Credibility of the Interfaith Calendar Site
||Service to a global audience
The Calendar began development in 1993 at The Mall of America in
Bloomington, Minnesota, USA. The Mall Area Religious Council (MARC) was a
spiritual presence at the Mall. An interest in Holy Days of World Religions
appeared as MARC experimented with approaches toward Mall clients and
employees. In 1994 an online Interfaith Calendar became part of the MARC
website which happened as the Internet came into existence. The present web
site is an evolving form of what began in the context of world religions at
Mall of America.
The primary source is personal knowledge based on fifty four years of
experience with world religions practices and organizations.
A second source level is web sites of world religions and interfaith
organizations. Information is tested by comparison with many sites. Because
of the variety of religious customs and practices it is not possible to be
both comprehensive and totally accurate.
The online Interfaith Calendar is reviewed by users from many
religions and countries. They send on suggestions and corrections.
Calendar Site Usage
On the average day the site has about 1000 page views. Over the course of
time the site is accessed from 120 countries with the majority from the US,
Canada, and the UK.
Users of the calendar include university personnel, School district
officials, teachers, students, military personnel, city and police
administrative offices, religious leaders, business people, convention
planners, travelers, and people who are either just curious or wish to
increase their religious devotion and knowledge.
Update on October 12, 2014