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

 Teaching Staff

 

 

The How and Why of Interfaith

 

Stories of Compassion, Forgiveness and Joint Action

 

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Interfaith Relationships as a Powerful Way to Unite Us

Interfaith Relationships as a Powerful Way to Unite Us

n the Hebrew Scripture, the Creator recognizes that it is not good for the human to be alone and created a strong partner. Together they would not be alone. To be in community is to be in the presence of someone different from us, but who is also for us.

In other words, our wholeness as human beings requires being in the presence of those different from us–to be with those different from us while being for us, and us for them. What Genesis 1-3 proposes for human beings, Genesis 12 proposes for human communities. The Abrahamic tradition begins with the Creator calling Abraham to be a blessing to all the people/nations/cultures of the world.

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An Introduction to Islamic Art

There are 3 major components to Islamic Art: Arabic calligraphy, geometric patterns, and biomorphic floral patterns. Geometric art is an artform that relies on the importance of unity and order. All patterns begin with a circle from which simple polygons such squares,...

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