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Multifaithful is a podcast about the impact of religious diversity on our religious and spiritual identities. We will explore how people of different religious traditions have experienced spiritual growth through their relationships with people from other faiths, and how multifaith dialogue and engagement is an essential part of life in the 21st century. Whether it be in academics, politics, literature or sports, grappling with religion, spirituality and multifaith experiences will continue to shape who are as individuals and as a society.

Multifaithful is a podcast about the impact of religious diversity on our religious and spiritual identities. We will explore how people of different religious traditions have experienced spiritual growth through their relationships with people from other faiths, and how multifaith dialogue and engagement is an essential part of life in the 21st century. Whether it be in academics, politics, literature or sports, grappling with religion, spirituality and multifaith experiences will continue to shape who are as individuals and as a society.
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Multifaithful is a podcast about the impact of religious diversity on our religious and spiritual identities. We will explore how people of different religious traditions have experienced spiritual growth through their relationships with people from other faiths, and how multifaith dialogue and engagement is an essential part of life in the 21st century. Whether it be in academics, politics, literature or sports, grappling with religion, spirituality and multifaith experiences will continue to shape who are as individuals and as a society.

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Episodes

Mindfulness and the Military

4/5/2017
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Today we bring back one of the speakers from our Acting with Awareness event on March 28th, Dr. Amishi Jha, to discuss her work in bringing mindfulness meditation to pre-deployment training in the military and into the world of college-level sports. For more from Dr. Jha, check out our last podcast, which has the full audio from Acting with Awareness!

Duration:00:29:00

Acting with Awareness: Mindfulness, Resilience and Leadership (Full Event Audio)

3/30/2017
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MindfulNYU, in co-sponsorship with NYU's Leadership Initiative and NYU Stern's Leadership Development Program, is proud to bring you an evening dialogue entitled "Acting with Awareness: Mindfulness, Resilience and Leadership”. Dr. Amishi Jha and US Major General Piatt will discuss their work together bringing mindfulness training to active duty military cohorts in an interview-style evening dialogue, moderated by special guest and New York Times reporter, David Gelles. The insights and...

Duration:01:23:08

Teaching Multifaithful: Religious Literacy in Higher Education

3/8/2017
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This week we are doing some acrobatics and flipping our host to become the interviewee! After just releasing Teaching Religious Literacy, a guide to teaching religious and spiritual diversity on college campuses, Ariel gives us some information on NYU's own Faith Zone program and why it is important to work in higher education. For more information on the book, check out:...

Duration:00:00:19

BONUS POD: The Closing of the Modern Mind: An Atheist and a Christian Discuss Pluralism, Faith, and Moral Disagreement (Full Event Audio)

3/2/2017
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Listen for the full event audio of this year's Veritas Forum at NYU, The Closing of the Modern Mind: An Atheist and a Christian Discuss Pluralism, Faith, and Moral Disagreement. This event featured Pastor Time Keller, New York Times Best-Selling Author and Pastor at Redeemer Presbyterian Church, and Dr. Jonathan Haidt, Thomas Cooler Professor of Ethical Leadership at the Stern School of Business at NYU. To learn more about Veritas- Forum, check our their website at veritas.org. Speaker...

Duration:00:00:19

Mindful Moments with Sharon Salzberg

2/8/2017
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Description: Today we are honored to welcome renowned meditation teacher and New York Times best selling author Sharon Salzberg to the podcast to help us get to know a little bit more about her personal journey through mindfulness, as well as the usefulness of mindfulness in a time as fragile as the current moment.

Duration:00:00:19

IDEALSism: Quantifying the On-Campus Interfaith Experience

1/25/2017
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No, it's not a typo! Today we return to a subject we've explored before, interfaith work on college campuses, but through a new lens. We have a conversation with three researchers who are part of the IDEALs (Interfaith Diversity Experiences and Attitudes Longitudinal Survey) research study, who give us some insight on what their study looks like and the implications it has for religious life on college campuses.

Duration:00:00:19

Standing at a Crossroads: Judaism and Race with Yavilah McCoy

12/14/2016
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Today we are joined by Yavilah McCoy, one of the foremost leaders in race-related Jewish studies and CEO of Visions, Inc. She helps us start to dissect the intersectionality of race and Judaism and gives us some insight on what it means to engage in social justice as while holding both of these identities.

Duration:00:00:19

On Paganism in Modern America

11/30/2016
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Alex Mar, author of Witches of America and director of the film American Mystic, joins us to shed light modern day Paganism and the various ways it is being practiced today in the United States. Be sure to check out her book here: http://alex-mar.com

Duration:00:00:19

De-Mystifying the Messianic: A Conversation with Rabbi Bruce Cohen

11/2/2016
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This week we welcome Rabbi Bruce Cohen, Rabbi of the oldest Messianic Jewish congregation in New York City. We delve into a discussion on what exactly Messianic Judaism is, how it's different from other forms of Judaism and Christianity, and how to dialogue about one's religion when it complicates existing standards and practices.

