Kentucky Center for African American Heritage
1701 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.
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“Compassion can be put into practice if one recognizes the fact that every human being is a member of the human family, regardless of differences in religion, culture, color and creed.” Wise words from the Dalai Lama, who most definitely would dig the upcoming Festival of Faiths, which aims to celebrate religious diversity and promote unity. The theme of this year’s festival is compassion, a topic that will be explored through music, film, panel discussions, youth activities and more. Keynote speakers include Mayor Greg Fischer; the Rev. Joan Brown Campbell, co-author of the international Charter for Compassion; and Thomas Graham Jr., a former U.S. diplomat involved in international arms control and nuclear non-proliferation agreements. There also will be numerous interfaith programs, ranging from a Hindu fire ceremony to a showcase of gospel choirs. —Sarah Kelley