And in You all Nations will be Blessed
And in You all Nations will be Blessed

The LORD said to Abram, “Leave your land, your relatives, and your father's home. Go to the land that I will show you. I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing to all nations.” GEN 12:1-2  We are all Abraham's descendants. Jews, Christians and Muslims bring with them, together with their unique birthrights from the Father of the great Western Faiths, the longstanding, seminal sibling rivalries that run through the lines and life of Abraham's family. And yet for all our differences, each of our three faiths believes in a God who is known and manifest to us as Divinely revealed. Mystic, martyr, messenger of the Good News, our seeds come from the fertile ground of the first man to understand God's eclipsing, encompassing oneness. Jews and Christians live their lives in accordance to the Hebrew Scriptures and the Gospel of Jesus Christ; Muslims live according to the five pillars of Islam and the word of Allah, which came through their last and final prophet, Muhammud. All of us though with different trajectories, revolve around the briilliant light that is One God. There is no God but God, and blessed is [s]HE who comes in the name of God.

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Roz Dimon

PALE MALE: A PilgrimageRoz Dimon’s work at the Shelter Island Exhibit, Shelter Island Historical Society Barn: Dimon’s “PALE MALE: A Pilgrimage” was recently acquired by the 9/11 Memorial Museum for its permanent collection.

Beth Grossman

Beth Grossman talk“They can try to destroy intellectual life in Iraq and we will keep making and sending more books.” Beth Grossman talks about collaboration with Iraqi friends on the book for the “Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here" at the International Print Center New York. The exhibit of 280 artists’ responses to the 2007 car bombing of the booksellers street in Baghdad are on view at 5 venues in New York.
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Ruh al'Alam

Thuluth script verseApplying a traditional Thuluth script verse. Placed above a mihrab in a small mosque in East London.

Michael Carter Lamb

michael carter lambMICHAEL CARTER contributes an exclusive original; collaborative work with founder Deborah Rise Mrantz. Ahava/Love will be available as supra-high quality Giclee repro on canvas, as the newest fine art addition to GUILDWORKS iABRAHAM la Bodega digital storefront!

Erling Hope

erling hopeThis past fall, Guildworks artist ERLING HOPE was part of a team created by Temple Adas Israel to re-envision the festival of Sukkot as a community-wide Jewish Harvest Festival. Erling Hope re-designed their sukkah.

Lil Copan

lil copanMark One of quadriptych The Four Evangelists project by Guildworks artist Lil Copan. Read more here

Trinity Band

trinityFelicidades! Trinity Band wins the Silver Dove Award (NL’s equivalent to the Dove Awards) for best album of 2012 for their album Que Mas. Purchase their specially signed first press CDs to benefit the homeless here

Living Waters

The priestly vocation is characterized by [human] reconciliation and healing which testifies to the presence of the kingdom of God even in the midst of a broken world, a world governed by powers and principalities that deny the world its eucharistic identity. But it is a world in which God is "making everything new"(REV 21:5).  A sacramental worldview brings to the fore the importance of the priestly vocation, a vocation not limited to the clergy but intended for all members of the church, for [humanity's] destiny is to be a kingdom of priests (EX 19:6). Humanity has a unique responsibility in this sacramental world which is underwritten, sustained, made visible and mediated by the church, sacramental reality of the world. This responsibility is first and foremost a priestly role, established through Christ's fulfillment of the priestly role given to Adam. …The clergy as set apart from the laity are so set apart only to reveal the priestly role (1PET 2:9) of all those baptized into the body of Christ.  Siedell, D

PARTNER ORGS- MINISTRIES

Partner Orgs and MinistriesLOGOS GUILDWORKS collaborates with partner organizations and ministries of philosophically and spiritually companion pastoral directions, encouraging exchange in (Abrahamic) faith-based ministry and collaborating in projects of shared substantive theological-ecclesial ecumenism. In partnering with various religious, secular-civic, theological and interfaith organizations, LOGOS GUILDWORKS seeks to inform and encourage transformative religious experience–through collaborations with arts-worship communities, and monasteries or retreats with emphasis in spiritual formation and contemplative life. As these venues manifest through partnerships and urban explorations of living into Hebrew bible and Christian Gospels from revitalized and resonant spheres, LOGOS GUILDWORKS enjoins congregants and communities, religious and lay people to vitally pursuing focused lives of fully lived faith.

Welcome to GUILDWORKS™ interfaith community! A revolutionary new ministry in Divine word and holy spirit. GUILDWORKS™ Ministries' genesis is the culmination of inspired hands and hearts and souls–over four years. Building, articulating, stewarding God's word we hope GUILDWORKS™ continues to be blessed by fruits of the Spirit. LOGOS GUILDWORKS MINISTRIES is an ecumenical enterprise founded in 2007 in Santa Fe New Mexico. A modern Abrahamic interfaith initiative fusing Design and arts-ministry, faith-formation and Fellowships, online pastoral-care conversations in contemporary paradigms re-envisioning God’s word. GUILDWORKS™ encourages all Abrahamic family to covenantally common ground, partnering the passion of the first Evangelists with new Chassidic Judaism's joyful witness–relevantly and generatively living in authentic architectures of Abrahamic faith.

We'll continue bringing GUILDWORKS™ fully online as we gear-up to launch our partner iABRAHAM™ not-for-prophet hospitality–A collaboration of faith-based designers, artisans and trades professionals creating Design and FineArts, faith-informed Fashion and missional worldMusic, coolly expressive GEARfor the Urban grind and hipster help for New York City's homeless. Connect to GUILDWORKS™ through web-based conversations or adventure into iABRAHAM™ Urbanware; Interact via our youTube channel with GUILDWORKS™ diverse dimensions and online .comMunity in faith-formation, fellowships and pastoral care chaplaincies radically revisioning Divine work in the world.

