The Original “Mothers’ Day” Movement

On Sunday, May 8, we celebrated Mother’s Day.  On that day, I was struck by what Heather Cox Richardson, an American history professor at Boston College, had to say about the history of the observation in her May 7 Letters from an American post heathercoxrichardson.substack.com/p/may-7-2022: “If you google the history of Mother’s Day, the internet […]

Tysons Interfaith Tours the Washington Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Members of Tysons Interfaith and their families had the honor to join a special tour of the Washington Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 21, led by our colleagues David Smith and Irene Bortolussi.   We learned about the unique purpose of such sacred spaces for the sanctification of […]

Earth Day: April 22, 2022

Each week, one of the things mentioned in the prayers at my church is an appeal to God to help us be good stewards of his creation.  This always really speaks to me. I grew up in an agricultural community and to this day continue to learn from my mother best practices for vegetable gardening […]

Passover: A Time to Celebrate Freedom

The Jewish holiday of Passover occurs every spring, as surely as the daffodils bloom, and it is perhaps the most central in terms of Jewish life and history. The holiday begins at sunset (as do all Jewish holidays) on the 15th of the Hebrew month of Nissan.  Because the Hebrew calendar is based on a […]

The Sikh celebration of Baisakhi – The Birth of the Khalsa

Just about every spiritual path celebrates spring in a special way. For those of us who follow the Sikh way of life, in spring, we celebrate our most auspicious holiday, called Baisakhi.  This year, Baisakhi is celebrated on April 14th. The Sikh way of life was established by ten successive Sikh Gurus in India. Each […]

The Christian Observance of Holy Week and Easter

With a snap of our fingers, the Christian Lenten journey is coming to an end as Holy Week is quickly approaching. This time of solemnity that is remembered between Palm Sunday (April 10th) and Easter morning (April 17th) is meant to be a time where we journey with Christ through the final moments of his […]

Ramadan Lessons from a Hangry Mom

Ramadan is expected to begin at sundown on Friday, April 2.  To our Muslim friends, we say, “Ramadan Murbarak.”  And we bring to you, with our gratitude, this blog post written by Zaiba Hasan of the McLean Islamic Center: It is almost the holy month of Ramadan, and I have a confession to make to […]

McLean Symphony 50th Anniversary

The McLean Symphony is a musical gem, right here in Tysons! It is an all-volunteer orchestra, composed of musicians living primarily in Fairfax County – our own friends and neighbors. It is the only symphony in the immediate Tysons area, and this is a very special year for them. During the summer of 1970, directors […]

Another Daily Lift – “Spiritual Road Warrior”

One of the things I like best about Tysons Interfaith is that we explore and celebrate the concept of the “Oneness of Humanity.”  We get to know our neighbors and in so doing, discover that we have so much more in common than we ever thought possible.  In that spirit, it is my pleasure to […]

Pause for Peace

You are invited to “Pause for Peace” … to cause a “spiritual chain reaction!” Just imagine if you invited everyone you know to invite everyone they know to “Pause for Peace” … just stop what they are doing for maybe 1 or 2 minutes (or more if they choose) and consciously choose to be peace. […]