November 19, 2016 – Jews and Muslims join to fight discrimination

In response to growing hostility against minority faith traditions in contemporary America, two leading faith groups are joining forces to better foster understanding. And they’re crossing faith boundaries to do it. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll speak with a leading force behind the new Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council.

Host Rev. Welton Gaddy will be joined by Dr. Sayyid Syeed, National Director of the Office for Interfaith & Community Alliances for the Islamic Society of North America. His group is joining with the American Jewish Committee in this ambitious new initiative, which will take on the increased hostility — and even violence — that became commonplace during the contentious election season and show no signs of abating.

Welton will also welcome investigative journalist Sarah Posner to take a closer look at what we know about the nascent Trump administration. Posner has written extensively about alt-right leader Steve Bannon and some of the other eyebrow-raising figures likely to serve the new president. With Donald Trump considering nominees who have been previously derided by members of both parties, you will not want to miss this conversation.

Finally, we’ll tackle the need to plan ahead for making end-of-life decisions. Welton will speak with Rev. Rosemary Lloyd from The Conversation Project, an initiative that urges families to discuss crucial end-of-life decisions with loved ones. There’s always a temptation to ignore such matters and hope for the best, but Rev. Lloyd will help us address these issues head-on.