Peace Catalyst Podcast
Salim Munayer - Reconciliation in Israel-Palestine

Salim Munayer - Reconciliation in Israel-Palestine

June 15, 2021

In this episode we talk with Salim Munayer, Founder and Executive Director of Musalaha Ministry of Reconciliation, which has been bringing together Israelis and Palestinians since 1990. Salim is a Palestinian Christian and Israeli citizen. After receiving his Bachelor’s degree from Tel Aviv University, he went on to earn a Masters from Fuller Theological Seminary, complete graduate studies at Pepperdine University, and receive his PhD from Oxford. Salim has published several books on reconciliation and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; is currently an adjunct professor at Fuller Theological Seminary; and teaches at Bethlehem Bible College, where he previously served as academic dean.

 

LINKS

Musalaha

Journey Through the Storm: Lessons from Musalaha (book)

Through My Enemy’s Eyes: Envisioning Reconciliation in Israel-Palestine (book)

With God On Our Side documentary

 

Edited and produced by Nicole Gibson

Music: Shesh Pesh by JR Tundra

 

Cleo Scott Brown - Raceology 101 and Why History Matters

Cleo Scott Brown - Raceology 101 and Why History Matters

June 1, 2021

Join us for this conversation with author, speaker, and race relations strategist Cleo Scott Brown. Cleo grew up in the home of a civil rights leader and found herself, later in life, propelled into working on issues of race and racial conflict. 

 

Cleo Scott Brown’s website: www.cleoscottbrown.com

Raceology 101: Fundamentals for Understanding & Change: https://www.amazon.com/Raceology-101-Fundamentals-Understanding-Change/dp/1976195934/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=cleo+scott+brown&qid=1620950005&sr=8-2

Witness to the Truth: My Struggle for Human Rights in Louisiana: https://www.amazon.com/dp/157003818X?tag=cleoscottbrow-20&linkCode=osi&th=1&psc=1

 

Edited and Produced by Nicole Gibson

Music: Shesh Pesh by JR Tundra

Fathia Absie & Ilays Aden - Eat With Muslims

Fathia Absie & Ilays Aden - Eat With Muslims

May 18, 2021

In this, the final episode of our Muslim Women Peacemakers series, we talk with Fathia Absie and Ilays Aden, the founders of Eat With Muslims. As Somali-American women and activists, Fathia and Ilays wanted to deal with rampant misconceptions about Muslims and help neighbors get to know one another, and they found that the best way to do it was through shared meals. 

Fathia is a writer, public speaker, and filmmaker whose films include the documentary “Broken Dreams” and the narrative film “The Lobby.” Ilays is an activist who has studied Economics, African Studies, and Law and works to build relationships among diverse communities around the Puget Sound.

 

Eat With Muslims: www.eatwithmuslims.org

More about Fathia and Ilays: https://www.eatwithmuslims.org/the-kitchen

 

Edited and Produced by Nicole Gibson

Music: Shesh Pesh by J.R. Tundra

Rushan Abbas - How We Can Stop the Uyghur Genocide

Rushan Abbas - How We Can Stop the Uyghur Genocide

May 4, 2021

In this episode we talk with Rushan Abbas, Founder and Executive Director of Campaign for Uyghurs, an organization focused on stopping the systematic human rights abuses against the people of Xinjiang, China (also called East Turkestan). Rushan is a Uyghur herself and shares with us her personal story, what is happening to Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples in China, and what we as individuals can do to stop what the US and the international community has designated a “genocide.”

NOTE: We do not recommend having children around while listening to this episode.

 

Campaign for Uyghurs: www.campaignforuyghurs.org

UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide: https://www.un.org/en/genocideprevention/documents/atrocity-crimes/Doc.1_Convention%20on%20the%20Prevention%20and%20Punishment%20of%20the%20Crime%20of%20Genocide.pdf

Uyghur Advocacy Network Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/457144825645933

Uyghur Wellness Initiative: https://www.peacecatalyst.org/uyghur-wellness-initiative

Sample letter to elected representatives re: Beijing 2022 Olympics: https://campaignforuyghurs.org/nobeijing2022/

Contact the International Olympic Committee: https://campaignforuyghurs.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/No-rights-no-games.pdf

Support the Senate’s Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act: https://campaignforuyghurs.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Phoning-Your-senators.pdf

 

Produced by Nicole Gibson

Music: Shesh Pesh by JR Tundra

Correction: A previous version of this episode mistakenly attributed the peacemaking quote to Martin Luther King Jr. We have edited the episode to rightly attribute it to Shane Claiborne.

Aneelah Afzali - Building Relationships and Overcoming Misinformation

Aneelah Afzali - Building Relationships and Overcoming Misinformation

April 20, 2021

In this episode, we talk with Aneelah Afzali about her advocacy for Muslims and other minority groups in America, and how she is building bridges between various faith and other groups in the Pacific Northwest. Aneelah is the Executive Director of the American Muslim Empowerment Network at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS-AMEN). She also serves as a Governing Board Member of the Faith Action Network (FAN), on the Steering Committee of the Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network, and on the Advisory Board of Washington for Black Lives. 

 

MAPS-AMEN website: https://www.mapsredmond.org/amen/

Get in touch with MAPS-AMEN: amen@mapsredmond.org

 

Produced by Nicole Gibson

Music: Shesh Pesh by JR Tundra

Tasneem Noor - Creating Safe Space to Have Courageous Conversations

Tasneem Noor - Creating Safe Space to Have Courageous Conversations

April 6, 2021

Join us for a soulful conversation with Tasneem Noor about spiritual transformation and what it means to embody peace and have courageous conversations with people who disagree with you. Tasneem is the Interfaith Minister in residence for the Episcopal Diocese in Los Angeles, CA and author of The Faith Connection: Your Journey Starts with Knowing Yourself. She's also a facilitator for New Ground: Muslim Jewish Partnership for Change. 

 

The Faith Connector Website: https://thefaithconnector.com/

The Faith Connector Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheFaithConnector/

Get in touch with Tasneem: tasneem@thefaithconnector.com

New Ground Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change: http://mjnewground.org/

 

Produced by Nicole Gibson

Music: Shesh Pesh by JR Tundra

Hurunnessa Fariad - Women in Multifaith Conversations and Peace Work

Hurunnessa Fariad - Women in Multifaith Conversations and Peace Work

March 23, 2021

In this episode we talk with Hurunnessa Fariad about her role as a Muslim woman peacemaker and community leader in the Washington, DC area. Hurunnessa is the Head of Outreach and Interfaith at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society and Director of the first mosque youth choir in the U.S., ADAMS Beat. She is the founder and co-host of the Sister Act Podcast, featuring other women leaders of faith (Christian and Jewish), and sits on the Fairfax county Interfaith and Equity Committee. 

 

Show produced by Nicole Gibson.

Music: Shesh Pesh by JR Tundra. 

 

Introducing the Peace Catalyst Podcast

Introducing the Peace Catalyst Podcast

March 9, 2021

Welcome to the Peace Catalyst Podcast, where we share stories to inspire, uplift, and encourage you in your peacemaking journey. Join us for faith-based conversations with people of diverse backgrounds to help us as Christians become better peacemakers in our world. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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