Zahir Interviews Easton Cowboys/girls & The Villages Group

Manager of Salaam Shalom Media, Zahir Malik interviews Vanessa Gonzales and Tom from the Easton Cowboys and Cowgirls, and also interviews Palestinian Hamed Qawasme and Israeli Irelia from The Villages Group February 2011

http://www.eastoncowboys.org.uk/
http://villagesgroup.wordpress.com/

Podcast 24: Muslim Women as Peacemakers

This is the second in the ‘Women in Islam’ series hosted by Majida Khan.

This podcast brings to light three stories of Muslim women, who keep their faith and femininity fully intact while carrying out dynamic peacemaking initiatives on numerous levels – international, national, community and even at home.

Meet Saida…a young French woman who determinately defends her faith as well as her civil rights when confronted with discrimination for her hijab.

Meet Tameem..an Iraqi academic in peacemaking as well as a witness to each of the recent wars in Iraq….learn from how she remained committed to peacemaking…even in the most dire circumstances…

Meet Anjum…a British Muslim and interfaith dialogue pioneer….how she chose to proactively deal with preventing violent extremism as well as its resultant discrimination..

Join presenter Majida Islam Khan on the 2nd of this series, as she get’s inspired from these real stories as well as learning from scholarly commentators on the unique role of women as peacemakers!

Music Credits:

‘Make a Prayer’ and ‘We will Never Submit’ – from the album ‘My Ummah’ by Sami Yusuf.

Podcast 17: Faith and Sexuality

Presented by volunteer presenters: Tal, Lisa, Javid and Edson.

(Lisa Saffron writes…)

“True to our mission, Radio Salaam Shalom brings Jews and Muslims together to celebrate, debate and share issues that shape our daily lives.

“One of the questions we use to start a dialogue is “What are you most proud of about being Jewish or Muslim?” For me the answer is clear – I’m most proud of my Jewish community’s acceptance of my lesbian sexuality.

“Now sexuality is a topic we’ve never covered in our 3 years of broadcasting so I wasn’t sure what kind of dialogue we’d have if I mentioned the L word. Four people representing the 3 Abrahamic faiths gathered in the Salaam Shalom studio to listen to Rabbi Elizabeth Tikvah Sarah (Brighton & Hove Liberal Synagogue) and to take part in a stimulating and lively dialogue”.