Duration:00:00:19

Queering Faith in Higher Education

10/19/2016
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On this week's episode, we pay tribute to November's LGBTQ history month in a conversation with the director of NYU's LGBTQ student center, Jon Hurst. We discuss the history and function of LGBTQ student spaces, the intersectional nature of queer spirituality, and what it means to be an ally.

Duration:00:00:19

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf: Higher Education, Islam and the West

10/5/2016
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On this week's episode of Multifaithful, we are excited to welcome Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, co-founder of Zaytuna College in California and one of the most important Muslim scholars in the world. Shaykh Hamza discusses the intersections between religious and secular education in the United States and the ways in which both religious and secular identities can coexist in this arena. For more information on this topic, listen to the lecture that Shaykh Hamza gave along with Dr. John Sexton and...

Duration:00:00:19

Bonus Pod: The Secular and the Sacred in Higher Education (Full Event Audio)

9/28/2016
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In case you missed the incredible event last night (9/27), you can now listen to the full audio from The Secular and the Sacred in Higher Education: A Conversation with Shaykh Hamza Yusuf and Dr. John Sexton, moderated by Rev. Dv. Serene Jones. This lecture was the annual Fritzi Weitzmann Owens Memorial Lecture at the Of Many Institute for Multifaith Leadership at NYU and was cosponsored by the Islamic Center at NYU and the New York Community Trust. -- Shaykh Hamza Yusuf is an...

Duration:00:00:19

Finding Joy Amidst Death

9/21/2016
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Joining us on the podcast this week are Sensei Chodo Campbell and Sensei Koshin Ellison, founders and executive directors of the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care. We delve into a new topic for this podcast and begin to explore the ways in which we can approach death, and especially caring for those who are dying, with compassion, awareness, and even happiness. For more information on Koshin's book, check out the Amazon page here:...

Duration:00:00:19

Captain Sikh America and the face of Sikhism in the U.S.

9/7/2016
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Welcome to a new season of Multifaithful! Joining us on this first episode is executive director of the Sikh Coalition Sapreet Kaur and Sikh activist Vishavjit Singh. We consider the history of Sikhism in America, explore Singh’s Captain Sikh America persona, and discuss The Sikh Project, an upcoming art exhibit sponsored by the Sikh Coalition (http://www.sikhcoalition.org/get-involved/sikhproject).

Duration:00:00:19

Lodro Rinzler: Developing Mindful Leadership

6/1/2016
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On this week's episode of Multifaithful, Reka talks to Lodro Rinzler, a Shambhala Buddhist teacher, author and founder of M N D F L and the Institute for Compassionate Leadership. They discuss the spread of mindfulness into organizations as different as NYU and Google and ways to bring mindfulness into any environment. You can find more information about Lodro here: http://www.lodrorinzler.com/about/

Duration:00:00:19

Lama Rod Owens: Race, Liberation, and Mindfulness

5/25/2016
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On this weeks episode of Multifaithful, Reka talks to Lama Rod Owens, renowned Dharma teacher and activist based in Boston. We discuss how mindfulness has inspired his involvement in various activist causes and how it can pave the way for a different kind of liberation.

Duration:00:00:19

Qalvy Grainzvolt: Diversity in American Buddhism

5/18/2016
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On this week's episode, we begin a series of three mindful Multifaithful episodes hosted by the amazing Reka Prasad. In this episode she sits down with Buddhist teacher Qalvy Grainzvolt to discuss his journey to and through Buddhism and his approach to sharing the practice of meditation and mindfulness with others in today's ever-changing world.

Duration:00:00:19

Sarab Al-Jijakli: How to help Syrian Refugees from the United States

5/11/2016
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On this weeks episode, we talk to Sarab Al-Jijakli, a well known Arab-American community organizer who has been at the forefront of organizing efforts in the United States on behalf of Syrian Refugees. We discuss various organizations working on this issue and ways for Americans to get involved and show support. In this episode, we highlight the following organizations (in order of mention): Network of Arab American Professionals (http://www.naaponline.org/) International Rescue Committee...

Duration:00:00:19

Dr. Jerusha Lamptey: Bringing Islamic Studies to a Christian Institution

5/4/2016
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This week's episode features Dr. Jerusha Lamptey, Assistant Professor of Islam and Ministry at Union Theological Seminary in New York. We discuss Islam as a field of academic study, how to teach a multifaith course, as well as her personal work in synthesizing feminism with comparative religious studies.

Duration:00:00:19

Linda Mills: Of One, Of Many

4/27/2016
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We are joined this week by the ever-wise and incredible Dr. Linda Mills, Vice Chancellor for Global Programs and University Life at New York University and one of the key founders of the Of Many Institute. Our conversation centers around the Of Many Institute, as well as the ways in which multifaith dialogue and understanding can be approached in a variety of global contexts.

Duration:00:00:19