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Interfaith Friday: Kainat Felicia Norton and Muinuddin Charles Smith

Friday, August 14, 2020
02:00pm EDT

Location CHQ Assembly Video Platform

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Representing Sufism

Kainat Felicia Norton and Muinuddin Charles Smith are senior Sufi teachers, retreat guides, and interfaith ministers within the Inayati Sufi Order. Together they founded and facilitate the Light of Guidance Center for Sufi Studies in NYC (www.lightofguidance.org). They also facilitate the Ziraat activity, devoted to inner cultivation and sacred ecology, within the Inayati Order (www.ziraat.org).

Charles teaches leadership and sustainability studies at Hofstra University, and Felicia teaches at the United Nations International School. They are married and live in New York City.

Felicia has been touring the solo dance/theatre piece 'NOOR', depicting the life of Noor Inayat Khan, Sufi WW2 heroine, in London, Edinburgh, UK, France, and NYC. Most recently she performed 'NOOR' at Sarah Lawrence College.

Together Felicia and Charles co-authored the book, An Emerald Earth – Cultivating a Natural Spirituality and Serving Creative Beauty in Our World (www.anemeraldearth.org). This book offers basic practices, poetry, and wisdom teachings from the Sufi tradition. They travel and offer retreats and workshops throughout the US, Canada, and in Europe.

Felicia and Charles have being teaching in the Mystic Heart Program at Chautauqua for 20 years.

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