for July, 2011

(July 26) Today we’re celebrating . . .  One Voice

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011


One Voice
Join the School of Metaphysics in an international celebration of peace. At 1 p.m. (CDT), people on all continents will participate in a synchronized reading of the Universal Peace Covenant.

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Holiday Reminder: Ramadan 2011

Monday, July 25th, 2011


Holiday Reminder: Ramadan
The first day of Ramadan (fasting) in North America according to sighting, is expected to begin next Monday August 01*.

For more information visit our Ramadan celebration – Ramadan on the Net

(*source: Moonsighting.com)

Did You Know? Countdown to Ramadan (07/25)

Monday, July 25th, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Ramadan &
the Islamic Faith

July 25 : 07 days to Ramadan*

Did you know that fasting during the month of Ramadan fulfills one of the five pillars of the Muslim faith?

The other pillars are: Testimony of faith, Prayer, Almsgiving, and Pilgrimage.

Observed by more than one billion Muslims around the world, the month of Ramadan is a time for spiritual purification achieved through fasting, self-sacrifice and prayers. We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Ramadan!*

*Please Note: According to Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) the first day of fasting in North America would be Monday, August 1, 2011. Elsewhere depends where you live.


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(July 25) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Parent’s Day

Monday, July 25th, 2011
Steak...on the Grill by Another Pint Please...

National Grilling Month
The perfect way to enjoy the long summer days is by gathering your family around the grill. Enjoy some BBQ burgers, steaks and corn on the cob all month long.

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Did You Know? Countdown to Ramadan (07/24)

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Ramadan &
the Islamic Faith

July 24 : 08 days to Ramadan*

Did you know that health experts estimate food consumption actually increases 50 percent during the month of Ramadan?

Did you know that according to a government-run survey in Tunisia, 59 percent of women and 35 percent of men gained weight during Ramadan, despite fasting for some 14 hours a day?

Observed by more than one billion Muslims around the world, the month of Ramadan is a time for spiritual purification achieved through fasting, self-sacrifice and prayers. We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Ramadan!*

*Please Note: According to Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) the first day of fasting in North America would be Monday, August 1, 2011. Elsewhere depends where you live.


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(July 24) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Cousin’s Day

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

Cousin’s Day
A day for celebrating our cousins! I know I’m showing my age now but what better way to celebrate the day than a little clip of TVs ultimate cousins!

Meet Cathy, who’s lived most everywhere,
From Zanzibar to Barclay Square.
But Patty’s only seen the sights
A girl can see from Brooklyn Heights –
What a crazy pair!

But they’re cousins,
Identical cousins all the way.
One pair of matching bookends,
Different as night and day.

Where Cathy adores a minuet,
The Ballet Russes, and crepe suzette,
Our Patty loves to rock and roll,
A hot dog makes her lose control –
What a wild duet!

Still, they’re cousins,
Identical cousins and you’ll find,
They laugh alike, they walk alike,
At times they even talk alike –
You can lose your mind,
When cousins are two of a kind.

Did You Know? Countdown to Ramadan (07/23)

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Ramadan &
the Islamic Faith

July 23 : 09 days to Ramadan*

Did you know that Muslims traditionally break their Ramadan fast with dates?

It is is believed that is how the Prophet Muhammad ended his fast .

Did you know that in addition to abstaining from food and drink, Muslims also refrain from smoking and sexual relations?

This is because the month is seen as a time for spiritual reflection and discipline.

Observed by more than one billion Muslims around the world, the month of Ramadan is a time for spiritual purification achieved through fasting, self-sacrifice and prayers. We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Ramadan!*

*Please Note: According to Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) the first day of fasting in North America would be Monday, August 1, 2011. Elsewhere depends where you live.


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