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Mission in Action - The NewGround Audio Experience

Mission in Action - The NewGround Audio Experience

By NewGround
Welcome to Mission in Action, the audio experience for NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for change. On this podcast, you’ll find a mix of our keynotes, workshops, interviews, speeches, and other audio from events led by our team. We are a non-profit with a vision of an America where Muslims and Jews are empowered to create lasting partnerships, engage in authentic communication and mutual cooperation. This vibrant model of engagement – not bound by history, theology or politics – affirms that conflict is inevitable and yet not intractable.
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The Middle Path – with Tom Earl
This week’s episode is from NewGround’s 2014 Spotlight Storytelling. Our speaker is Tom Earl and his story, told in spoken-word style, is titled 'The Middle Path'. NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change is a non-profit with a vision of an American society where Muslims and Jews are empowered to create lasting partnerships and engage in authentic communication and mutual cooperation. On this podcast, you’ll find a mix of our keynotes, workshops, interviews, speeches, and other audio from events led by our team. If you’d like to learn more about our mission, or support this podcast and NewGround’s work, please visit www.mjnewground.org.
06:28
August 21, 2020
Being Observant & Unmarried – with Marcus J. Freed
This week’s episode is from NewGround’s 2014 Spotlight Storytelling. Our speaker is Marcus Freed and his story is entitled 'Being Observant & Unmarried'. Marcus J. Freed shares his personal story of being an observant Jew, and walks us through some humorous elements of his personal life, as well as some profound realizations that are a part of his authentic journey. NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change is a non-profit with a vision of an American society where Muslims and Jews are empowered to create lasting partnerships and engage in authentic communication and mutual cooperation. On this podcast, you’ll find a mix of our keynotes, workshops, interviews, speeches, and other audio from events led by our team. If you’d like to learn more about our mission, or support this podcast and NewGround’s work, please visit www.mjnewground.org.
07:45
August 14, 2020
Wearing the Hijab in Catholic School – with Maria Khani
This week’s episode is from NewGround’s 2014 Spotlight Storytelling. Our speaker is Maria Khani and her story is entitled 'Wearing the Hijab in Catholic School.' NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change is a non-profit with a vision of an American society where Muslims and Jews are empowered to create lasting partnerships and engage in authentic communication and mutual cooperation. On this podcast, you’ll find a mix of our keynotes, workshops, interviews, speeches, and other audio from events led by our team. If you’d like to learn more about our mission, or support this podcast and NewGround’s work, please visit www.mjnewground.org.
15:51
May 21, 2020
Converting from Judaism to Judaism – with Ingrid
This week’s episode is from NewGround’s 2014 Spotlight Storytelling. Our speaker is named Ingrid and her story is entitled 'Converting from Judaism to Judaism'. NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change is a non-profit with a vision of an American society where Muslims and Jews are empowered to create lasting partnerships and engage in authentic communication and mutual cooperation. On this podcast, you’ll find a mix of our keynotes, workshops, interviews, speeches, and other audio from events led by our team. If you’d like to learn more about our mission, or support this podcast and NewGround’s work, please visit www.mjnewground.org.
13:25
May 14, 2020
Coming out as Muslim – with Houda Itani
This week’s episode is from NewGround’s 2014 Spotlight Storytelling. Our speaker is Houda Itani and her story is entitled 'Coming out as Muslim'. NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change is a non-profit with a vision of an American society where Muslims and Jews are empowered to create lasting partnerships and engage in authentic communication and mutual cooperation. On this podcast, you’ll find a mix of our keynotes, workshops, interviews, speeches, and other audio from events led by our team. If you’d like to learn more about our mission, or support this podcast and NewGround’s work, please visit www.mjnewground.org.
09:19
May 7, 2020
Why do we do what we do? (Rise to NewGround) – with Sariyah Idan
This week’s episode is from NewGround’s 2014 Spotlight Storytelling. Our speaker is Sariyah Idan, and her story asks, 'Why do we do what we do?'. NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change is a non-profit with a vision of an American society where Muslims and Jews are empowered to create lasting partnerships and engage in authentic communication and mutual cooperation. On this podcast, you’ll find a mix of our keynotes, workshops, interviews, speeches, and other audio from events led by our team. If you’d like to learn more about our mission, or support this podcast and NewGround’s work, please visit www.mjnewground.org.
