(AKA Dances of Universal Peace)
at the Twin Cities Friends Meeting House
- Dances of Universal Peace - https://dancesofuniversalpeacena.org/
- And the universalist Sufi order from which they sprung: Sufi Ruhaniat International - https://www.ruhaniat.org/inde.../aboutsri/about-the-ruhaniat
The mystical side of Islam is often what this word refers to, but in the universalist lineage which birthed the Dances, we find a different meaning:
"The Sufi movement is a group of people, belonging to different religions, who have not left their religions but have learned to understand them better; and their love is in life, as the love for God and humanity, instead of for a particular sect.
The principle work that the Sufi movement has to accomplish is to bring about a better understanding between East and West and between the nations and races of this world. And the note that the Sufi message is striking at the present time is the note which sounds the divinity of the human soul – to make human beings recognize the divinity in the human soul."
"There is one Holy Book, the sacred manuscript of nature, which truly enlightens all readers." -Hazrat Inayat Khan
(Our local hub for both the Ruhaniat and Nur Ashki Jerrahi Sufi orders)