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New Zealand Kinship Weekend

by Majid David Vowells, Kinship Coordinator, New Zealand There are many rhythms in our lives marking the passage of time, and those of an annual event bring a particular sense of anticipation and pleasure. So it was when we met on another Saturday morning in July for Kinship weekend, celebrating Hazrat Inayat Khan’s birthday, andContinue reading “New Zealand Kinship Weekend”

Community Updates June 2021

On May 15, 2021, family, friends, colleagues and community members celebrated Onaje Jua Eagle Heart Muid on his extraordinary journey to becoming Dr. Muid. This celebration was in honor of Onaje’s persistence in self-development and as shining example for his community. Onaje received his Doctorate in Social Work from the University of Southern California and hasContinue reading “Community Updates June 2021”

Inviting Spiritual Conversations: enlivening the “horizontal dimension”

by Wali Via In 2016 I initiated a new activity in our community simply titled “Spiritual Conversations”.  My motivation was three-fold, all closely related. I felt there was tremendous wisdom within the membership of the community that was not being given adequate opportunity to be heard. The typical format for our varied Sufi offerings wasContinue reading “Inviting Spiritual Conversations: enlivening the “horizontal dimension””

The Interfaith Cooperation Central of Central Virginia (ICCCV) – A “Kinship Circle”

by Zakir-Amin Povich I’m pleased to share an experience that was close to my heart for several years: a functioning Kinship Circle, a porous group of people from different faith and spiritual expressions engaging in heartfelt conversation. This grew out of monthly “Interfaith Pray for Peace” gatherings of song, prayer and meditation, that began inContinue reading “The Interfaith Cooperation Central of Central Virginia (ICCCV) – A “Kinship Circle””

Write a Letter – Change a Life

Human Rights Day is observed every year on December 10—the day in 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: a milestone document proclaiming the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being regardless of race, color, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national orContinue reading “Write a Letter – Change a Life”


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