 
 
 
 
 
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TYPECAST FILMS :: ARAB FILM DISTRIBUTION

TYPECAST FILMS ::  ARAB FILM DISTRIBUTION

Typecast Films :: Arab Film Distribution online

Arts Statement

When AFD began "spreading the word" about Arab Cinema, we had only five films in our library - the titles we acquired after the first ever Arab Film Festival at the 1990 Goodwill Arts Games in Seattle. The charm of these films seduced the audience and highlighted a profound enthusiasm for Arab Cinema.

Our distribution project began soon after that as an effort to maintain a permanent flow of Arab films - our version of a year round "Arab Film Festival". Since then, AFD has provided American and Canadian theaters, universities, colleges, museums and media centers with many Arab films of high artistic and educational value. Our business has grown slowly and appreciation for Arab films steadily.

Nacer Khemir

Nacer Khemir

Nacer Khemir online

Media French Tunesian Filmmaker, Poet, Sculptor, Performing Artist

Mohamed Al-Nasir Al-Khumeir

Artist Bio

Nacer Khemir (Mohamed Al-Nasir Al-Khumeir) is a world-renowned Tunisian film director and writer working with themes in classical Arabic culture and Sufi mysticism. Based in Paris and working internationally, his explorations of narrative, the spiritual/life journey, and the desert relate a wide-reaching hospitable understanding of Arab culture and Islam. Quoting the famous Sufi Ibn Arabi, Nacer Khemir has said: "My heart can be pasture for deer and a convent for monks, a temple for idols and a Kaaba for the pilgrims. It is both the tables of the Torah and the Koran. It professes the religion of Love wherever its caravans are heading. Love is my law. Love is my faith." Nacer Khemir has won numerous awards for his films, including The Lost Dove’s Necklace, Bab’Aziz, The Wanderers of the Desert.

SHMOUEL HALIMI (SHMOOLIK)

SHMOUEL HALIMI (SHMOOLIK)

Shmoolik online

Shmoo store

website

Media Music, Visual Art

Bio

Shmoo is a critically acclaimed creative artist and art director from Paris. New York-taught and now based out of Jerusalem, he uses photography, typography and vectors as a way of collecting material to realize powerful ads, posters and visual art.

ISMAËL FERROUKHI

ISMAËL FERROUKHI

Ismaël Ferroukhi online

Media French Filmmaker

Artist Bio

Ismaël Ferroukhi is a firmly established French-Morrocan film director and writer. Winner of the Kodak Prize of the 1993 Cannes Film Festival and Lion of the Future “Luigi De Laurentiis” Award for First Feature Film at the Venice Film Festival for Le Grand Voyage. More recently Ferroukhi has directed the film Free Men, based on a Paris Mosque in World War II that became a hiding place for Jews.

RIGHTEOUS B | DIRTY VAGABOND MINISTRIES Bob Lesnefsky

RIGHTEOUS B | DIRTY VAGABOND MINISTRIES   Bob Lesnefsky

RIGHTEOUS B online

Media Music Rap, Hip-Hop

Bio/Artist Statement

Bob Lesnefsky is a pre-eminent Catholic MC and sought-after performance homilist. Together with his Rap as Righteous B, he serves as president of Dirty Vagabond Ministries–with over 10 years of hands-on experience in youth ministry, and as a (youth) minister in both Urban and Suburban churches. Bob is currently an active Christian Hip Hop artist and speaker traveling to over 100 venues a year, using rap music as part of transforming culture and utilizing its outreach to touch people of all ages and denominations, in all walks of life.

Christian Guémy

Christian Guémy

Christian Guémy online

Media Graffiti Artist

Bio/Artist Statement

I am Catholic; I paint faces of religious people from all over the world without making distinctions of culture, ethnicity or education. For a portraitist mysticism is the gathering of all mankind behind painted faces–emotion brought by any human face–being the most direct and most genuine proof of the importance of any life, any identity and any soul. As a Catholic I see beauty in every human visage–particularly society's neglected minorities, homeless, marginalized and trivialized as the most beautiful of God's creations, in whom Christ lives; my street portraiture aims always to show their dignity embodying compassion as a testament to God's equal love for all human beings.www.flickr.com/photos/c215/show/

Ruh al'Alam

Ruh al'Alam

Ruh al-'Alam online

Media Design

Bio

Ruh al-'Alam is the founding artist of Visual Dhikr, and the founding partner of design studio Make Me Believe. Born in London of Bangladeshi origin, Ruh al-'Alam is a young graduate in illustration and graphic design, from Central Saint Martins. He works in a variety of mediums including illustration, film, audio, interactivity and photography, and newly in sculpture and digital interactive work. Ruh's work uses his own Arabic scripts with a contemporary digital graphic design influence; Core areas of his work are Calligraphy–modern but in keeping with traditional script work; Paintings based on his calligraphic works; Interactive work for presentations and online presence; Art installations integrating sound and imagery. The work is often displayed as oil/acrylic paintings, art prints, screen prints or projections. Ruh founded Visual Dhikr in 2003, concentrating on the spiritual element in remembrance of God and contemplation of His Creation, concepts appearing often as threads throughout his work. Ruh al-'Alam has also founded and currently runs his own collaborative design studio, Make Me Believe from London.

Jim LePage

Jim LePage

Jim LePage online

Media Design, Visual Arts

Bio

Jim LePage is an artist and graphic designer in Bellingham, WA, working as Senior Designer with Logos Bible Software, as well as having his own graphic design business. He has an ongoing project, Word, creating original designs based on each book of the Bible. LePage is also co-creator and curator of Old & New, a collaborative design project based on passages in the Bible.