We offer the following websites and resources to further explore topics from the film. Scroll down or jump to sections based on the links below.
Explore: Travel to Fes
Explore: World Music
Explore: Interfaith Dialogue
Explore: Faith Traditions and World Religions
Explore: The Soul of Globalization
Explore: Meditation in Different Faith Traditions
Explore: Direct, Personal Experience
Travel to the Fes Festival
Fes Festival Official Website
Imagine Adventures: Fes Festival of World Sacred Music Tour
(mention SOUND OF THE SOUL for discount!)
Link TV World Music
National Geographic World Music
NPR World Music
Putumayo World Music Label
Global Rhythm Podcast THE GLOBAL BEAT
United Religions Initiative
The heart of United Religions Initiative is the global network of locally organized "Cooperation Circles." Cooperation Circles serve a myriad of purposes, including: to share stories and perspectives from different faith traditions; to foster local peacebuilding; to offer humanitarian relief; to organize an interfaith music festival; to offer hospice counseling; to develop educational programs; and to create opportunities for intercultural encounter and interfaith reflection. There are currently 398 Cooperation Circles in 67 countries, and over 100 religions. http://www.uri.org/Creating_CCs.html
Fellowship of Reconciliation
FOR highlights programs which send activists to countries around the world to build friendship and solidarity in regions of political conflict. They also provide a daily-updated blog with information about peace and justice activism (www.FORpeace.net).
Interfaith Youth Core
If you're interested in resources for youth, IFYC trains students to lead dialogues and major service events.
IFYC Student's Guide to Hosting a Different Kind of Conversation About Religion:
American Society for Muslim Advancement
The ASMA Society is an Islamic cultural and educational organization dedicated to fostering an American-Muslim identity and building bridges between American Muslims and the American public. Exploring this website will lead you to fascinating resources on Islam in America — whether it's a Newsweek article, video clip, lecture event, or comic book series.
Religions for Peace
Religions for Peace is the USA chapter of Religions for Peace - International, the world's largest representative interreligious organization. They just published "InterActive Faith: The Essential Interreligious Community-Building Handbook." You can also find a great list of additional books, radio programs, and organizations addressing interfaith issues here: http://www.rfpusa.org/interactivefaith/resources/index.html
Members pay a $35 annual fee to be "seated at a Table” of up to eight members with different religious, spiritual and/or philosophical beliefs.
Faith Traditions and World Religions
Harvard's Pluralism Project
Harvard's website is full of information and resources to explore the many religious traditions of America, including profiles of the local temples, churches and mosques where communities gather.
An independent public radio show providing discussion on key public issues through the lenses of many faith perspectives. They explore traditions and viewpoints in the United States, Canada, and around the world.
American Public Media's "Speaking of Faith" Radio Program
The Soul of Globalization
The Spirit of Fes
The Spirit of Fès is a New York-based nonprofit connected to the official Fes Festival in Morocco. The Spirit of Fes hosts tours of musicians around the US, as well as other dialogue events, similar to the globalization colloquium in Fes.
Journal of Globalization for the Common Good
An online magazine published bi-annually (spring and fall) by the Center for Global Studies, and each issue focuses on a particular theme, topic, or region of the world. From their website: "We view the problem and challenge of globalisation not only from an economic point of view, but also from ethical, spiritual and theological perspectives."
Katherine Marshall: "Spiritual Values and the Economy" (AOL Video)
Katherine Marshall worked for the World Bank for over 30 years, and has served often as a moderator at the globalization colloquium at Fes. In this video, from 2006, she recaps the forum speeches on the intersection of spirituality and economy in a globalized world.
Meditation in Different Faith Traditions
BBC: Prayer in Islam
BBC: Worship in Christianity
BBC: Meditation in Hinduism
BBC: Meditation in Buddhism
BBC: Meditation in Judaism
For additional BBC RELIGION articles:
Direct, Personal Experience
This Belief.Net site offers a "multi-faith selection of meditations" you can try yourself. You'll also find audio tracks or videos to lead the exercises.
Meditation on Compassion
This link provides a meditation exercise to help you cultivate compassion. These and other featured meditations were created by Jack Kornfield, PhD, who has taught meditation internationally since 1974. He has been one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West.