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Sometimes it seems like there are two Americas. One that accepts, loves, and honors, and another that rejects, fears and hates those who are different. To counter the latter face of America and the extremism it can breed, activists of diverse backgrounds and experience are building spaces for interfaith dialogue and reflection on our society’s most pressing questions.

For this week’s episode of State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush welcomes Dr. Daisy Khan to discuss fighting the “good fight,” uniting people from different religious backgrounds, and her recently published book 30 Rights of Muslim Women: A Trusted Guide.

“When there is a person that I completely disagree with and I don’t agree with anything that they say or do, and we know there are people out there that we think of them that way – I can look at that divine breath in them and just say, okay, this person has that quality and the potential to transform. So my job is to transform them, to try and get them to see another point of view.”

– Daisy Khan, speaker, author, activist, commentator, and the founder of Women’s Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equality (WISE). WISE is the largest global network of Muslim women committed to peace-building, gender equality, and human dignity. Her other books include Wise Up: Knowledge Ends Extremism and Born with Wings: The Spiritual Journey of a Modern Muslim Woman.

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