Monday, June 7, 2010

Artists’ Group Unites Faith and Creativity

Regular readers and friends know that I have long thought that faith and creativity are closely linked, so I read with interest this press release.


The Council of Interfaith Congregations of the United States announces the launch of the American Interfaith Artists' Group (AIAG). The non-profit association seeks members of all religious backgrounds interested in expressing their faith through creativity.

Rev. Tammy Monroe, an interfaith minister and AIAG director, said the faith-based group aims to share the artistic expression of the interfaith spiritual experience in varied forms. "Our intention is to educate the public about interfaith values and multi-faith spiritual expression while teaching about the world's religions and faith paths through art," Monroe said. National and local exhibits are scheduled throughout the year.

The AIAG accepts works from a variety of genres and mediums, including paintings, sculptures, multi-media and performance art.
The group currently has 50+ members of numerous faiths from Christianity and Islam to Buddhism throughout the United States and is accepting new applications. For more information and to sign up for the AIAG’s free online newsletter, visit or email


Dave King said...

Given the very close connection between faith and its expression through creativity this seems an obvious step, yet I'v e not heard of anything similar before.

Tom Atkins said...

I agree Dave. There is a dearth of such groups. There's CIVA and a couple others, but not nearly the exploration I would expect.