New York, NY – 06/13/12

With Arooj Aftab
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
7:00pm - free - All Ages
Charlotte's Place (map)
107 Greenwich Street
New York, NY, USA
Other Info
We will be performing at a special interfaith event on Sikhism hosted by the Faith House of Manhattan.

The Sikh Way: What is higher than Truth?

Dr. Balbinder Bhogal, who holds the Chair in Sikh Studies at Hoftra University, will give a presentation introducing various facets of the Sikh Way. These include the importance of genre: music, song, poetry; a textual reading and exegesis of the opening mantra and verse of the Sikh Scripture (the Guru Granth Sahib); the question of how to not only hear the voice of the other but learn from it; and finally, the model of inter-religious dialogue present within the Guru Granth Sahib will be explored. If God/Truth has multiple voices, then is hearing more than one essential for one's maturity as a human being? The evening will also include discussion, music by Sonny Singh and Arooj Aftab, and reflections from Tony Blair Faith Foundation Faith Acts Fellows, Hannah Shirey and Nomi Teutsch, who are working at United Sikhs this year.

* Sonny Singh and Arooj Aftab will play a set of Sufi music after the Living Room, at 9 pm.

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