Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Becoming a vegetarian is not as easy as you think..

Are you ready?

Canadian Punjabi leaders: Paul Dhaliwal Sr., Jake Parmar, Parm Bains, Andy Sidhu and Dalip Gill

Give me a break.. will you...

Nick Noorani and Kusum Soni..

Mike Westwick: the first contestant..

Abbotsford Times: Essay contest ad

Canada Day Comments..

Mission Sikh Temple Celebrating 20 years...

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Becoming a vegetarian is not easy as you think!

From vegetarianism to the Bahai' faith

Ken Herar, Special to the Times

Published: Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I hope everyone is keeping their New Year resolutions for those who dared to make them. In fact, four out of five people who make resolutions will break them.

A third won't even make it to the end of January. Well, add me to this list.

Becoming a vegetarian is not as easy as you think.

I am doing this for personal, not religious reasons. I intend to keep this commitment and need to focus and train myself from indulging in meat dishes.

That means less steak, chicken and more pasta or greens when eating out.

My mother and older brother are complete vegetarians and I admire them for this ultimate sacrifice.

Making a pledge such as this is something I decided to do after watching a few documentaries on how animals are sacrificed.

We need to preserve and improve the treatment of our wildlife habitat.

Last weekend, about 75 people participated in World Religion Day at the University of the Fraser Valley.

This day was initiated in 1950 by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United States.

The Bahai'is of Abbotsford and their co-sponsors, the English Corner Club of UFV, reflected of the positive lessons on the recent Copenhagen summit along with celebrating our diversity from scriptural guidance from several religious perspectives recognizing commonality on earth stewardship.

Abbotsford's Harold Rosen, a community interfaith educator, shared these reflections on the event.

"We saw two 10-minute videos on the oneness of humanity and religion.We had a pretty animated open discussion, as well - friendly, but challenging.

"Among the issues that surfaced were: sources of exclusiveness and inclusiveness in scriptural texts; the degree to which religions explicitly affirm their unity with the other religions; and ways that faith communities can work with each other on local problems like homelessness, prejudice and pollution," said Rosen.

I have been extremely busy locating and posting my previously written columns on my new blog site. Feel free to visit me at

- Ken Herar is a freelance writer and writes about diverstiy. You can contact him at

© Abbotsford Times 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010

Vancouver Police Chief Jim Chu and Abby Police Ian McKenzie..

Celebrating 10 years and making a difference: Thanking Editor Rick Rake and Grandfather Kabul Herar and parents Tok and Kuldip Herar

Celebrating 10 years of sharing culture..

Tok and Daljit Herar page..

Ken Herar wins Bronze at Games..

Ken Herar call it quits..

Kuldip Herar arrives in Canada..

Indar Gill, Herman Braich, Puran Gill and Tok Herar presenting hospital cheque

Community profile: Tok Herar

All Punjabi names have deep meaning, purpose..

Ken Herar: Committed to Community Service..

2010: More diversity

UFV Aluminations: Champion of Diversity Ken Herar

2007 Diversity Challenge..

An interesting apology. Does anyone know what happened?

Tennis legend Moe Herar presents trophy in 1964

Pros raise cash for courts..

Pros set to meet...

Raising money for courts..

Vic Holister and Please no more hate...

Uncle's Moe and Bob Herar shine at BC Senior Games..

Interesting responses from members of the community..

Daljit Herar moves into Pathology lab..

Naranjan Grewall: A self made man..

Canadian Great Tommy Douglas..

Political Stuff

Nathan Dhaliwal: Diversity Challenge..

Eight students honoured..

Amani Sani: Building Diversity..

Feeding the homeless...

RCMP Inspector Amrik Virk