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Arts

Speaking from the Heart

Speaking from the Heart

by Karimah Stauch

Tonight I want to share with you my tears, the cry of the deepest longing for peace. Sometimes the tensions inside are just so high…

Where is the Heart in the Climate Justice Movement? Where is the Music?

Where is the Heart in the Climate Justice Movement?  Where is the Music?

by Kyle Lemle

We’ve all read the numbers and heard the forecasts: 350 ppm of carbon, three meters of sea level rise, or three degrees Celsius.

A Muslim, a Jew, and a Christian Walk into a Concert Hall…

A Muslim, a Jew, and a Christian Walk into a Concert Hall…

by Vicki Garlock

It all started in 2010 when Ontario, Canada based Dawud Wharnsby was contacted by David LaMotte, who was working on peace and justice issues with the North Carolina Council of Churches.

An Interfaith Crucible of Art & Architecture

An Interfaith Crucible of Art & Architecture

by Ruth Broyde Sharone

The stunning museum, designed by Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki, is a landmark structure, revealing in exquisite detail the rich artistic culture of Islam and the diversity of Islamic civilization.

The Cosmic Mass Returns to the 2018 World Parliament

The Cosmic Mass Returns to the 2018 World Parliament

by Matthew Fox

I have been involved in celebrating Cosmic Masses throughout North America for the last 24 years. We have sponsored more than 100 of them in various cities and have people to lead them around the country.

Abraham and the Old Man

Abraham and the Old Man

by Carrie Sue Ayvar

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I spent every summer from the time I was a year old until I went away to college at my maternal grandparent’s house in North Miami Beach, Florida.

In Search of a Shared Narrative

In Search of a Shared Narrative

by Ralph Singh

I have been a storyteller for as long as I can remember. I honed my skills at the feet of the great Master, H.H. Baba Virsa Singh ji of Gobind Sadan. As his first foreign devotee, I had the privilege of translating stories from the lives of those we refer to as Messiah, Prophets, Avatars, and Saints.

Shedding Light Along the Way

Shedding Light Along the Way

by Pam Faro

I am not Hindu, but one of my favorite stories is: Hanuman the Monkey God came upon Lord Brahma, creator of the universe, and Lord Brahma was weeping…

Sacred Storytelling

Sacred Storytelling

by Mark Novak

People of faith understand the power of storytelling. We know that the meaning of our traditions are often best conveyed not by theological statements or scholarly arguments, but by telling stories.

An Artful Approach to Interfaith Chaplaincy

An Artful Approach to Interfaith Chaplaincy

by Jenifer Miller

With my calligraphy pen I write the name of the tiny beloved baby boy, on the inside of a Comfort Angel, and hand it to his father, for safekeeping.

 

An Artist's Journey Beyond the Walls of Division

An Artist's Journey Beyond the Walls of Division

by Andre van Zijl

We enter a completely darkened room which is set up with a foot-wide border of white muslin covered by unlit candles alternating with round black river stones.

Epiphany at the Altar of a Sand Mandala

Epiphany at the Altar of a Sand Mandala

by Billy Doidge Kilgore

Five Buddhist monks stand in a row, torsos wrapped in maroon robes and scalps adorned with golden headdresses. In their arms, they hold cymbals, drums, and horns.

How Stories Can Smash Stereotypes

How Stories Can Smash Stereotypes

An INTER Interview

One thing that breaks down barriers between people is sharing stories. When we hear someone’s story and hear their hopes and struggles, we can’t help but see their humanity.

'Music Unites, Where Words Divide'

'Music Unites, Where Words Divide'

by Marcus Braybrooke

The recent visit of the Pontamina Interreligious Choir to the UK reminded me of the adage that ‘music unites, where words divide.’

Sacred Sound & Music

Sacred Sound & Music

by Todd Glacy

During a recent visit to Arizona, I was invited to be the guest on a local Baha’i radio show sharing some of my songs and insights regarding music and spirituality.

Of Music and Martyrdom

Of Music and Martyrdom

by Zola Jesus

One of the most common questions I get asked about my musical project is to explain the name Zola Jesus. My usual response is “Émile Zola + Jesus Christ = Zola Jesus.” Simple. But, why? 

Where Does the Interfaith Muse Reside?

Where Does the Interfaith Muse Reside?

by Ruth Broyde Sharone

It began suddenly in the fall of 2014. There were no early warnings. During my daily walks I started to hear melodies in my head that seemed to erupt, complete with lyrics, like fully-formed children.

Igniting the Sacred Power of the Arts for Social Change

Igniting the Sacred Power of the Arts for Social Change

Interview of Ahmane' Glover and Erik W. Martínez Resly by Eleanor Goldfield

Justice, at its roots, is painful. We are moving through an unjust world. And we have been moving through an unjust world for generations and generations. Now it’s just up, pulsing at the surface.

Involving Creation in the Creation (for kids)

Involving Creation in the Creation (for kids)

by Vicki Garlock

While numerous creation stories center on how the entire world came to be, others focus on particular aspects of creation. Many stories center on celestial features. How did we get night and day? Why are there clouds? Why is the appearance of the moon constantly changing? Why does the sun appear to move across the heavens?

Expect Miracles in Ajmer

Expect Miracles in Ajmer

by Ruth Broyde Sharone

In the heart of the city sits a sprawling central mosque and the burial site, Dargah, of the revered Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chishty – responsible for bringing Sufism to this part of the world hundreds of years ago.