Podcast

OUR 7 NEIGHBORS

Coming November 16th!

SEASON 2: STORIES FROM THE BLACK SPIRITUAL DIASPORA

In partnership with the Muslim Wellness Foundation and Bayan Islamic Graduate School

Say it clear, and it will be beautiful. / Lucille Clifton

OUR 7 NEIGHBORS, SEASON 2: Stories from the Black Spiritual Diaspora

Join us as we explore stories from the Black spiritual diaspora, sharing experiences of religiously and racially minoritized voices in the United States. In partnership with the Muslim Wellness Foundation, and Bayan Islamic School, the InterReligious Institute at Chicago Theological Seminary presents a new season of our podcast, Our 7 Neighbors. Hosted by Dr. Kameelah Mu’Min Rashad, we explore how Black faith narratives are shaped and how our faith traditions and spirituality can be harnessed to create social and racial justice in the world.

GUESTS INCLUDE:

Kalia Abiade, Vice President of Programs at Pillars Fund

Shonin Myokei Caine-Barrett, Resident Priest, Myoken-ji Temple

Imam Abdul-Malik Merchant, Resident Imam at Muslim American Society

Rabbi Tamar Manasseh

Najaa Young, Filmmaker, African Spirituality

Sar Ahmadiel Ben Yehuda, Minister of Information & National Spokesman for the African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem who reside in Dimona Israel.

Season Two

Season 2 Trailer

Join us for another season of OUR 7 NEIGHBORS. This season we feature stories from the Black spiritual diaspora, hosted by Dr. Kameelah Mu’Min Rashad, brought to you by The InterReligious Institute at Chicago Theological Seminary, Muslim Wellness Foundation and Bayan Islamic Graduate School.

Season 2: Ep.1 Crosstown With Kalia

Featuring Kalia Abiade in story and conversation with host, Dr. Kameelah Mu’Min Rashad. Kalia Abiade is the Vice President of Programs at Pillars Fund, where she advocates for equity and racial justice in media, policy, and philanthropy. She is also a big fan of Jimi Hendrix.

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Season 2: Ep. 2 The Boxing Buddhist Bishop

Featuring Shonin Myokei Caine-Barrett in story and conversation with host, Dr. Kameelah Mu’Min Rashad. Shonin Myokei is the Resident Priest at Myoken-ji Temple in Houston, TX. She shares how a boxer and belly-dancer became a Bishop.

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Season 2 Ep. 3 From Mississippi to Egypt

Featuring Rabbi Tamar Manasseh in story and conversation with host, Dr. Kameelah Mu’Min Rashad. A powerhouse conversation on racism, Judaism and changing the world.

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Season 2: Ep. 4 Passports and Parents

Featuring Imam Abdul-Malik Merchant in story and conversation with host, Dr. Kameelah Mu’Min Rashad. Imam Merchant is a scholar in Practical Theology and Resident Imam at the MAS Community Center in Alexandria, VA. Listen to how a passport helped form his identity.

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Season 2: Ep. 5 Spiritual Food

Featuring dynamic filmmaker Najaa Young in story and conversation with host, Dr. Kameelah Mu’Min Rashad examining missing black characters and voices in literature and film. Find out why Geordi LaForge was never allowed to fall in love! (Hint: Racism)

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Season 2: Ep. 6 The 2 R Words

Featuring Sar Ahmadiel Ben Yehuda, Minister of Information & National Spokesman for the African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem in story and conversation with host, Dr. Kameelah Mu’Min Rashad. Sar Ahmadiel shares a deeply engaging and profound journey of coming home.

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Season One

Trailer

A quick peek into the podcast “Our 7 Neighbors”

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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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 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 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 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 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 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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