Friday, July 31, 2009

Interfaith Weddings

U.S. pluralism of cultures and religions offers intriguing opportunities to learn and grow.

Imagine coordinating a wedding between an American born Indian Hindu girl and Sikh groom! After realizing the differences you'd likely find some challenges. Add the emotion and family into such an event and let the complications begin!

In some places interfaith wedding planners are popular as various traditions, rituals, and celebrations are being incorporated into practices which respect both traditions without significant compromise.

If you enjoy learning about different religions and how they are learning to speak to each other and interact you will enjoy this story which is about interfaith weddings, but also offers good insight into interfaith relationships in general.

One of my favorite lines comes from the father of the groom when he says, "But reality is not always simple."

Interfaith Wedding

1 comment:

Scott Parrish said...

Though if you want your traditional Sikh wedding here's a good overview at http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/30/AR2009073004429.html?hpid=artslot