Visiting the Daughters of St. Paul

Daniel was able to visit the Daughters of St. Paul who are long time friends of Portraits in Faith.  Twenty years ago Daniel made portraits and interviewed three of the sisters in the Rome motherhouse: Sister M. Letizia Panzetti, Sister Bernadette Reis, and Sister Natalia Maccari. The association with the Daughters of St. Paul started […]

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Seeing The Other Workshop at Indian Hill Church in Cincinnati

A beautiful “Sacred Listening” workshop was held on Sunday, January 28, 2024 at a very unique church in Cincinnati:  Indian Hill Church which is one of very few congregations to be dual denomination—both Episcopal and Presbyterian, complete with two different clergy that alternate leading Sunday worship.  So they are truly wired for overcoming differences on […]

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The Laboratory School of The University of Chicago

Portraits in Faith went for a 2nd year to The Laboratory Schools of The University of Chicago.  Our curator, Gina Alicea, invited PIF to The Lab School last year for our first exhibition, “Seeing The Other” in the Corvus Gallery.  World Religion High School teacher, Holly Johnston, invited Daniel Epstein to share the PIF project […]

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Mishkan Chicago High Holidays

Congregation Mishkan Chicago and Rabbi Lizzi Heydemann chose to feature 60 of our PIF portraits and our photographic meditation during this year’s Rosh Hashanah services. During the Musaf Amida (part of the additional service on holy days), Rabbi Lizzi shared the meditation as an alternative to the text. It was beautiful to see our portraits […]

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Euphrates Group Presentation

The Euphrates Group invited Daniel Epstein to present Portraits in Faith on October 4, 2023. Euphrates is a remarkable organization devoted to helping “grassroots global citizens become peacebuilders who partner, advocate, and deeply connect with and for each other.” They hold a series of “inspired conversations with global peacemakers” and Portraits in Faith was the […]

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Cityside Center for Spiritual Living Chicago

Gina Alicea and Daniel Epstein were invited to present Portraits in Faith and “Seeing The Other” at the Cityside Center for Spiritual Living in Chicago on September 24th, 2023. Gina first gave a sermon on “Cultivating Meaningful Connections” leveraging the work of Brene Brown. Daniel then presented the Portraits in Faith project with a focus […]

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California State University Fullerton Sociology of Religion Class

Portraits in Faith was invited to present to the Sociology of Religions class at California State University Fullerton on September 28, 2023. Jessica Spence Moss is the Lecturer who met Daniel Epstein at the Parliament of the World Religions in Chicago and was excited to share our content as part of her curriculum. Daniel shared […]

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Celebrating PIF’s 4th Parliament of the World’s Religions

Portraits in Faith was excited to be part of its fourth Parliament of the World’s Religions recently in Chicago. This year, PIF partnered with the Charter for Compassion in creating a contemplative space at the parliament for heart, head, body, and soul. Each of these four spaces was a large 20 foot diameter yurt decorated […]

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Speak Magazine Feature

Daniel Epstein, founder and photographer for Portraits in Faith, was featured in SPEAK Magazine in their September issue.  In the article, Daniel speaks about the personal transformation he experienced as he worked on Portraits in Faith.  The article also talks about the work of Gina Alicea as Curator of the Seeing The Other exhibition which […]

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Portraits in Faith Fundraiser — Bat Ella Concert

April 29, 2023, Portraits in Faith held a special fundraiser with Israeli performing artist, Bat Ella Birnbaum and Nitzan Birnbaum Portraits in Faith held an amazing fundraiser to enable the ongoing production of interviews as well as the new Seeing The Other exhibition and educational program.  Forty-five people attended the sold-out event.  The highlight of […]

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Sacred Listening Workshop for Centers for Spiritual Living Cultural Coast

    Daniel Epstein & Gina Alicea presented the Portraits in Faith project and Sacred Listening workshop to the Center for Spiritual Living Cultural Coast in Sarasota, Florida, on March 12, 2023.  Gina delivered the sermon that morning on the topic of “Authentically Divine,” and then the Sacred Listening Workshop was held after the service.  […]

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SEEING THE OTHER EXHIBITION AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

    Gina Alicea, Corvus Gallery Director, first encountered Daniel Epstein’s work through the Portraits in Faith website and book.  She was immediately inspired to bring this artwork to the children in the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools to enable deep engagement in the concept of “the other” for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion week in […]

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PIF FEATURED ON KTRB THE MENTORS RADIO SHOW

SATURDAY FEBUARY THE 11TH, 2023 ON THE MENTORS RADIO SHOW: The Unhappiness That Comes From Never Having Enough. “Portraits in Faith” author and top behavioral marketer, Daniel Epstein, joins me to discuss his personal journey of being known as a man who was not happy about much to a life of understanding, gratitude, and service. […]

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PIF In the Religion News Service

The Portraits In Faith “Seeing the Other,” exhibit at the Chicago Laboratory Schools has been covered by Religion News Service. An exhibition envisioned, curated, and installed by Gina Alicea, Corvus Gallery Director. (RNS) — A chance encounter with a church janitor helped change the course of Daniel Epstein’s life. A selection of his portraits is […]

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PIF “Seeing The Other” WEBZ Radio Interview & University of Chicago Laboratory Schools Exhibit January-March, 2023

Chicago public radio WBEZ aired an interview with Portraits in Faith founder, Daniel Epstein, on Thursday, December 29th in advance of the exhibition of PIF photography at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools January-March, 2023 The photography is being presented under the title “Seeing The Other:  Sacred Portraits & Listening.”  Daniel will be working with students […]

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PIF conducted its third “Sacred Listening Workshop”

Organized by interfaith spiritual leader, Chava Gal-Or based out of Houston, Texas. Portraits in Faith conducted its third “Sacred Listening Workshop” recently, this time being our first pilot of the workshop virtually.  Organized by interfaith spiritual leader, Chava Gal-Or based out of Houston, Texas, 12 people participated over two Sunday night sessions.   Chava had this […]

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PIF featured at the Cincinnati Festival of Faiths

Sunday, where I had a PIF table at the in-person event at the Cintas Center on Xavier University campus Portraits in Faith founder, Daniel Epstein, was invited to present the PIF project at the annual Cincinnati Festival of Faiths.  Daniel presented the content in an exclusive virtual session on Thursday, August 4, 2022, as part of the week-long celebration […]

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SACRED LISTENING WORKSHOP in CHARLESTON, SC

The Charleston Interfaith Coalition hosted a 3 hour Sacred Listening Workshop facilitated by Daniel Epstein on Sunday, July 31st, 2022. The Charleston Interfaith Coalition hosted a 3 hour Sacred Listening Workshop facilitated by Daniel Epstein on Sunday, July 31st, 2022.   The workshop took place in the Pauline Books & Media Center in downtown Charleston […]

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Portraits in Faith presented to New Thought Unity Church

Daniel Epstein presented the Portraits in Faith project and conducted our first “Sacred Listening” workshop on June 26, 2022 at the New Thought Unity Church in East Walnut Hills Cincinnati, Ohio.  During the Sunday morning church service, Daniel shared the PIF Photographic Meditation and video clips from around the world.  Then after the church service, […]

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PIF Featured at The Interfaith Center at Miami University

The Interfaith Center at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio hosted PIF founder Daniel for an hour-long discussion about Portraits in Faith. In this session, Daniel discussed the origin story and history of Portraits in Faith, as well as the practice of sacred listening. The Interfaith Center is a safe, welcoming interfaith space inviting our local, and […]

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