2019 Festival of Faiths
“Sacred Cosmos: Faith and Science”


The 24th festival explores the wisdom present at the intersection of faith and science. A diverse lineup of speakers and artists examine ancient and modern questions at the heart of human existence, investigate the space where reason and revelation co-exist, and engage with contemporary topics of concern through the teachings of enduring faith traditions.




Gerardo Abboud
Bob Boisture
Cynthia Bourgeault
Alice Chen
Richard Davidson
Carolyn Finney
Mingtong Gu
Toby Herzlich
J Hoard
Dr. Marium Husain
Katie Jones
Kenneth Kimmell
Woman Stands Shining
Lisa Miller
Dr. Vivek H. Murthy
Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel
Clifford Saron
Katharine Jefferts Schori
Rabbi Dr. Nadia Siritsky
Ben Sollee
Dr. Naweed Syed
Mary Evelyn Tucker
Dr. Jesse H. Wright


It is true that neither the ancient wisdoms nor the modern sciences are complete in themselves. They do not stand alone. They call for one another. Wisdom without science is unable to penetrate the full sapiential meaning of the created and the material cosmos. Science without wisdom leaves man enslaved to a world of unrelated objects in which there is no way of discovering (or creating) order and deep significance in man’s own pointless existence. 
-Thomas Merton