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Newsletter June 16, 2016

Human, But Different

One day we celebrate the beauty of it all, the next we mourn. The struggle of learning to live together in our evermore diverse and connected world goes in predictable cycles. Yet, something unprecedented is happening right now.

Democrats and Republicans, Muslims and Christians, the 99% and […]

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The Ritual Music New York Immersion in October was a wild and inspiring ride.  For a taste of how it felt to experience ritual music from within and outside of religious communities, just read below!

On the Sufi zikr:
It was a fantastic opportunity to experience a community and a worship service that so […]

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In the most recent issue of Spectrum, Ruben Sanchez wrote an article about Faith House Manhattan. The article takes you through an immersion, and muses on the nature of diversity.

Experiencing your neighbor’s faith is easier when someone guides you, because as Henry D. Thoreau said, “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you […]

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On a truly beautiful late spring afternoon, several women gathered for a garden party version of the Women’s Spirituality Circle. We met at Jen’s Upper East Side garden apartment on Saturday, May 19. The weather was sunny and warm but not too warm in a way that only May can produce.

The focus was […]

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I was interested in Sufism long before I started to explore Islam, having been exposed already to the poetry of Rumi and Hafiz. In college, I took an “Islamic Philosophy” class where the professor turned out to be a Sufi – I was really very taken with him. Most of the time, I couldn’t really […]

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By Jaime Kraft

 

On March 14, I attended Faith House’s first Living Room of the year held at Charlotte’s Place, their new event home in the financial district.  The session was centered around Shamanism, an ancient path practiced by indigenous peoples from all over the world since the dawn of humanity, according to […]

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Women’s Spirituality Circle, chez Bowie in Harlem
Making a Warming Hut

Saturday, February 11, 2012

I was describing it to my friend Tanja as we mounted the Harlem hill and sought out our destination: The circle doesn’t leave me drained at the end like an exciting lecture series or an ecstatic worship experience.  […]

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