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Dr. Shadi Hamid (Part II)

Nov 4, 2019
Dr. Shadi Hamid
brookings.edu / Brookings Institution

This episode originally aired on February 11, 2019.

Dr. Shadi Hamid returns to Common Threads to continue our coversation about his essay, “The Difficulty with Diversity: Can American pluralism make room for an Islam that is truly different?”

Dr. Shadi Hamid

Oct 28, 2019
Dr. Shadi Hamid
brookings.edu / Brookings Institution

This interview originally aired on Feb. 4, 2019

Our guest is Dr. Shadi Hamid, who joins us to talk about his essay, “The Difficulty with Diversity: Can American pluralism make room for an Islam that is truly different?”

Kelly James Clark (Part II)

May 6, 2019

Kelly James Clark, senior research fellow at the Kaufman Interfaith Institute, returns to continue our conversation on Common Threads.  Dr. Clark has recently co-authored a book called, ‘Strangers, Neighbors, Friends: Muslim-Christian-Jewish Reflections on Compassion and Peace.’

Kelly James Clark

Apr 29, 2019

Our guest is Kelly James Clark, senior research fellow at the Kaufman Interfaith Institute.  Dr. Clark is here to talk about the book he co-authored called, ‘Strangers, Neighbors, Friends: Muslim-Christian-Jewish Reflections on Compassion and Peace.’

Bob Roberts Jr.

Sep 18, 2017

Pastor Bob Roberts Jr. is our guest today. Bob Roberts Jr. is the founding pastor of NorthWood Church in Keller, Texas. Known around the world as an evangelical pastor who loves people from every faith, he has pioneered relationships with those that are usually shunned by Christians. He joins us to continue our conversation about a recent event he and others, including our guest last week, John Morehead, was involved in at Calvin Theological Seminary, A Consultation of Evangelical Leaders.

John Morehead

Sep 11, 2017

John Morehead is our guest.  John is the Director of the Foundation for Religious Diplomacy and the Western Institute for Intercultural Studies.  He joins us to talk about a recent event he was involved in at Calvin Theological Seminary, A Consultation of Evangelical Leaders.

John Morehead co-editor and contributing author for ‘Encountering New Religious Movements’ and editor of ‘Beyond the Burning Times a Pagan and Christian in Dialogue.’

Ani Zonneveld (Part II)

Jun 12, 2017
Muslims for Progressive Values

Ani Zonneveld returns to Common Threads to continue our conversation. Ani is President and Founder of Muslims for Progressive Values.  She is a writer, a singer/songwriter, speaker and a human rights defender. Ani Zonneveld speaks and sings her message of social justice, human rights, and peace from a progressive Muslim women’s perspective. Born and raised Muslim from Malaysia and based out of Los Angeles, she spearheads the progressive Muslim movement both internationally and in the U.S.

Ani Zonneveld

Jun 5, 2017
Muslims for Progressive Values

Our guest is Ani Zonneveld, President and Founder of Muslims for Progressive Values.  Ani  is a writer, a singer/songwriter, speaker and a human rights defender. She speaks and sings her message of social justice, human rights, and peace from a progressive Muslim women’s perspective. Born and raised Muslim from Malaysia and based out of Los Angeles, she spearheads the progressive Muslim movement both internationally and in the U.S.

Islamic community begins Ramadan at sundown Friday

May 25, 2017

As the sun sets Friday evening, Muslim’s in Grand Rapids and around the world will begin the Islam holy month of Ramadan. During the month of Ramadan, healthy adults abstain from eating or drinking anything from dawn until sundown.

“Fasting is a procedure which purifies your spirit, your physical body, and your imagination, everything; and connects you with God,” Iman Sharif Sahibzada of the the Islamic Center and Mosque of Grand Rapids said.

Post-9/11 Muslim identity explored in Michigan performance

Feb 16, 2017

A National Medal of Arts recipient is presenting a performance at the University of Michigan exploring the post-9/11 lives of young Muslim New Yorkers. Ping Chong + Company will perform "Beyond Sacred: Voices of Muslim Identity" on Saturday at Power Center for the Performing Arts. The interview-based theater production includes people raised Muslim, converted to the faith or left it.

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