The UK’s out-there Radio Salaam Shalom (strapline: “Muslims and Jews Talking Together”) has just revamped its web site. Their main content is audio podcasts, which provide interesting perspectives on Jewish-Muslim relations. They’re avant guard, and not particularly shy.
Definitely worth a listen.
March 3rd, 2009
The Guardian’s Islamophonic and Sounds Jewish podcast teams have joined forces in an inspiring podcast. If you don’t listen to any other podcast audio this year, listen to this, as it’s a model for how we can work together to explore the crunchy issues:
The first half of the podcast focusses on how the conflict in Gaza has affected Jewish-Muslim relations in the UK, and moves on to a feature on to the Mu-Jew Crew – a Muslim-Jewish theatre team, and finally to a Muslim-Jewish comedy duo.
The damage done by the Gaza conflict to Jewish-Muslim relations runs deep, but this podcast shows that we can keep the conversation going, and look for new ways of working together to build a better future.
February 3rd, 2009
A group of about 100 people from many faiths gathered last night at St Andrew’s on the Terrace in Wellington New Zealand for an Interfaith Prayer Vigil and Candle Lighting for Peace in the Middle East.
It was a very moving ceremony and demonstrated the ability for many people from different faiths, ethnicities and political viewpoints to come together and pray for a common purpose.
You can download or listen to an audio recording (35 minutes, 16 MB):
January 15th, 2009
…. well, not quite, but as I write, Melbourne’s dynamic interfaith duo – John Safran and Father Bob are tackling all things Muslim in their own inimitable style on Australia’s national “yoof!” radio network Triple J. You can get a podcast of the interviews by going to www.abc.net.au/triplej/safran/, but if you happen to be reading this right now, tune in and catch all the music as well!
August 24th, 2008