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Episode 26: Soul Food

Halal, Zabihah, Kosher, Vegetarian, Grassfed, Organic – there is a diet for everything and everyone, but what’s the point of it all? Farmer and interfaith activist Amira AbuLughod joins us to discuss how to build a stronger relationship with nature and how food and farming are connected to our spiritual practice.

Guest: Amirah AbuLughod is a Wisconsin native, farmer and activist currently based at Stony Point Center in upstate New York. She uses farming as a tool for interfaith collaboration and spiritual practice. She recently returned from a trip to Palestine and Israel with Interfaith Peace-Builders where she partook in the annual olive harvest. You can find her on Instagram @Ameermah and you can learn more about her work at

(00:00:55) Ikhlas and Makkah catch up on their respective Thanksgivings and explain to listeners why this episode is being released so late…
(00:10:25) #FlashbackFriday to when we sat down to talk about how much we were looking forward to Thanksgiving and reflecting on our relationship to our food.
(00:27:19) Amirah AbuLughod joins us to talk about her relationship with nature and her journey to growing food.
(00:45:45) Okay…what does “halal food” really mean?
(01:01:13) Amirah drops some wisdom about how some of us city folk can better connect to our planet.

Intro and Outro Music: RSPN by Blank and Kytt, CC-licensed

Also, here is the song Ikhlas passionately sang in the intro of this episode. You can thank us for it later:

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