Acts of Faith

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Raqib Brian Burke, left, and Jane Garland whirl to the poetry of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi, while celebrating the Sufi spiritual leader's 800th birthday at the ArtsCenter in Carrboro.  "Whirling is a form of prayer," explains Garland, "a way of connecting to the divine.  As you become a human prayer wheel, the right hand receives, and the left hand transmits.  You become like a channel of energy so that the divine energy can come through and express itself."