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 listen to our  and podcasts and art exploration with a Jewish and Muslim artist.

 

Pre-Recorded Programs

Watch on YouTube or Listen to a Podcast

An Introduction to Islamic Art 

Video: https://youtu.be/MVKSmZlfSF8

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

 

The Blessing and Bane of Love of Our In-Group

Video: https://youtu.be/SPKMyUIwR9w 

Podcast: https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-5ei99-e58b0

 

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

Video: https://youtu.be/wcSc58RCa3c 

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

Video: https://youtu.be/L3uuL073RZc

Podcast: https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-94v9m-e58bdb

 

Human Beings within the Ecosystem

Video: https://youtu.be/5d5JW8IRfEg

Podcast: https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-xnqh3-e58b6a

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The How and Why of Interfaith

 

Stories of Compassion, Forgiveness and Joint Action

 

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Feeling My Impact More Than My Intent

Feeling My Impact More Than My Intent

But please consider, when something we say or do harms another person to recognize the impact you have had on the other and offer restitution instead of only focusing on what you meant to do. This honors the value of the other person and opens a door to healing.

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Bearing Truthful Positive Witness

Bearing Truthful Positive Witness

Don’t try to change their mind, but just keep telling positive stories. Most of us do not want to walk around in fear. When given the chance to see how much we have in common, to see the strength of different points of view working on our common problems many people will gladly remove fear from their hearts

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A Different Kind of Power

At PTU we believe that the Divine is best expressed in our world when human beings seek to have power with each other. In this power, those with more perceived power must boldly step back and listen and those with less perceived power must boldly step forward so that all voices and wisdoms may inform our mutual work. This does not mean that those with more perceived power cannot use their power, but must at every step, discern how to use it and whether or not to use it, to further a change the system. People acting to have power with each other don’t want to win the game, but change the rules of the game so everyone can win. They want to do away with dominance and build what Martin Luther King called the Beloved Community.

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