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Interfaith Matters is an original podcast series from The Interfaith Center of New York that explores how interfaith engagement matters to making positive social change.

Interfaith Matters is an original podcast series from The Interfaith Center of New York that explores how interfaith engagement matters to making positive social change.
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New York City, NY

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Interfaith Matters is an original podcast series from The Interfaith Center of New York that explores how interfaith engagement matters to making positive social change.

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@ICNY

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English


Episodes

Inciting Non-Violence: Frank Fredericks on Empowering Young People and Building Peace

7/23/2018
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Our host Hannah Meholick with Frank Fredericks Our Guest: In this episode, Hannah Meholick talks with Frank Fredericks, founder of World Faith, an international nonprofit based here in New York City that mobilizes religiously diverse young people to address religious violence. Frank is also an interfaith chaplain at New York University. Today we talk with Frank about how religious, economic, political, psychological – and even biological – factors contribute to a person’s...

Duration:00:29:00

“We Come Together to Go Further” - Our Conversation with the U.N.’s Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed

6/5/2018
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“We Come Together to Go Further” United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed on her work of bringing humanity together to better each other’s welfare Our host Hannah Meholick (left) with Amina J. Mohammed Our Guest: [...]

Duration:00:27:12

Faith as a Verb: Sunita Viswanath on the “Doing” of Progressive Hinduism

4/4/2018
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Sunita Viswanath (left) with host Hannah Meholick Our Guest: We launch Season Three of Interfaith Matters with guest Sunita Viswanath, executive director of Sadhana: Coalition of Progressive Hindus and co-founder of Women for Afghan Women. Sunita, a Brooklyn resident, has worked for over two decades in womenR [...]

Duration:00:30:00

“The Most Visual Medium”: Maggi Van Dorn Reflects on Two Seasons of Interfaith Podcasting

1/16/2018
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Host (and guest) Maggi Van Dorn Our Guest: This time on “Interfaith Matters,” host Maggi Van Dorn is our guest! ICNY’s Director of Programs, Dr. Henry Goldschmidt, talks with Maggi about her Catholic faith background, as they reflect on two seasons of podcasting, highlighting some memorable interviews with New York City faith leaders, and discussing how podcasts are such a valuable forum for interfaith conversation. As Maggi departs our podcast after two wonderful seasons, we wish...

Duration:00:34:06

Kevin Tarrant: A Native American Songcatcher Discusses Standing Rock, Thanksgiving & Intertribal Drumming

11/9/2017
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Host Maggi Van Dorn (left) with Kevin Tarrant Our Guest: This time on “Interfaith Matters,” host Maggi Van Dorn talks with Kevin Tarrant, of the Hopi and Ho-Chunk Native American tribes. Kevin is the former executive director of American Indian Community House here in New York City, and the founder of Silvercloud Singers, an inter-tribal dance and drumming group. In Native American culture, K [...]

Duration:00:34:24

Onleilove Alston on the Moral Imperative to Improve Life in “The Most Spiritual City in America”

9/19/2017
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Host Maggi Van Dorn (left) with Onleilove Alston Our Guest: This time on “Interfaith Matters,” host Maggi Van Dorn talks with Onleilove Alston, executive director of Faith in New York, an affiliate of the PICO National Network, committed to the work of justice and faith-rooted community organizing. Onleilove knows the vital importance of this work more i [...]

Duration:00:34:01

“To Serve Means to Become a Friend” – Talking with Paola Piscitelli, President of the Sant’Egidio Community in the U.S.*

5/23/2017
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Paola Piscitelli (left) and host Maggi Van Dorn Our Guest: This time on “Interfaith Matters,” Maggi talks with Paola Piscitelli, president of the Sant’Egidio Community in the United [...]

Duration:00:28:31

“A Commitment to Radical Equality” - Sonny Singh on Revolutionary Sikhism, Advocacy & Bhangra Music

3/20/2016
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On Sikhism: “It’s about having direct devotion and access to the Divine, and if that’s our way of thinking, that is a commitment to radical equality. Prayer is an important access point to the divine, but prayer is also fighting against injustice, organizing, feeding people, clothing people…” On being a faith leader: “There’s no concept of ‘clergy’ in the Sikh faith. I define [a faith leader] as someone who is organizing and mobilizing people from a particular faith community for … at its...

Duration:00:28:34

The Tradition of Ifá and Lukumi

10/10/2015
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This is a brief introduction to terms relating to Ifá faith practice that are referenced in our primary podcast episode “Beyond The Songs, There is Something Deeper.”

Duration:00:02:35

“Setting Up a Tent and Inviting People In” - Cantor Mike Weis talks music, a return to Judaism, and an interfaith music festival

8/24/2015
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ICNY is pleased to lauch a new podcast series called “NYC Faith Leaders,” featuring interviews with diverse faith leaders throughout the city. In the first installment, Mike Weis talks about how he was called to his role as Cantor at the Brotherhood Synagogue in Manhattan, the role of music in expressing faith and in bringing people together, and his plans to establish an interfaith music festival. We also offer some supplemental audio ofMike singing “Avinu Malkeinu,” and discussing the...

Duration:00:28:14