The 2022 Festival of Faiths, Sacred Stories: Contemplation and Connection, will celebrate the power of narratives to inspire purpose, instill a sense of belonging and define our lives. The festival will investigate old and new stories through the lens of faith and explore how our identities are shaped by associations with religion, culture, politics, heritage and more. Sessions will engage participants in the sacred work of sharing stories to illuminate both our complexity and our interdependence.
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2022 Festival of Faiths speaker books are listed first and include selections from: Lewis Brogdon, Courtney Martin, Judith Simmer-Brown, Ruben Rosario-Rodriguez, Matthew Fox, Anam Thubten, Mary Evelyn Tucker, Carrie Newcomer, and Shmuly Yanklowitz
Additional suggested reading can be found further down the page.
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This "provocative and personally searching"memoir follows one mother's story of enrolling her daughter in a local public school (San Francisco Chronicle), and the surprising, necessary lessons she learned with her neighbors.From the time Courtney E.
A fresh interpretation of the dakini—a Tibetan Buddhist symbol of the feminine—that will appeal to practitioners interested in goddess worship, female spirituality, and Tantric Buddhism
Rub (c)n Rosario Rodr -guez addresses the long-standing division between Christian theologies that take revelation as their starting point and focus and those that take human culture as theirs.
Matthew Fox is the passionate prophet--and pied piper--of creation-centered spirituality. A radical priest, visionary theologian, and ecumenical mystic, he has been called "the most creative, the most comprehensive, surely the most challenging religious-spiritual teacher in America" (Thomas Berry) as well as "one of the great prophetic voices of our time" (David Korten).
Beloved Tibetan Buddhist teacher Anam Thubten shares how, by cultivating our practice of compassion, we can open our hearts and benefit the world.
When is the last time you heard a sermon, Bible study, or even read the Letter to Philemon? For some the answer is ""recently"" but for too many the answer is ""it has been a long time"" or worse yet ""never."" Why is it that Philemon, though included in the Christian canon, is not read and studied as a text with theological depth that is helpful for serious study and preaching?
About the Contributor(s): Lewis Brogdon is Assistant Professor of New Testament and Black Church Studies and Director of the Black Church Studies Program at Louisville Seminary. Brogdon has served churches in Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio. He has coauthored an article with Amos Yong on "The Decline of African American Theology?
An epic story of the emergence of the universe and of the community of life, with a new vision for how we might bring forth a vibrant Earth Community
Today we know what no previous generation knew: the history of the universe and of the unfolding of life on Earth.
If you had the power to save a life, would you do it? If you knew you could save the life of someone who would surely die without a kidney transplant, would you give them one of yours? These are the questions that burned in Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz. He had that power, that knowledge. Could he go through with the surgery to donate a kidney to someone who desperately needed it?
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Pirkei Avot is the urtext of Jewish practical wisdom. In many ways, the words of Pirkei Avot were the first recorded manifesto of social justice in Western civilization. This commentary explores the text through a lens of contemporary social justice and moral philosophy, engaging both classical commentators and modern thinkers.
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This historical biography follows the extraordinary life of Julian of Norwich. She lived through the dreadful bubonic plague that killed close to 50% of Europeans. Being an anchoress, she 'sheltered in place' and developed a deep wisdom that she shared in her book, Showings, which was the first book in English by a woman.
Two New York Times–bestselling authors unveil new research showing what meditation can really do for the brain.
A beautiful 11"x11" hardcover book honoring the legacy of Bud Dorsey, West Louisville's most iconic photographer, produced in close collaboration with him.
Ten young writers from Muhammad Ali's alma mater write about the fights they've fought that have brought them to where they are today.
In narratives rooted in six countries, nine young women document cultural and geographic communities of South Louisville from the inside, exploring topics such as the refugee experience, juvenile detention, motherhood, misperceptions of their neighborhoods, and more.
I Said Bang! is a book about 46 years of building community through basketball, written by dozens of people who have contributed to and been shaped by the Dirt Bowl tradition: organizers, players, spectators, announcers, referees, vendors, and coaches.
The Kentucky School for the Blind was chartered in 1842 to serve blind and visually impaired students from all across the state. Like so many who have arrived since then, the seven authors participating in Louisville Story Program’s third book project hail from all across the state.
The Louisville Story Program helps historically underrepresented Louisville residents write and publish books about their lives and neighborhoods, and pays them for their work. “Our Shawnee” is LSP’s first project.
Julie Baldyga's artwork is distinctive and compelling, and a book about her work is long overdue.
A New York Times Bestseller
A Washington Post Bestseller
Named a Best Essay Collection of the Decade by Literary Hub
Drawing from her experiences as an Indigenous scientist, botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer demonstrated how all living things--from strawberries and witch hazel to water lilies and lichen--provide us with gifts and lessons every day in her best-selling book Braiding Sweetgrass.
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The deity Inari has been worshipped in Japan since at least the early eighth century and today is a revered presence in such varied venues as Shinto shrines, Buddhist temples, factories, theaters, private households, restaurants, beauty shops, and rice fields.
A book that shines fresh light on the world's major religions to help us build bridges between faiths and rediscover a creative and spiritual engagement with holy texts—from the New York Times bestselling author of A History of God
“[An] unusual, often dazzling, blend of theology, history, and neuroscience” —The New Yorker
From one of the most original thinkers on the role of religion in the modern world, a profound exploration of the spiritual power of nature—and an urgent call to reclaim that power in everyday life.
As long as we have been human, we have been mythmakers. In A Short History of Myth, Karen Armstrong holds up the mirror of mythology to show us the history of ourselves, and embarks on a journey that begins at a Neanderthal graveside and ends buried in the heart of the modern novel.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Rupi Kaur presents guided poetry writing exercises of her own design to help you explore themes of trauma, loss, heartache, love, family, healing, and celebration of the self.
Healing Through Words is a guided tour on the journey back to the self, a cathartic and mindful exploration through writing.
This carefully curate
Winner of 5 national awards, this new, expanded edition was named one of "The Best Spiritual Books of 2020" by Spirituality & Practice.
"Recipes for a Sacred Life left us moved--and changed. Wise, poignant, funny, and inspiring."--Redbook
Wendell Berry has never been afraid to speak up for the dispossessed. The Need to Be Whole continues the work he began in The Hidden Wound (1970) and The Unsettling of America (1977), demanding a careful exploration of this hard, shared truth: The wealth of the mighty few governing this nation has been built on the unpaid labor of others.
Thirteen new stories of the Port William membership spanning the decades from World War II to the present moment
An impassioned, thoughtful, and fearless essay on the effects of racism on the American identity by one of our country’s most humane literary voices.
“This is a book about Heaven,” says Jayber Crow, “but I must say too that . . . I have wondered sometimes if it would not finally turn out to be a book about Hell.” It is 1932 and he has returned to his native Port William to become the town's barber.
Since its publication in 1977, The Unsettling of America has been recognized as a classic of American letters. In it, Wendell Berry argues that good farming is a cultural and spiritual discipline. Today’s agribusiness, however, takes farming out of its cultural context and away from families.