Storybank | Audio & Video

This audio and video collection shares stories of Muslim Americans and members of the American interfaith community. The podcasts and videos range from short stories of Muslim American lives to in depth discussions of interfaith dialogue.  Click on the links below to discover more about Muslim Americans and the interfaith community.

Zak Mohyuddin – Muslim Neighbors in Middle Tennessee

Zak Mohyuddin, an Engineer and Defense Contractor, discusses discrimination towards Muslims in the United States. When running for public office, Mohyuddin’s opponent sent a letter to the public stating that Mohyuddin publicly said he wanted to remove the flag of the United States and the Bible from all public places. These allegations were untrue, but  Mohyuddin’s opponent wanted to play off of common stereotypes towards Muslims to discredit Mohyuddin from running for office....

Nashville Annual Community Iftar

Representatives from Nashville’s diverse religious communities celebrated the breaking of the fast during Ramadan at Nashville’s 2nd Annual Community Iftar on July 10. Iftar refers to the evening meal when Muslims break their fast at sunset during Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. The evening of community, food and generosity included a special presentation on Ramadan by Imam Ossama Mohamed Bahloul of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro. Religious leaders Mary Sarah Galbraith (president of Aquinas College), Imam Bahloul and Rabbi Michael Shulman (The Temple) had a panel discussion about the importance and challenges of interfaith dialogue. The event, co-hosted by Faith & Culture Center and the Metro Human Relations Commission, united more than 175 attendees. Participants included several elected and appointed officials, faith leaders, and nonprofit...

The Challenge of ISIS in America: Perspectives from Interfaith Peacebuilders and Leaders

It’s time for a clearer, more respectful understanding of how the U.S. interfaith movement approaches the conversation between the so-called Islamic State and faith in public life to be heard. We can’t let pundits and so-called experts control the general public’s understanding. That’s why on October 27th, at 9:30 ET AM, we spoke with Dr. Omid Safi of Duke, Dr. Jerusha Lamptey of Union Theological Seminary in New York City and Mr. Ron Kraybill, Senior Advisor on Peacebuilding and Development to the United Nations, stationed in Manilla, to help us reframe this...

Life Together: A Community and Religious Leaders Conference of Middle Tennessee

This three-day conference was a time of reflection and relationship building among Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders in Middle Tennessee. We visited houses of worship, heard nationally recognized faith leaders speak to the importance of interfaith relations, and learned from one another about our rich and diverse traditions of faith. The Our Muslim Neighbor initiated gathered a core group of twenty religious leaders from across the region of Middle Tennessee to probe into the challenges and opportunities of life in our multi faith community. The video to the left covers the final interfaith panel: Life Together: Building a Community of Communities featuring Sheikh Osama Bahloul of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, Rev. Dr. Christine Hong, of the PC(USA) and Dr. Yehezkel Landau of Hartford...

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