12th Annual Festival of Abraham

2014 11 09 Festival of AbrahamThe 12th Annual Festival of Abraham was held on November 9th at the Caribbean House in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Some 40 Christian, Jewish, Muslim delegates, and the hosting Baha’i community, enjoyed sharing outstanding artistic expressions from their respective Abrahamic traditions.  Parviz Mojgani, a member of the Baha’i community, chanted an inspiring faith-prayer and Carl Fravel, also of the Baha’i community, spoke on music and spirituality, and played us a banjo song; Cantor David Mintz of Touro Synagogue played on his guitar a lovely selection of Jewish prayer-songs; Dr. Mahmoud Sarmini shared some dramatic Muslim music videos; and Rev. Dr. Patrick Keen of Bethlehem Lutheran Church read a portion of the Christian author C.S. Lewis’, “Screwtape Letters.”  Refreshments and fellowship followed.   The Festival of Abraham is an annual gathering sponsored by the Interfaith Communications International in New Orleans.

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