Frequently Asked Questions
How are you bringing faith leaders together?
Through scheduled online streaming classes, talks, and live Q&As (check out the calendar then register), as well as private one-on-one sessions for those who want them. We’re offering them honoraria in exchange for their time spent with all of us this month.
Why these four religions? What about Buddhism?
The Tent is an experiment we at Tablet have had in mind for a while, and we’re taking the overlapping holidays of Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, and Judaism in 2022 as an opportunity to try it. We hope to expand it to include more traditions in the future.
Is there a cost to join?
Participation in The Tent is free. We do ask for a $5 deposit that you get back at the end, but that’s just to keep out trolls and haters.
How long will the initiative last?
Zoom classes begin on March 10th, and run through April 18th. They are scheduled for various times and dates to make them as accessible as possible.
What would I need a one-on-one session for?
Truly, anything you can think of. Have a question you’ve always wanted to ask? A text or ritual you’re interested in engaging? In need of solace? Think of it as a faith department store—you can come for something general or specific, or just browse a bit.
Is there an in-person component?
Not as part of our current program, but you can request to make arrangements to speak with a faith leader or visit them in person.
Why is it called The Tent?
We’re all familiar with the concept of the “big tent,” the idea of people of different beliefs united under the auspices of common values or goals. There’s no barrier to entry, nothing required except a sense of curiosity.