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SACRED WISDOM
PATHWAYS to NONVIOLENCE

Louisville, KY  ·  May 17 – 21

” The peace produced by grace is a spiritual stability too deep for violence – it is unshakeable.”
Thomas Merton

A FIVE-DAY FESTIVAL of music, poetry, film, art and dialogue with internationally renowned spiritual leaders, thinkers and practitioners.
The 2016 Festival of Faiths will explore how different spiritual traditions, teachers and practitioners address violence, heal our wounds and teach active commitment to nurturing peace in ourselves and in the world.
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WEEK PASS (SOLD OUT!)
$247.50*
Access to all sessions May 17 - 21
Access to Receptions
Ease of Entry
*Fees Apply
INDIVIDUAL TICKETS
$0 - $150.00*
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM programs are free but require a ticket.
All other programs at Actors Theatre are $25.00
 
*Fees Apply
Festival week passes and tickets can be purchased online using the links provided, or by calling the Actors Theatre of Louisville box office at #(502)584-1205. Student and Clergy discounts are available through the box office. Processing fees apply to ALL ticket sales.

SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

KAREN ARMSTRONG, PICO IYER,
JIM WALLIS, INGRID MATTSON,
TEDDY ABRAMS, JOAN BROWN CAMPBELL,
BRYANT TERRY
, ARUN GANDHI, ALLAN BOESAK,
ANAM THUBTEN, ARCHBISHOP JOSEPH E. KURTZ,
& MANY MORE!

SPEAKER LINE-UP

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FESTIVAL SCHEDULE & INDIVIDUAL TICKET SALES

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A daily schedule of events with links to purchase individual session tickets can be viewed by clicking on the tabs below.

Tuesday, May 17th

Screen Shot 2016-03-11 at 4.50.03 PMCommunity Interfaith Prayer Service
Cathedral of the Assumption*
433 S. 5th St. Louisville, KY 40202

The 21st annual Festival of Faiths opens with an interfaith prayer service at Louisville’s historic Cathedral of the Assumption at 5:30PM on Tuesday, May 17th. View the Service Program HERE.

This event is free and open to the public. No ticket is required.
*All other Festival sessions will be held at Actors Theatre of Louisville

Wednesday, May 18

SPIRITUAL PRACTICE: BUDDHIST MEDITATION
FREE*
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
with Anam Thubten
*Ticket Required
SACRED WISDOM: LOVE THY NEIGHBOR
$25.00*
10 AM - 12 PM
with Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, Arun Gandhi, and Rev. Allan Boesak
*Fees Apply
PATHWAYS TO NONVIOLENCE: MEDIA & THE PUBLIC TRUST
$25.00*
2 PM - 4 PM
with Anam Thubten, Elna Boesak, Molly Bingham, Rajiv Mehrotra, and Linda Sarsour
*Fees Apply
ART AND THE SACRED: SACRED WISDOM THROUGH MUSIC
$50.00 - $150.00*
7 PM - 9 PM
with Teddy Abrams, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, and Salman Ahmad
*Fees Apply

Thursday, May 19

SPIRITUAL PRACTICE: SUFI PRACTICE
FREE*
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
with Shaikh Kabir Helminski
*Ticket Required
SACRED WISDOM: INDWELLING SPIRIT
$25.00*
10 AM - 12 PM
with Pico Iyer, Ingrid Mattson, and Imam Zaid Shakir
*Fees Apply
FACE TO FACE WITH ISLAMOPHOBIA
$25.00*
2 PM - 4 PM
with Ingrid Mattson, Linda Sarsour, and Imam Zaid Shakir
*Fees Apply
SACRED WISDOM THROUGH PERFORMANCE
$25.00*
7 PM - 9 PM
Curated by Roots & Wings
*Fees Apply

Friday, May 20

SPIRITUAL PRACTICE: KABBALAH PRACTICE
FREE*
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner
*Ticket Required
SACRED WISDOM: AHIMSA: DO NO HARM
$25.00*
10 AM - 12 PM
with Rev. Michael McBride, Jim Wallis, and Rabbi Lawerence Kushner
*Fees Apply
BLACK LIVES MATTER
$25.00*
2 PM - 4 PM
with Rev. Michael McBride, Jim Wallis, Rev. Alvin Herring, and Imam Zaid Shakir
*Fees Apply
VOICES OF CONSCIENCE (FOOD ACTIVISM)
$25.00*
7 PM - 9 PM
with Bryant Terry, Aruni Bhatnagar, Karyn Moskowitz, Amber Burns, and more! (Vandana Shiva and bell hooks cancellation)
*Fees Apply

Saturday, May 21

SPIRITUAL PRACTICE: CHRISTIAN SPIRITUAL PRACTICE
FREE*
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
with Joseph Mitchell, CP
*Ticket Required
SACRED WISDOM: INTERFAITH REFLECTIONS
$25.00*
10 AM - 12 AM
with Vandana Shiva, Rev. Joan Brown Campbell, Pico Iyer, Rev. Alvin Herring, and others
*Fees Apply
COMPASSION TALK
$25.00*
2 PM - 4 PM
with Karen Armstrong, Amin Hashwani, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, and Mark Bertolini
*Fees Apply
COMPASSION WALK
FREE & Open to the Public
4:30 PM
A silent walk starting at Actors Theatre of Louisville and ending at the Ohio River.
 

Our Mission

The  mission of the Festival of Faiths is to promote interfaith understanding, cooperation and action. We accomplish our mission by exploring how the different participating faith traditions address a common issue, topic or theme. The Festival of Faiths is organized and supported by the Center for Interfaith Relations.
View Past Festivals Here
Richard Rohr

EVENT LOCATION

Actors Theatre of Louisville
316 West Main St.
Louisville, KY 40202

DIRECTIONS

FESTIVAL PARTNER HOTELS

The Hyatt Regency:  Discounted reservations available through April 18, 2016.

Laws Lodge:  Located just outside downtown on the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary’s campus. Reservations available by phone only #502.992.0220.

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