You've seen their work featured on Button Poetry, SlamFind, All Def Poetry, CNN, the BBC, and NPR among other esteemed media outlets!
Forget everything you think you know about slam poetry, religious musings & sermons - this group takes the stage with diverse lyric monologues that have a simple goal, to share their lived experiences and promote unity-in-diversity. The Interfaith Poets are an ever-evolving collective of artists hailing from all over the US and UK and of various spiritual backgrounds. They are a rotating group of performers that explore their spiritual identities through spoken word.
This collective is comprised of professionals who engage in work beyond poetry; youth workers, a pro bono foreclosure lawyer, a public health researcher, educators, an international accountant, photographers, violence prevention activists, trauma advocates, health and science researchers, a bereavement counselor, a Christian pastor, a Jewish rapper, a Baha'i musician, a Hindu rhyme-slayer, a Catholic-Tibetan-Buddhist new-media installation artist, and so much more!
45min panel discussions or talks
1hr or 2hr writing and/or performance workshops
1hr or 2hr workshops for leaders who wish to incorporate the arts in their faith-based community studies.
We can accommodate custom requests for multiple performances or workshops per appearance.
Please ask about our discounted rates for block booking (multiple organizations, schools, etc).
Topics & Themes
INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
Intersections: faith, art, politics, and protest!
Intersections: generational trauma, healing, and faith!
Intersections: faith, race, gender, and social class!
Why make art that explores, talks about, or responds to faith?
Art as a form of prayer?
How to use art to ignite your own spirituality and community dialog.
How can interfaith art create more unity and understanding between various faith/spiritual communities?
The power of asking questions and questioning faith!