09:44
April 2, 2020
Being Both Secular and Orthodox – with Michael Schoenfeld
This week’s episode is from NewGround’s 2014 Spotlight Storytelling. Our speaker is Michael Schoenfeld and his story is entitled 'Being Both Secular and Orthodox'. NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change is a non-profit with a vision of an American society where Muslims and Jews are empowered to create lasting partnerships and engage in authentic communication and mutual cooperation. On this podcast, you’ll find a mix of our keynotes, workshops, interviews, speeches, and other audio from events led by our team. If you’d like to learn more about our mission, or support this podcast and NewGround’s work, please visit www.mjnewground.org.
08:37
March 26, 2020
Spiritual Reflections in Hollywood – with Ibrahim Ashmawey
This week’s episode is from NewGround’s 2014 Spotlight Storytelling. Our speaker is Ibrahim Ashmawey and his story is entitled “Spiritual Reflections in Hollywood.” NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change is a non-profit with a vision of an American society where Muslims and Jews are empowered to create lasting partnerships and engage in authentic communication and mutual cooperation. On this podcast, you’ll find a mix of our keynotes, workshops, interviews, speeches, and other audio from events led by our team. If you’d like to learn more about our mission, or support this podcast and NewGround’s work, please visit www.mjnewground.org.
08:17
March 19, 2020
What Home Can Be – with Esther Kustanowitz
This week’s episode is from NewGround’s 2012 Spotlight Storytelling. Our speaker is Esther Kustanowitz and her story is entitled "What Home Can Be" NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change is a non-profit with a vision of an American society where Muslims and Jews are empowered to create lasting partnerships and engage in authentic communication and mutual cooperation. On this podcast, you’ll find a mix of our keynotes, workshops, interviews, speeches, and other audio from events led by our team. If you’d like to learn more about our mission, or support this podcast and NewGround’s work, please visit www.mjnewground.org.
10:28
March 12, 2020
Andrew, Andrew, Andrew – with Zehra Fazal
This week’s episode is from NewGround’s 2013 Spotlight Storytelling. Our speaker is Zehra Fazal and her story is entitled "Andrew, Andrew, Andrew." NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change is a non-profit with a vision of an American society where Muslims and Jews are empowered to create lasting partnerships and engage in authentic communication and mutual cooperation. On this podcast, you’ll find a mix of our keynotes, workshops, interviews, speeches, and other audio from events led by our team. If you’d like to learn more about our mission, or support this podcast and NewGround’s work, please visit www.mjnewground.org.
07:51
February 20, 2020
Making Sworn Enemies in Bible Study – with Cindy Kaplan
This week’s episode is from NewGround’s 2013 Spotlight Storytelling. Our speaker is Cindy Kaplan and her story is entitled "Making Sworn Enemies in Bible Study." NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change is a non-profit with a vision of an American society where Muslims and Jews are empowered to create lasting partnerships and engage in authentic communication and mutual cooperation. On this podcast, you’ll find a mix of our keynotes, workshops, interviews, speeches, and other audio from events led by our team. If you’d like to learn more about our mission, or support this podcast and NewGround’s work, please visit www.mjnewground.org.
07:02
February 13, 2020
Standing Up for Another is Standing Up for Yourself – with Iwari DeWess
This week’s episode is from NewGround’s 2013 Spotlight Storytelling. Our speaker is Iwari DeWess and his story is entitled "Standing Up for Another is Standing Up for Yourself." NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change is a non-profit with a vision of an American society where Muslims and Jews are empowered to create lasting partnerships and engage in authentic communication and mutual cooperation. On this podcast, you’ll find a mix of our keynotes, workshops, interviews, speeches, and other audio from events led by our team. If you’d like to learn more about our mission, or support this podcast and NewGround’s work, please visit www.mjnewground.org.
06:31
February 7, 2020
The Night I Died – with Greg Levine
This week’s episode is from NewGround’s 2013 Spotlight Storytelling. Our speaker is Greg Levine and his story is entitled "The Night I Died." NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change is a non-profit with a vision of an American society where Muslims and Jews are empowered to create lasting partnerships and engage in authentic communication and mutual cooperation. On this podcast, you’ll find a mix of our keynotes, workshops, interviews, speeches, and other audio from events led by our team. If you’d like to learn more about our mission, or support this podcast and NewGround’s work, please visit www.mjnewground.org.
