Interfaith project continues with program on poet Rumi

The work of the poet Rumi is the focus of the next event in the interfaith series inspired by the recent St. Louis premiere of the Beryl Korot and Steve Reich multimedia composition, “The Cave.”

Scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 16 at Ladue Chapel Presbyterian Church, 9450 Clayton Road, “The Poet Rumi: Love Is The Bridge” will include readings, music, storytelling and conversation. As with other programming in The Cave Project, the evening is designed to raise awareness, knowledge and understanding among those of different faiths.

The works of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a Persian poet and Sufi master born 807 years ago in 1207 and better known as Rumi, have sold millions of copies in recent years. Rumi’s message is one of a call for love, humanity and peace. 

The event is a part of the continuing series that included the local premiere of “The Cave,” which tells the story of the origins of the three major Abrahamic faiths — Islam, Christianity and Judaism — through music, song and interviews. Brought to St. Louis by Arts & Faith St. Louis, the unique composition is named for the storied burial place of Abraham and Sarah. 

“The Poet Rumi: Love is the Bridge” is sponsored by Ladue Chapel Presbyterian Church Adult Education, in collaboration with The Cave Project and Arts & Faith St. Louis. Admission is free, but RSVPs are requested by contacting Emily Holman at [email protected] or by calling 314-993-4771, ext. 3109. RSVPs requested by  Friday, May 9.