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Friday, January 18 — Week of prayer for Christian Unity begins its centennial celebration. Saturday, January 19 — Ashura is an Islamic…

Friday, January 18 — Week of prayer for Christian Unity begins its centennial celebration.

Saturday, January 19 — Ashura is an Islamic fast day commemorating a number of biblical events. The Shi’a also remember Hussein, the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson, who was martyred on this day.

Sunday, January 20 — Second Sunday in Ordinary Time. Suggested reading John 1:29-34.


Sunday, January 20 — Baha’i mark World Religion Day by encouraging members of all religions to recognize the similarities among their faiths and religion’s role as a motivating force for world unity.

Monday, January 21 — Martin Luther King Jr. Day calls for citizen action through volunteer service in honour of Dr. King on this day.

Tuesday, January 22 — Tu B’shvat is one of the four Jewish New Years noted in the Mishnah, also known as “New Year for Trees.”