10:45
January 30, 2020
How Do You Remove The Seeds? – with Yasser Jeelani
This week’s episode is from NewGround’s 2012 Spotlight Storytelling. Our speaker is Yasser Jeelani and his story is entitled "How Do You Remove The Seeds?" NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change is a non-profit with a vision of an American society where Muslims and Jews are empowered to create lasting partnerships and engage in authentic communication and mutual cooperation. On this podcast, you’ll find a mix of our keynotes, workshops, interviews, speeches, and other audio from events led by our team. If you’d like to learn more about our mission, or support this podcast and NewGround’s work, please visit www.mjnewground.org.
10:17
January 24, 2020
Cadillacs and Orange Trees – with Julia Moss
This week’s episode is from NewGround’s 2012 Spotlight Storytelling. Our speaker is a NewGround fellowship alum, Julia Moss, and her story is entitled “Cadillacs and Orange Trees.” NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change is a non-profit with a vision of an American society where Muslims and Jews are empowered to create lasting partnerships and engage in authentic communication and mutual cooperation. On this podcast, you’ll find a mix of our keynotes, workshops, interviews, speeches, and other audio from events led by our team. If you’d like to learn more about our mission, or support this podcast and NewGround’s work, please visit www.mjnewground.org.
08:52
January 16, 2020
This is the Deep South – with Amir Abdullah
This week’s episode is from NewGround’s 2012 Spotlight Storytelling. Our speaker is a NewGround fellowship alum, Amir Abdullah, and his story is entitled “This is the Deep South.” NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change is a non-profit with a vision of an American society where Muslims and Jews are empowered to create lasting partnerships and engage in authentic communication and mutual cooperation. On this podcast, you’ll find a mix of our keynotes, workshops, interviews, speeches, and other audio from events led by our team. If you’d like to learn more about our mission, or support this podcast and NewGround’s work, please visit www.mjnewground.org.
07:28
January 9, 2020
Escape from Torah Camp – with Melanie Zoey Weinstein
This week’s episode takes us back to NewGround’s 2012 Spotlight Storytelling – almost 8 years ago! Our speaker is Melanie Zoey Weinstein and her story is entitled “Escape from Torah Camp.” NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change is a non-profit with a vision of an American society where Muslims and Jews are empowered to create lasting partnerships and engage in authentic communication and mutual cooperation. On this podcast, you’ll find a mix of our keynotes, workshops, interviews, speeches, and other audio from events led by our team. If you’d like to learn more about our mission, or support this podcast and NewGround’s work, please visit www.mjnewground.org.
10:35
January 2, 2020
In Search of Self & Belonging – with Tasneem Noor
This week’s episode is from NewGround’s 2013 Spotlight Storytelling program. Our speaker is NewGround’s program co-director Tasneem Noor. Tasneem had titled her story “In Search of Self & Belonging.” NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change is a non-profit with a vision of an American society where Muslims and Jews are empowered to create lasting partnerships and engage in authentic communication and mutual cooperation. On this podcast, you’ll find a mix of our keynotes, workshops, interviews, speeches, and other audio from events led by our team. If you’d like to learn more about our mission, or support this podcast and NewGround’s work, please visit www.mjnewground.org.
10:08
December 27, 2019
In Search of Conversation and More – with Andrea Hodos
This week’s episode takes us back to NewGround’s Spotlight Storytelling program from 2013. Our speaker is NewGround’s program co-director Andrea Hodos. The story Andrea shared is aptly titled: “Smart Jewish Woman in Search of Smart Muslim Woman for Conversation and More.” NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change is a non-profit with a vision of an American society where Muslims and Jews are empowered to create lasting partnerships and engage in authentic communication and mutual cooperation. On this podcast, you’ll find a mix of our keynotes, workshops, interviews, speeches, and other audio from events led by our team. If you’d like to learn more about our mission, or support this podcast and NewGround’s work, please visit www.mjnewground.org.
08:12
December 27, 2019
Aziza Hasan's Speech at the L.A. Vigil for Tree of Life Synagogue
This past weekend there were a number of vigils organized throughout greater Los Angeles. NewGround Change-makers, Muslims, Jews, and allies from many other communities came together to mourn and show up for each other. NewGround's Executive Director Aziza Hasan, along wiht other faith leaders, spoke during the vigil organized in Los Angeles. Here is the audio from her speech.
03:00
October 30, 2018