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The Promise of Judaism: Yaakov Kellman

October 29, 2009

In this clip from the Judaism Dialogue held October 12th, Rabbi Yaakov Kellman talks about his personal relationship and approach to the struggles of our time. more >>

Invitation to Attend Seven Pillars’ Labor Day Gathering 2009

June 01, 2009

Seven Pillars will host Wisdom House Architectonics: Building a House with No Walls over Labor Day weekend, September 4-7, 2009, in New Lebanon, New York. more >>

Rabbi Phyllis Berman on Sarah and Hagar

May 07, 2009

Following Tamam Kahn at Seven Pillars Inauguration, Rabbi Phyllis Berman tells her version of the story of Sarah and Hagar. more >>

No Less than the Prophets, Hagar Speaks

May 05, 2009

In this video, Tamam Kahn talks about the story of Sarah and Hagar and shares her poem No Less Than The Prophets, Hagar Speaks at Seven Pillars’ Inauguration.

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Pir Zia Introduces Chivalry Theme at Seven Pillars’ Inauguration

October 31, 2008

Pir Zia Inayat-Khan introduces the theme of Chivalry during the opening ceremony of Seven Pillars' inaugural weekend. Pir Zia Inayat-Khan, Seven Pillars' President, is the spiritual leader of the Sufi Order International, a mystical and ecumenical fellowship rooted in the visionary legacy of his grandfather, Hazrat Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan. Pir Zia is also the President of the Suluk Academy and founder of Seven Pillars House of Wisdom. Pir Zia holds a Doctoral degree in Religion from Duke University and is a recipient of the U Thant Peace Award. more >>

Bishop Michael Banks on Chivalry at Seven Pillars’ Inauguration

August 31, 2008

Bishop Michael Banks speaks on the topic of Chivalry. Michael Banks is a bishop in the Mennonite Church, with responsibility for six churches in the Bronx, New York. He is also a dynamic preacher and inspirational speaker who has appeared to great acclaim at countless religious convocations and conferences. He is much-in-demand as a retreat leader, with special expertise in spiritual transformation and peacemaking; he has done ground-breaking work in urban peacemaking. Reverend Banks has taught throughout the United States, in Canada, Mexico, the Middle East, and Africa. He has presented at seminaries, including the Westminster Methodist Seminary in Philadelphia, and at universities, including Notre Dame University. He is recognized as an extraordinary preacher, and was selected as one of the 10 top preachers in his denomination. more >>

Omid Safi Introduces Revelation Theme at Seven Pillars’ Inauguration

August 29, 2008

Omid Safi introduces the theme of Revelation at Seven Pillars' Inauguration' Opening Ceremony, Labor Day weekend 2008. Omid Safi is Associate Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill where he specializes on Islamic mysticism (Sufism), contemporary Islamic thought, and medieval Islamic history. He received his PhD from Duke University (2000). Before coming to UNC he was an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Colgate University in Hamilton, NY. Safi is the Chair for the Study of Islam at the American Academy of Religion. He is also a member of the advisory board of the Pluralism Project at Harvard University. His book The Politics of Knowledge in Premodern Islam, dealing with medieval Islamic history and politics, was published in 2006. His translation and analysis of Rumi’s biography is forthcoming from Fons Vitae. more >>

Sister Miriam MacGillis Introduces Cosmology Theme at Seven Pillars’ Inauguration

August 29, 2008

Sister Miriam MacGillis introduces the Cosmology theme at Seven Pillars' Inauguration's Opening Ceremony, Labor Day weekend 2008. Sister Miriam MacGillis is a member of the Dominican Sisters of Caldwell, New Jersey. She lives and works at Genesis Farm, which she co-founded in 1980 with the sponsorship of her Dominican congregation. Genesis Farm is a learning center of Earth Studies, practicing biodynamic methods of agriculture, which are in tune with the natural rhythms of the Earth. Miriam invites us to see ourselves as a living part of a living cosmos, and lectures extensively in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia and the Pacific. more >>

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