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9: GLENETTA POPE | Moms Against Guns

6/14/2018
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Every day, 96 Americans are shot and killed and for every one person killed with a gun, two more are injured. More children have been killed by guns since the Sandy Hook school shooting in 2012 than U.S. soldiers in combat since 9/11. In this episode, Edina talks to another mom who has had direct...

Duration:00:44:40

8: MANAR WAHEED | People, Power & People Power

5/31/2018
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MANAR WAHEED has spent her adult life fighting for the most vulnerable among us – survivors of violence, immigrants, Muslims, undocumented Americans, and now she’s fighting for ALL of us. As Legislative & Advocacy Counsel of ACLU National, Manar is literally on the front lines of challenging Donald Trump’s ongoing destruction of our federal government,...

Duration:00:46:51

7: REV. JEN BAILEY | Sacredness & Healing the Movement

5/12/2018
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REV. JENNIFER BAILEY is one of a growing number of millennial faith leaders at the forefront of helping strangers come together to explore their social and spiritual identities, and visible differences. Growing up in the small, mostly white town of Quincy, IL led Jen to find her sense of self in the black church, which led...

Duration:00:45:57

6: HASAN MINHAJ | Comedy = Medicine for Thinking

4/26/2018
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HASAN MINHAJ is one of the biggest Muslim pioneers of American pop culture in the past decade. From his scathing sketches on “The Daily Show” to his biting, on-point critiques of media and Hollywood at the 2016 Radio & TV Correspondents’ Dinner & 2017 the White House Correspondents Dinner to his upcoming weekly Netflix late...

Duration:00:51:20

5: Amanda Litman | Run for Something, Do it Local

4/11/2018
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As the head of email marketing director for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, AMANDA LITMAN had every right to shut down and unplug after her candidate’s shocking loss to Donald Trump. But instead, just three months later on Inauguration Day, she helped launch an organization called Run for Something, to encourage and support millennials to run for state...

Duration:00:39:27

4: Rev. Gary Mason | Amnesia is the Enemy of Reconciliation

3/29/2018
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For the latest episode, Edina speaks with a peacemaker who became one of the key “persuaders” in the Northern Ireland conflict, leveraging his faith and relationships to bring armed fighters to the table with politicians, where they were ultimately able to create the historic Belfast Agreement that officially ended the conflict. Since getting ordained in...

Duration:00:37:57

3: Aziza Hasan | Choosing Curiosity Over Assumptions

3/15/2018
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Host Edina Lekovic talks to one of her original co-conspirators in community transformation, about their powerful “meeting the moment” experience over the past decade. Aziza Hasan is Executive Director and co-founder of NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change, which has been transforming L.A.’s Muslim and Jewish communities through the power of relationships among broad political...

Duration:00:42:17

2: Lennon Flowers | Turning Loss into Discovery

3/1/2018
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Do you stumble and sweat when you try to show up for someone who has just lost a loved one? Have you lost someone dear and felt like you’re stumbling around alone and in the dark as you navigate your grief? The truth is, loss is an experience that we all share and feel ill-equipped...

Duration:00:49:05

1: Krista Tippett | Hope is a Choice

2/15/2018
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In 2003, journalist Krista Tippett sparked a national conversation about faith, spirituality and life’s big questions with her one-of-a-kind public radio program “On Being,” which airs on hundreds of NPR stations around the U.S. and was downloaded more than 50 million times last year alone. The show has won a Peabody Award, and Krista herself...

Duration:00:42:32

Introducing Meeting the Moment with Edina Lekovic

2/10/2018
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Check out this preview to get a taste of the podcast, and subscribe now to get our new episodes every other Thursday. We’ve all been through challenges, moments in our lives that have tested us to our core. After 15 years of work carving out space for American Muslims in public life and pop culture,...

Duration:00:02:32