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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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Reflection on our Faith House “Tour Bus” visit to a Romemu Shabbat, November 11, 2011 by Frank Fredericks, Faith House Community Development Administrator A bit late, I briskly walked into the West End Presbyterian Church to escape the piercing cold that juxtaposed sharply to the unusually warm weather we’d been having this November.  It was Friday night, […]

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“Seeding the Heart, Harvesting Intentions” Faith House Living Room, July 25, 2009 Facilitators: Rabia Gentile, Islamic Co-Leader, and Leah Varsano, Summer Intern Follow the program online at home or feel free to adapt it for your local community. I. OPENING   Gathering Music Vivaldi’s “Summer” Concerto #2 in G-Minor (Recording) Greeting (Leah Varsano, Summer Intern) Readings […]

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~ by Samir Selmanovic Last Thursday, May 28, my father Sead Selmanovic unexpectedly passed away at age 72. The funeral was held on Monday, June 1, in the main cemetery of the city of Zagreb, the capital of Croatia.  Several hundred people attended.  An Imam from the main city mosque conducted a simple and meaningful […]

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LOVE STORY ~ by Jalaludin Rumi (1207-1273)The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along. (translated by Coleman Barks)  

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~ by Samir Selmanovic Following is an email and pictures I have received from my second cousin Bekir Yenerer who lives in Istanbul, Turkey, and is following Faith House on the web. This is published with his permission. The first picture, I took last year in Istanbul at the 800-year celebration of the birth of […]

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~ by Juliet rabia Gentile This is a continuation of the last week’s article    Konya is a small industrial town set like a dusty jewel in the crown of Central Anatolia. It is famous and widely visited only due to the fact that it holds the tomb of Mevlana Jelaladdin Rumi. Over the years […]

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~by Juliet rabia Gentile Since July my colleagues at Faith House Manhattan; Samir, Bowie, Jill, Lauralea and I have put much energy and thought into building a brick and mortar Home for people of all traditions or faiths, or of no particular faith at all. In early December, following a successful Faith House Living Room […]

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