The 2014 Festival of Faiths, “Sacred Earth, Sacred Self,” sought healing of self and society through a faith–based look at the earth. An interfaith prayer service opened the festival with a call to re-awaken to a world of beauty and abundance.
This 19th annual festival included a morning meditation led by Gerardo Abboud, founder of the Dongyuling Center in Argentina and translator for the Dalai Lama in Latin America. Wendell Berry showed us how to view the earth as a neighbor, and concepts of resilience were applied to our daily lives by social entrepreneurs Nina Simons and Kenny Ausubel. Islamic scholar Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, founder of Zaytuna College, led us in a talk entitled “Healing Self, Healing Society.”