Festival of Faiths

Festival of Faiths

LouisvilleKY hosts 23rd Festival of Faiths this week

By Jackie Hollenkamp Bentley Information from www.festivaloffaiths.org Louisville, KY., – The 23rd Annual Festival of Faiths officially opens this week with a Tuesday evening opening ceremony at Louisville’s Cathedral of the Assumption. The five-day, internationally-known event seeks to celebrate “multi-faith music, poetry, art, film and dialogue with spiritual leaders, practitioners and teachers. This year’s theme is Sacred Insight and Feminine Wisdom and features a schedule of speakers and artists exploring “the feminine aspects of the divine, non-dual thinking, the wisdom of the natural world, suffering, healing, emotional intelligence, and creativity. The Festival seeks to offer deeper insight into the Sacred Feminine…


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Mayor Fischer rallies LouisvilleKY for 7th annual “Give A Day” Week of Service, April 14-22

Louisville, KY – Joined by representatives from local organizations and volunteer committees, Mayor Greg Fischer today announced plans for his 2018 Give A Day week of service. This year’s Give A Day week is set for April 14-22, although the Mayor noted that many projects will be under way earlier, to avoid conflicts with Thunder over Louisville at the end of the week. Give A Day is an official Kentucky Derby Festival event, and kicks off the festival season. This year’s Give A Day week also leads into the 2018 Festival of Faiths, another volunteer-driven event. “The people of Louisville…


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Dalai Lama visit to LouisvilleKY is postponed

Festival of Faiths 2017 will keep its April schedule Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that His Holiness the Dalai Lama has had to postpone his planned visit to Louisville on April 23-24. Penpa Tsering, His Holiness’ representative for North America, said the Dalai Lama has been asked to scale back his extensive travel schedule for the next few months to rest and revitalize. “We express our deepest apologies for this inconvenience,” Penpa Tsering said, adding, “We deeply value our relationship with the Compassionate City of Louisville and look forward to a return visit.” Mayor Fischer said, “We are saddened that His Holiness is unable to make the trip, but we remain heartened…


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No Doubts about the Importance of Climate Change

I don’t know this to be true, but I imagine there were plenty of global warming-doubting Republicans in the room as the Downtown Rotary Club welcomed Bill McKibben, the acclaimed environmentalist who is in town for the Festival of Faiths. McKibben is convincing when it comes to the dangers of climate change, what he calls the “most important issue of our time.”  He says there’s evidence all around us, but especially in the surge in catastrophe around the globe, from heat and drought to record floods. McKibben, who said he spent time with Wendell Cherry and Christy Brown during his…