Festival of Faiths: A Decade in Retrospect


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This virtual retrospective will tap into the treasuries of wisdom from diverse faith traditions, revisiting rich Festival content from the past decade. Through spiritual practices, insightful dialogue, music, film and more, we will explore themes including our sacred earth; compassion; faith in action; and silence and contemplation.

April 22 – Earth

10 a.m. – 2014 Indigenous Teachings for a Sustainable Future with Melissa Nelson

11 a.m. – 2018 Mother Earth with Lynne Twist, Woman Stands Shining and Rabbi Nina Cardin

3 p.m. – 2015 Sacred World: Secular and Sacred with Bill Vendley, Jeffrey Sachs, Rick Jacobs and Cardinal John Onaiyekan

5 p.m. – 2015 Sacred Earth Sacred Self — Feature film of the 2015 Festival of Faiths

7 p.m. – 2016 Kabbalah Practice with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner

April 23 – Compassion

10 a.m. – 2017 Buddhist Compassion Meditation with Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel

11 a.m. – 2017 Heart of Compassion — Exploring the Interior Landscape with Thupten Jinpa, Cynthia Bourgeault and Ingrid Mattson

3 p.m. – 2020 Voices of Compassion — A collection of conversations about love and compassion through the decade featuring Omid Safi, Karen Armstrong, Greg Fischer, Thupten Jinpa and Vivek Murthy

5 p.m. – 2018 Real Love / Essence Love with Sharon Salzberg and Tsoknyi Rinpoche

7 p.m. – 2016 Sacred Wisdom Through Music — Curated by Teddy Abrams and featuring Ricky Skaggs and Junoon

April 24 – Faith in Action

10 a.m. – 2017 Islamic Prayer with Ingrid Mattson

11 a.m. – 2015 Sacred World: Contemplation and Action with Ambassador Shabazz, Marc Andrus and Christopher Pramuk

3 p.m. – 2015 Stories of Faith including “Merton and His Legacy” with Paul Pearson, Br. David Steindl-Rast, Chris Pramuk, Br. Paul Quenon, Morgan Atkinson and a collection of select Festival short stories

5 p.m. – 2017 Compassion Rising — Artistic performances curated by Hannah Drake, Charles Nasby and Rebecca Katz

7 p.m. – 2015 Hindu Vedantic Practice with Pravrajika Vrajaprana

April 25 – Silence and Contemplation

10 a.m. – 2015 The Jesus Prayer with Mary Minifie

11 a.m. – 2013 Sacred Silence: Pathways to Compassion with Matthieu Ricard, Swami Siddheshvari Devi Ji (Didi Ji), Swami Atmarupananda, Richard Rohr and Seyyed Hossein Nasr

3 p.m. – 2015 Distant Neighbors with Wendell Berry and Gary Snyder, moderated by Jack Schumaker

5 p.m. – 2013 Merton in His Own Voice – Audio recordings of Thomas Merton teaching the novices at Gethsemani

Special Thanks to Our Generous Donors!

This virtual Festival of Faiths is supported by a 2019 matching grant made possible by our faithful and generous 2019 donors and by presenting partner Fetzer Institute.