Celebration of Interfaith Music

by keyvan


Celebration of Interfaith Music II

There are many names we call God, and many ways to sing praises, and all of them are BEAUTIFUL! Music from the Buddhist, Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Sikh, Native American, New Thought, Wiccan, and African Tradition are presented in concert, featuring the Ja Amen African Drum Ensemble, Santar Persian mystical music ensemble, Cantor Paul Buch, Sacred and Sassy, the Universalist Unitarian Church Choir, and the Cast of San Bernardino Valley College’s production of GODSPELL and more! Join us in song and prayers for Peace on our Planet!

Thursday, September 30,       7:00 P.M.

Monte Vista Universalist Unitarian Church
9185 Monte Vista Ave.
Montclair, CA 91763


Music is considered to be the ladder of the soul in Bahá’u’lláh’s Revelation and is highly regarded. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, the son of Bahá’u’lláh and the center of His Covenant explains: Bahá’u’lláh, in this glorious period has revealed in Holy Tablets that singing and music are the spiritual food of the hearts and souls. In this dispensation, music is one of the arts that is highly approved and is considered to be the cause of the exaltation of sad and desponding hearts

Once again the ensemble SANTAR is invited to perform tonight at the Interfaith concert at the Monte Vista Universalist Unitarian Church.

SANTAR will be performing in honor of the seven former Baha’i administrators, YARAN, now sentenced to ten years of prison, and the whole dire situation of human rights in Iran.
As unfortunate and devastating as it was, the 911 has also awakened many people and moved the global consciousness from being indifferent, to realizing that religion is one of the pillars of  power for good or bad. Instead of pretending it does not matter, more people are now taking an active role to make sure religion is a power for harmony and understanding and much less for the dichotomous approach of who is right and who is wrong or who goes to hell or to heaven.

Music is a powerful mover and shaker of human emotions and motivation. Music like religion can be used to do good and elevate human soul and spirit and it also can move us to do bad and sink into dark corners of lower self and be hijacked by its many appetites. Bringing together the forces of religion and music for the good of all is a refreshing enterprise.

We congratulate SANTAR for its contribution to the use of music for doing good and especially in defense of human  rights in Iran

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