ABOUT US

OUR BELIEFS


  • The arts have a unique power to inspire thoughtful discussion among diverse audiences, to bring people together, and to bridge divides through shared experiences.
  • There are issues that would benefit from considered collaboration between the arts and the faith community.
  • There is no other organized, ongoing activity elsewhere in our community with this focus.
  • This process of collaboration will build on the St. Louis community's traditions of strong interfaith and inter-group collaboration, mutual respect among diverse groups, and civility in public discourse.


OUR HISTORY


Arts & Faith St. Louis began on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 with an interfaith commemoration in music at The Sheldon Concert Hall. The concert, which has become an annual event, has been presented to capacity audiences each year. Headlined by renowned soprano Christine Brewer and other acclaimed local musicians, the event also showcases the performances of many diverse faith groups, providing attendees with a unique opportunity for reflection, unity, and peace. The concerts demonstrate the transformational power of a shared musical experience.


WHO WE ARE

Arts & Faith St. Louis is guided by a diverse group of leaders from arts organizations and faith communities.


THE ARTS & FAITH ST. LOUIS PLANNING COMMITTEE:


Carolyn Losos, Chair

Arts & Faith St. Louis


Batya Abramson-Goldstein

Jewish Community Relations Council


Rev. Christopher Collins, SJ

St. Louis University


Gretta Forrester

Arts & Faith St. Louis


Dr. Ghazala Hayat, MD

Islamic Foundation


Leslie Heberlie

Interfaith Partnership


Dieter Heinzl

Ladue Chapel


Frank Jacobs

Arts & Faith St. Louis


Rabbi Howard Kaplansky

Michael and Barbara Newmark Institute for Human Relations


Eugene Kornblum

Arts & Faith St. Louis


Mont Levy

Arts & Faith St. Louis


Dr. Billie Mayo

Baha'i Faith


Rev. Dr. David Mehl

Interfaith Partnership


Cileia Miranda-Yuen

Arts & Faith St. Louis


Timothy O’Leary

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis


F. Javier Orozco, OFS, PhD

Archdiocese of St. Louis


Rori Picker Neiss

Jewish Community Relations Council


Paul K. Reuter

Sheldon Concert Hall & Art Galleries


Rev. C. Jessel Strong

African Methodist Episcopal Church


Karen Hylton

St. Louis Public Schools


Michael McMillan

Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis



ADMINISTRATION


Paul Reuter, Administrative Coordination


Jennifer Kramer, Development Coordination


Quintin Reed, Concert Production and Community Engagement Coordination


Visintine & Ryan, Publicity Coordination


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