The Canisius College Video Institute production of the November episode of Kaleidoscope airs thdroughout the month beginning on Saturday, November 2 at 5:30 a.m. on WGRZ-TV, Channel 2 in Buffalo. The episode will be rebroadcast on Sunday Nov. 3 at 9:00 a.m. on WGRZ-TV 2.2, Time Warner 114, and Verizon Fios 460; each Friday at 6:35 p.m. on Time Warner Cable 20; and each Sunday at 8:00 p.m. on Time Warner 6 in Olean. This 30-minute television program celebrates the religious diversity of our region, an represents a collaboration between the Video Institute and the Network of Religious Communities.
Guru Tegh Bahadur, the 9th Guru of the Sikh Faith, willingly gave up his life for the religious liberty of all faiths in 1675 CE. As Sikhs commemorate the anniversary of his martyrdom, Kaleidoscope speaks with Dr. Surjit Singh about the life and sacrifice of Guru Tegh Bahadur and then with Rev. Allen Farabee, an immigration lawyer and Episcopal Priest, about the meaning and complexity of religious liberty in American today.
For the past 30 years, the National Federation for Just Communities WNY and the Network of Religious Communities have jointly sponsored the Annual Interfaith/Intercultural Thanksgiving Service. This year, on Tuesday November 26th, the 31st edition of the service will be held at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1080 Main Street, Buffalo, NY. Dr. Stan Bratton of the Network of Religious Communities talks with Rev. Lee Miller II, Lead pastor of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Buffalo, about his life, the historic church he serves, and the meaning of thanksgiving.
Students in the Canisius College Video Institute produce Kaleidoscope monthly under the direction of Barbara Irwin, PhD, professor of Communication Studies and co-director of the Institute, and Paula DeAngelis-Stein, COM ’86/MS ’02.
Submitted by: Barbara J. Irwin, PhD, professor, communication studies