Embracing Diversity Mural Created by Bal Vihar St. Louis
ST.LOUIS, MO— Partnering with other interfaith groups, the youths of Bal Vihar in St. Louis, Missouri have made it their mission to spread the message of diversity in their community. Bal Vihar has always been a bearer of the theme “Unity in Diversity” and the growing popularity of this interfaith initiative has drawn increasing interest.
This year, Bal Vihar of St. Louis has partnered with Interfaith Quest Organization and St. Louis Children’s Hospital to create a Mural of Cans with the theme of embracing diversity that symbolizes caring, helping, healing and giving. Staff at St. Louis Children’s Hospital embrace diversity by acknowledging cultural differences of their patients and their families, which enables them to provide world class care for all regardless of race, ethnicity, language, gender, gender identity, age, socioeconomic class, national origin, mental and physical impairment, sexual orientation, education and religion
On Sunday, October 28th, 2018, a group of about 30 members of Christian, Hindu, Jewish and Muslim faith gathered to construct this mural, over the course of 8 hours.
This mural will be on display for viewing at the St. Louis children’s hospital lobby for the month of November, after which the cans will be donated to Operation Food Search. This is a great way utilize the cans and reach out. Schnucks supported the project by discounting the cost of cans and delivering them to the site of construction.