La Convivencia* presents
Kabbalah and Interfaith
A three-day conference of international speakers examining how mystical beliefs can promote harmony between faiths.
Location: St. Columba URC, Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham.
Dates: 15th-17th April 2011.
Megan Wagner PhD, provost of the California Interfaith Chaplaincy Institute and author of The Sapphire Staff.
Rev. Maggy Whitehouse, author of Kabbalah Made Easy, The Illustrated History of Kabbalah, The Marriage of Jesus.
Paul Salahuddin Armstrong, co-director of the British Muslim Association.
Michael Hattwick, MD, health advisor to the Obama administration and author of The ABBA Tradition.
Mohammed Nazam, co-founder of The Berakah Project, an inter-faith music initiative dedicated to crossing boundaries of race, religion and culture through the arts. Berakah will be playing on Saturday.
Topics include: The Western Mystery Tradition; How to Read Scripture without Religion; The Spirit of Inclusion; The Ancient Origins of the Tree of Life. The Tony Blair Faith Foundation will also give a presentation.
Price: Full conference £185. Early bird tickets (until March 31st) £150. Day tickets: £65.
Please contact 0121 449 0344 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for booking details.
More details are available here.
*La Convivencia means ‘a coming together of souls.’ It refers to a period of 400 years when Jews, Christians and Muslims lived together in relative peace in medieval Spain. Scholarship and mysticism thrived in Spanish towns such as Toledo, Cordoba and Granada as students and teachers in all three disciplines helped each other to learn, translate and understand ancient teachings. This “convivencia” has permeated esoteric teaching to the present day