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Meet My Religious Neighbor with The Comparison Project

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  • Sunday, April 16, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Celebrate the annual Sikh holiday of Vaisakhi at the Iowa Sikh Association in West Des Moines (1115 Walnut St.). The service will include kirtan (devotional singing), aardas (community prayers), karah prashad (the sacred sacrament), and langar (a free vegetarian meal). 


  • Saturday, April 29, 2:30–5:30 p.m. Join in an Eid party and open house hosted by the Muslim Community Organization in Des Moines (1117 42nd St.). There will be activities outside as well as hot dogs and hamburgers, plus tours inside as well as informational cultural stations and more traditional food. 

The Comparison Project (TCP) is a set of Drake University programs in the study and engagement of global-comparative religion and local-lived religion, with goals of practicing comparative philosophy of religion, increasing understanding of local-lived religion, and cultivating interfaith leadership. 

Meet My Religious Neighbor is one of several TCP programs. It is a monthly open-house and site-visit series at places of worship in the metro area. Currently, it is a collaboration with CultureALL, Des Moines Area Religious Council, and Interfaith Alliance of Iowa.

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