From an experience of worship at a Hindu temple, to a Jewish Shabbat service, to a Sufi Dhikr at a downtown Dergah, to midweek “Space for Grace” at a major Protestant church – either as “Interfaith 101″ or an opportunity for seasoned pilgrims to be hosts and guests in their own setting and city – this seven week adventure will be a unique, New York City interfaith experience.
Sunday, October 30th
Stop #1 – Hindu Kirtan Community Service
With Gadadhara Pandit Dasa, the Bhakti Center Monks, and Congregation
The Bhakti Center @ 25 First Ave, between 1st and 2nd Streets
10 am – Tour and Orientation 10:30 am – Kirtan and Weekly Service
Thursday, November 3 + NEW 2nd NIGHT, Thursday, November 17
Stop #2 – Prayer, Sohbet, Zikr
A night with Sheikha Fariha and the Nur Ashki Jerrahi Sufi Order
Dergah al-Farah @ 245 West Broadway, between Beach and White Streets
7:30 pm – Sheikha Fariha will give a talk on Sufism
8:30 pm until late – Zikr Ceremony (with breaks to leave)
Friday, November 11th
Stop #3 – Kabbalat Shabbat Service and Potluck
With Rabbi David Ingber, Shir Yaakov Feinstein Feit, and Romemu
@ 165 West 105th Street, at Amsterdam
7 – 8:45 pm – Shabbat Service 9 pm – Potluck (vegetarian or kosher dish)
Wednesday, December 7
Stop #4 – “Creating a Space for Grace”
With Rev. Stephen Phelps, Interim Senior Minister, preaching
Assembly Hall at the Riverside Church @ 490 Riverside Drive, at 121st Street
6 pm – Soup Supper and Orientation 7 – 8:30 pm – “Space for Grace”
Wednesday, December 14
Stop #5 – Faith House Living Room
With guests from all four participating communities
@ 274 Fifth Avenue, near 30th Street
7 – 9 pm – Living Room and End-of-Tour Party
This “tour” of diverse, sacred spaces in New York City will enable people from the Faith House community and each of the congregations involved to enter the religious space of the other, as well as practice spiritual hospitality by hosting the other in their own space. We hope participants will have multiple contacts and create sustained relationships, as individuals and faith communities.
Can’t make the Bus Tour but want to participate? Contribute to the online discussion by attending a service of another tradition in your own community and tweet using #FHtourbus!
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