Brian spoke on April 27, 2022 as part of “An Afternoon of Nurturing Spirit” series. The world's religions are not just about books and beliefs – they include sacred objects, ritual items, clothing, and musical instruments. In this engaging talk, we learned briefly about a Western bias about what "religion" is before then turned to demonstrate the meaning and use of dozens of religious objects from Encounter's office that was shown and explained. Learned the meaning of elaborate Hindu murtis (statues), First Nations turtle rattles, Jewish prayer items, and what the Sikh kirpan had to do with justice. We encountered the most unusual musical instrument ever.
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