We are proud to report that in 2020 you all, our community of support, spent over 988,633 minutes watching Portraits in Faith on YouTube. You also viewed our videos over 70,000 times last year, and 704 more of you became subscribers. Portraits in Faith has always been about connection. What started with me connecting […]
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Now more than ever, we at Portraits in Faith recognize the need for comfort, healing, and reflection. That is why we sponsored a 16-part virtual concert series that stretched from March to July. We heard from Jewish, Muslim, Christian, Baha’i, indigenous performers, and many more of various traditions. The performances included singing, spoken word, poetry, […]
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A longtime friend of Portraits in Faith is Sister Bernadette Reis, who lives in Rome with the Daughters of Saint Paul. She now works in the Vatican Press Office in charge of the English news service and she wrote this article that was published about our concert series. How wonderful for her to do this.
Our Founder, Daniel Epstein, presented Portraits In Faith to The International House of Ann Arbor (IHAA) at University of Michigan on November 16th, 2019. International House’s mission is to be a welcoming community for students and scholars of all nations, to provide residential and educational programs fostering understanding and respect for all cultures and spiritual […]
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We are proud to share that Portraits in Faith founder Daniel Epstein was recently interviewed for The Awakened Life Expo, where he shared on the vision of Portraits in Faith, and how his personal journey inspired the initiative. You can learn more and watch 50 interviews by getting your free ticket to join the online […]
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I am grateful that Portraits In Faith was just featured in Cross Currents, an academic journal article I was asked to write on the role of the aesthetic in interfaith work (or said another way, why portraits are an important part of this project). While it’s behind a paywall on their website, you can read […]
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Chin Chin Gutierrez, who was once featured in our Portraits in Faith series, has progressed in her journey and is now a fully consecrated nun! We wish to congratulate her on her success and would like to thank PEP for featuring us in their article. Please read their article on Chin Chin’s story on their […]
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Portraits in Faith was featured at the Parliament of World Religions, which took place last week in in Toronto, and was visited by thousands of people! Not only did we do our first installation for a public event (titled “Photographic Meditation”), but, founder Daniel Epstein and producer Laura Friedmann did a live demonstration of the […]
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Portraits in Faith is proud to announce that we will be presented at the Parliament of World’s Religions this Fall in Toronto. The Parliament of World’s Religion is a global event in which faith and belief leaders convene to promote understanding, peace, and collaboration. Portraits in Faith, represented by founder Daniel Epstein and producer/editor Laura […]
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The wonderful Tajči Cameron, whose moving portrait is the most recent Portrait of the Week, spoke with Daniel on her show “Waking Up In America” about his journey of creating Portraits in Faith, and how the project has taken on greater purpose since its inception. Tajči says of PIF: “I went and watched the videos, these beautiful […]
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Last week, Daniel was featured in a post by Baha’i Blog, which curates weekly content for all things Baha’i. In an interview with the editor, Daniel shares the story of how he first started his journey with Portraits in Faith and the life of its own that the project has taken. In the interview, Daniel describes […]
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The March 2015 issue of The Interfaith Observer, “Interfaith and the Arts,” features a piece written by Daniel about Portraits in Faith. It describes his journey of faith (still in progress!), and the profound impact that the people he has interviewed as part of this project have had on his wellbeing and his spirituality. In the […]
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Many thanks to Canadian Interfaith Conversation, who listed Portraits in Faith as a resource to “support and facilitate interfaith conversation” on their new website! We are honored to be considered such a resource, and to be able to support the work of CIC in their efforts to advocate for religion in a pluralistic society and […]
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Every week, the National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES) publishes a weekly meditation, written by the Rev. Daniel R. Heischman, Executive Director of the organization. For the week of September 2nd, the meditation featured Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, former Primate of the Anglican Church in Canada and the subject of a Portrait of the Week in […]
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It’s time to celebrate the one year anniversary of the launch of Portraits In Faith! 47 portraits have been published. 21,444 views on YouTube for an average viewing time of 6.6 minutes (roughly 102 days of viewing!) 22,263 hits on the PIF Website 7129 fans, followers, and subscribers Portraits In Faith is about acknowledging and […]
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Dear Friends of Portraits In Faith, I wanted to share an article about Portraits In Faith just published in ORIGAMI, an Asian-Canadian online news journal. The article is entitled “A Return To Faith” and you can read it here. It’s a wonderful view of Portraits in Faith’s mission and how I came to start this project.
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Speaking and performing professionally since 1999, Lady Khadija is an arts activist, poet, and youth advocate, able to connect with individuals from all walks of life. She performed her moving Sufi Muslim spoken word and song at the Portraits in Faith launch event.
Composer Bonia Shur was a major musical force in the Reform Jewish movement in America, and sadly passed away last year. His work inspired us at the Portraits in Faith Launch, sung by the Maestra Chorale.