Interfaith Muse

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Interfaith Muse hosts live, pop-up events around Portland, Oregon.  Join us at our next event:

From Your Mouth to God’s Ear

Thursday, March 28, 2019 @ 7PM

Blue Sky Center for the Photographic Arts

Our events include…

To design an IM event for your community or festival, or to sponsor one listed above, email us at interfaithmuse at gmail.com.

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Our newsletter, Inward Digest, keeps getting better. Every month it features an original poem or longform essay, an interview, and a recommendation.

You can receive it by email by subscribing here or check it out on medium.com/inward-digest.

Image: Finding the Center by Dana Weir

Make

Interfaith Muse offers workshops by request in creative writing, theatre arts, and other genres to explore faith identity as a locus for social change. Find out more about past workshops below or email us to discuss a workshop for you.

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Reimagine the Secular Sacred

at the Portland Art Museum, in honor of their exhibit, Corita Kent: Spiritual Pop.

Interfaith Muse leads the In Dialogue: Art, Power and Identity seminar Sunday, January 22, 2017. 1-3 PM. Exploring both sacred and commercial texts, as well as commentary from times of radical institutional change, we will endeavor to reimagine the familiar in language and religion for the intertwined purposes of resistance and delight.


In collaboration with The Bridge International Exhibit, all are invited to a

Workshop in Theatre for Interfaith Cooperation

Sunday August 7, 1:30-4:30 p.m. 

Kempton Hall, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Avenue Portland, Oregon.

Using Forum Theater and other playful techniques, participants will devise theatre pieces that seek practical solutions and work for justice. No experience is necessary and all physical abilities and religious identities are welcome. For more information, email interfaith muse at gmail or check out the event on Facebook.

Facilitator Elizabeth Harlan-Ferlo has trained in the facilitation techniques with Marc Weinblatt, of Mandala Center for Change, Michael Rohd, of Center for Performance and Civic Practice and Portland’s Sojourn Theatre, as well as Tamara Lynne of LivingStages. She has has facilitated over 100 hours with people of all ages.

The workshop is free, but requires registration via Trinity Arts Commission HERE.

Seek

We’re always on the look out for artists and writers to interview. Know someone who makes good conversation? We are interested in artists across the spectra of genre, gender, and spirituality. For more specific information, check out our call to artists here.

Our writers and artists make work that wrestles with questions like these….

How do art and religion overlap in your life and work?

How is the experience of making art connected with sacredness?

What are your artistic responsibilities–to art, to faith, to God, to other people?

Is what you make heretical? Do you want it to be?

What is a soul? What does art do in relation to it?

How have encounters with death/mortality changed your work?

What is the nature of God?  How do you see its relationship to art? How do you depict it?

What is the history of art in your spiritual tradition, and how you encounter it in your work?

As an artist, what is valuable/not valuable about religious affiliation?

What does it mean to be religious outside of a tradition?

What is the difference between faith and belief?

What is prayer? How is it similar and different than art making?

What does it mean to be human?  To be an artist?

Got more questions? Tweet them to us @interfaithmuse

Image: performance artist Pepper Pepper