Global celebration

The St. Cloud Newman Center/Catholic Student Community held its annual International Interfaith Service for Peace and Thanksgiving Nov. 21 to celebrate the diversity of cultures and religions in the surrounding college community. Several faiths –  including Catholicism, Hmongism, Buddhism and Muslim – were represented at stations. Participants visited the stations before sharing a meal featuring dishes from all over the world.

St Cloud State University students Subeksha Sbedi, right, and Medina Kartkozhakova prepare baursak, a puffy fried bread served on special occasions in Kazakhstan. (Photo by Dianne Towalski/The Visitor)
Hmong students Pader Thao, left, and Chao Her sing a song from Thailand. (Photo by Dianne Towalski/The Visitor)
Satoko Hotta explains the Japanese rin bowl, used in Buddhist temples for traditional funeral rites and to honor ancestors. (Photo by Dianne Towalski/The Visitor)

Author: Dianne Towalski

Dianne Towalski is a multimedia reporter for The Central Minnesota Catholic Magazine.

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