Join renowned Rumi scholar Coleman Barks, former Poet Laureate of Rhode Island Lisa Starr, and Sofia, a three-person musical ensemble, for a beautiful evening of music, poetry, and interfaith connection. The artists will weave readings of Rumi’s mystical poetry with Jesus of Nazareth’s Beatitudes sung in their original Aramaic. Hosted in the architecturally award-winning Bigelow Chapel at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, this one-night-only performance will leave you breathless, joyful, and connected to the Divine.
We will also be accepting donations for two important non-profit organizations as part of the event: Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment (RISE) and The Advocates for Human Rights.
In a moment when the world desperately needs multifaith understanding, and refugees and immigrants are marginalized and threatened, this very special evening of connection, art, and love could not be more timely. Join us.