Month: December 2017

Episode 27: This Christmas (ft. Hind Makki)

It’s the last episode of the season! This Christmas we get real about interfaith cooperation with anti-racism and interfaith educator, Hind Makki. Our big question: Is it possible to do interfaith collaboration without centering and appealing to whiteness?

We also share our best and worst of 2017.

Guest: Hind Makki, @HindMakki, is an internationally recognized speaker and educator. She develops and delivers trainings on interfaith action, anti-racism education and youth empowerment. She is the founder of “Side Entrance,” an award-winning website that documents women’s prayer experiences in mosques around the world.

Episode Details:

(00:00:56) We reflect on the season and THANK YOU for showing us so much love!
(00:07:30) We talk about some of our experiences with and questions about interfaith work.
(00:13:28) Hind Makki joins us and explains how she got engaged with interfaith and anti-racism work.
(00:20:07) What does real interfaith engagement look like beyond the “photo-op”?
(00:30:54) We discuss the need for a diversity of Muslim representation in interfaith circles.
(00:38:08) Is it possible to do interfaith work in this country that de-centers white people?

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

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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