Festival of Many Faiths, December 5, 2012 - Eliot House Lounge
The photos and info below are from the 2011 Festival. Please note this year's Festival will be in the Eliot House Lounge, not the Betty Shabazz House.
The Office of Religious & Spiritual Life had its annual Festival of Many Faiths on December 7, 2011 at the Betty Shabazz Center. Gladys Moore, Dean of Religous & Spiritual Life plays her guitar and leads the singing as the guests enter the room.
Representatives from each of our nine faith groups share a reading, song, or thoughts on an aspect of the winter solstice. Here the Baha'i Advisor, Holly Hanson and Baha'i students share a reading from Abdul Baha, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, pp. 194-5, 343, 320-324.
Deirdre Drennen (third from left) sings and plays her lap harp while the Faith Advisors light a candle, one for each faith group. Ellen Kennedy, (second from left) the Leader of the Sacred Circle Dance Troupe will soon lead everyone in a sacred circle spiral dance for the conclusion of the service. The program was followed by refreshments and conversation in the living room.