Podcast

OUR 7 NEIGHBORS, a podcast

In this NEW 7-episode podcast, the InterReligious Institute at Chicago Theological Seminary seeks to lift up the voices and experiences of people experiencing and combating Islamophobia and xenophobia. Each episode will feature a personal story, an interview with an advocate in the field, and a thoughtful conversation from an interreligious perspective, creating space for new ideas, best practices and dynamic human beings to emerge. Named for the Islamic tradition of caring for the 7 neighbors near you, join us as we lift up models of creative social transformation. Join us as we meet our neighbors.

We also invite you to call in and participate in the discussions. Simply call (773) 896-2529 and leave a voicemail message.

Episodes

Episode 7: Changing the Narrative

Featuring a story from Sarvin Haghighi, artist; an interview with Kristian Ramos, Autonomy Strategies; and a conversation with
Zainab Chaudary, Big Canvas PR and Dr. Rachel Mikva, Chicago Theological Seminary. Hosted by Kim Schultz.

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Episode 6: At the Intersections

Featuring a story from Amirah Kahera, Atlanta; an Interview with Sana Syed, IMAN Chicago; and a conversation with author and activist Saleemah Abdul-Ghafur and Dr. Rachel Mikva, Chicago Theological Seminary. Hosted by Kim Schultz.

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Episode 5: Confronting the Hate

Featuring a story from Abdul Jabar, Rohyngan refugee; an interview with Madihha Ahussain, Muslim Advocates; and a conversation with Jihad Turk, Bayan Islamic Graduate School and Dr. Rachel Mikva, Chicago Theological Seminary. Hosted by Kim Schultz.

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Episode 4: Female While Muslim

Featuring a story from Sameera Qureshi; an interview with Nadiah Mohajir of HEART Women and Girls; and a conversation with Saadia Yacoob, Professor of Religion, Williams College and Dr. Rachel Mikva, Chicago Theological Seminary. Hosted by Kim Schultz.

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Episode 3: Immigrant Matters

Featuring a story from Somayye Maqsoudi; an Interview with Hoda Katebi, Blue Tin Productions; and a conversation with Suzanne Sahloul, Syrian Community Network and Dr. Rachel Mikva, Chicago Theological Seminary. Hosted by Kim Schultz. 

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Episode 2: Acting Local

Featuring a story from Okolo Rashid, founder and President of International Museum of Muslim Cultures; an interview with Ted Terry, former Mayor of Clarkston, GA; and a conversation between Susan Thistlethwaite, author and theologian and Rabbi Dr. Rachel Mikva, Chicago Theological Seminary. Hosted by Kim Schultz.

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Episode 1: Roadtrips & Allyship

Featuring a story from Lela Ali, Muslim Women For; an interview with Catherine Orsborn, Shoulder to Shoulder; and a conversation between scholar and peacemaker Najeeba Syeed and Rabbi Dr. Rachel Mikva, Chicago Theological Seminary. Hosted by Kim Schultz.

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Trailer

A quick peek into the podcast “Our 7 Neighbors”