FAITHS IN TUNE brings together hundreds of people for all-day Interfaith Music Festivals that have been taking place annually in London since 2012 and Berlin since 2016. FAITHS IN TUNE's Interfaith Music Festivals combine stage programmes, where artists from a variety of faith and interfaith backgrounds would perform their music and dance on one stage, with interfaith fairs, panel talks, interfaith music workshops and exhibitions.
FAITHS IN TUNE seeks to build bridges between people of different cultural and faith backgrounds through the comparatively non-political and easily accessible medium of music. By providing an accessible and safe space at its Interfaith Music Festivals where people can experience and share music from different faith and interfaith backgrounds, and exchange and engage in peaceful dialogue with each other, FAITHS IN TUNE enables festival participants to build cross-faith relations, and helps them to reduce their ignorance and fear of other faiths.
Founded in 2011 by politics student at the time Anja Fahlenkamp at SOAS, University of London, and originally intended as a one-off event for the benefit of the local students, the festival has since not only continued to take place annually in London - from 2012 to 2015 at SOAS and since 2016 at the prestigeous British Museum - but has moreover grown to become an international organisation and movement which now also organises Interfaith Music Festivals in Berlin (since 2016) and New York (forthcoming in 2017) and inspires leaders, interfaith activists and youth around the world.
FAITHS IN TUNE Director Anja Fahlenkamp has received several awards and recognitions for her work, including the SOAS Director's Prize. She has been invited to multiple international conferences, including the President's Interfaith and Communitiy Service Challenge Conference at the White House in Washington, DC, USA and the ACWAY International Leadership Forum at ISESCO in Rabat, Morocco and is an Ariane de Rothschild Fellow and a member of the international interfaith youth leadership network ACWAY.
FAITHS IN TUNE is a social, non-commercial initiative presented by
COEXIST Music & Events e.Kfr., a registered social enterprise in Berlin, Germany.
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