Prayer Station Invitation: House Concert with Katharine Key on Oct 12

Dear friends,

At the most recent Interfaith Prayer Station, several representatives of the Catholic, Protestant, Muslim and Baha’i communities reflected on how worshiping God binds us together regardless of our religious backgrounds. We also listened to inspired poetry highlighting the powerful experience of pilgrimage to the holy sites of Islam and compared that to other religious experiences.

Next Monday, October 12, Katharine Key is going to mix things up a bit with a musical introduction to grassroots service activities conducted by Baha’is around the world for the spiritual enrichment of their local communities.  Katharine will be playing a mostly acoustic set of her own compositions and a few covers related to study circles, devotional gatherings, children’s classes, junior youth groups, and social and economic development projects.

Thousands upon thousands, embracing the diversity of the entire human family, are engaged in systematic study of the Creative Word in an environment that is at once serious and uplifting. … Responding to the inmost longing of every heart to commune with its Maker, they carry out acts of collective worship in diverse settings, uniting with others in prayer, awakening spiritual susceptibilities, and shaping a pattern of life distinguished for its devotional character. … Aware of the aspirations of the children of the world and their need for spiritual education, they extend their efforts widely to involve ever-growing contingents of participants in classes that become centres of attraction for the young… They assist junior youth to navigate through a crucial stage of their lives and to become empowered to direct their energies toward the advancement of civilization. And with the advantage of a greater abundance of human resources, an increasing number of them are able to express their faith through a rising tide of endeavours that address the needs of humanity in both their spiritual and material dimensions.
The Universal House of Justice, April 2008

Katharine Key is a Baha’i singer/songwriter living in Washington, DC.  These days she mostly focuses her musical endeavors on service; as ‘Abdu’l-Baha has said, “Music is an important means to the education and development of humanity.”  Her original songs include flavors of jazz, folk, emo, rock, trance/groove, blues, and even salsa.  When not performing her own compositions, she can mostly be heard singing jazz standards or covers of obscure (or popular) 80s songs.  You can reach Katharine Key on the web at http://www.justkat.com and http://myspace.com/justkatmusic.  Her CD, “Intone” and MP3s are available at http://www.earbuzz.com/katharinekey.

We’ll start at 7:30 pm with light refreshments followed at 8 pm by Katharine Key‘s concert. We’ll conclude with tea and cake.

We’ll also say prayers for anyone in need, so if you can’t join us and would like to request prayers please contact me.

2 Responses to “Prayer Station Invitation: House Concert with Katharine Key on Oct 12

  • I stumbled onto your blog while looking for a quotation from Abdu’l-Baha.
    It is wonderful to see your efforts and people coming together through the Interfaith Devotional. I wonder if it is possible to record this upcoming devotional to the web so that people far away can participate in it too (I am in Madagascar).

    Best wishes,

    Shahbaz

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