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Sound and Silence: Prayer and Contemplation

Sound and Silence: Prayer and Contemplation

Location: Birmingham Museum

13th September 2014 - 13th December 2014

Celebrating the personal reflections and experiences of people across the city, Sound and Silence is a ground-breaking exhibition created by people of different faiths in Birmingham.

Bringing together original film, photographs, testimony and personal artefacts, Sound and Silence explores why people pray or contemplate and the effects for individuals, families and communities across six of Birmingham’s major faiths: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and the Sikh faith. Sound and Silence also recognises that prayer and contemplation are important to other faiths and those who do not identify with any particular faith. The exhibition features a space for contemplation and a selection of artwork inspired by the theme of prayer developed by local students and volunteers.


In the Community Gallery. Free.

Free educational resources to compliment the exhibition can be found at: http://prayerexhibition.com/downloads

Sound and Silence has been developed by Birmingham Museums Trust in partnership with the Museum of World Religions (UK), the Nishkam Centre, the Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Birmingham, the Birmingham Faith Leaders Group and Birmingham SACRE (Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education). It has been supported by Birmingham City Council and Arts Council England as well as ‘Together in Service.’