Holden Interfaith Week


A partnership of

Holden Village &

Paths to Understanding


Theme: Us, Them and All: Weaving our Identities and Common Humanity within the Unity of Life


July 19 -24, 2020


Description: What do Abrahamic traditions teach about recognizing the humanity of people in other cultures or religions? Children are in still in cages, the twin pandemics of COVID-19 and institutional/structural racism are revealing even more starkly racial inequity, and vulnerable people are encouraged to risk themselves for the economy. We are having difficulty recognizing others as human. What do Abrahamic traditions have to offer to help us weave our identities, common humanity within the unity of life?

Holden Village and Paths to Understanding invite you to live webinars, recorded webinars and podcasts and art exploration with a Jewish and Muslim artist.

Live Webinars During Interfaith Week:

Live Webinars on Zoom – Register to get the link 

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Sunday, July 19, 2020 – 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM Pacific

Webinar: An Introduction to Islamic Art 

Monday, July 20, 2020 – 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM Pacific

Webinar: The Blessing and Bane of Love of Our In-Group

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 – 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM Pacific

Webinar: Humanity, Created In the Image of Holiness ‑  A Visual Art Biblical ‘Midrash’ Workshop

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 – 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM Pacific

Webinar: The Call to Be a Blessing to all Families, Cultures and Nations 

Thursday: July 23, 2020 – 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM Pacific

Webinar: Questions, Responses and Coaching for Islamic and Jewish Art

Friday July 24, 2020 – 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM Pacific

Webinar: Human Beings within the Ecosystem


 Teaching Staff



The How and Why of Interfaith


Stories of Compassion, Forgiveness and Joint Action


Prepare for Interfaith Week

Prepare yourself for Interfaith Week and deepen your understanding of interfaith relationships

Watch on YouTube or Listen to a Podcast

The How and Why of Interfaith

Video: https://youtu.be/3LqiW2K81hM

Podcast: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-jngz5-e1c92a

Description & Embedded Media : https://pathstounderstanding.org/the-how-and-why-of-interfaith/

Stories of Compassion, Forgiveness and Joint Action

Video: https://youtu.be/04OGi2VQWZc

Podcast: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-vzzbn-e06f91

Description & Embedded Media: https://pathstounderstanding.org/stories-of-compassion-forgiveness-and-joint-action/

Introduction to Islam

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_geC4B-V8M

Podcast: https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-47a6n-e1cf58

Description and Embedded Media: https://pathstounderstanding.org/introduction-to-islam/

Introduction to Judaism

Video: https://youtu.be/rOhkLOXKL-M

Podcast: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-c6njr-e1c8f2

Description & Embedded Media: https://pathstounderstanding.org/introduction-to-judaism/

Introduction to Christianity

Video: https://youtu.be/XBsUUA01it8

Podcast:  https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-xk3u8-e1c847

Description & Embedded Media: https://pathstounderstanding.org/introduction-to-christianity/

The Heart of Jewish and Islamic Art

Video: https://youtu.be/cRSJGhQFrXs

Podcast: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-mfrsy-e1c8bf

Description & Embedded Media: https://pathstounderstanding.org/the-heart-of-jewish-and-islamic-art/

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