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Losing a Child to Extremism
What happens when your child joins a radical Islamic group? Christianne Boudreau discusses how her son was recruited to fight with ISIS in Syria, how she found out, and what she’s doing now to support families who have lost children to extremism. From 2016.

An imam and a researcher share new ideas on how to combat–even reverse–radicalization by groups like ISIS, using religious education and counter narratives. From 2016.

Click here to view the “Say No To Terror,” formerly “Terrorism Has No Religion,” video described in the interview.

Mohamed Magid, Imam at All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Center
Kurt Braddock, researcher of communication, terrorism and radicalization at Penn State University

This year, on November 4th, Sikhs around the world will celebrate the the birthday of the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak. We hear about his early life, his teachings, and his love for music. “Wherever he went, he sang,” Rajwant Singh tells us. From 2012.

Rajwant Singh, founder and chair of the Sikh Council on Religion and Education

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educate the public about the religious and ethical issues behind the headlines
explore the mystery of spiritual experience
welcome guests and listeners from a wide diversity of traditions, including those with no religion
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Interfaith Voices does not preach or proselytize, and is not affiliated with any religious organization. We are an independent public radio program, which means we produce and distribute the show ourselves. It also means we raise all our own funds, so we appreciate your generosity.

Long time listeners may have noticed that Interfaith Voices gets a new, full-time associate producer every year. They come to us from the Loretto Volunteer Program, a faith-based service program connected to The Loretto Community, the order of nuns our own Maureen hails from. Around the office, we call them simply “Lorettos,” and our newest is Melissa Feito.

Maureen Fiedler, host of Interfaith Voices


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