Spotlight Champion Of Compassion: Interfaith Amigos
Imam Jamal Rahman, Pastor Don Mackenzie, and Rabbi Ted Falcon — the Interfaith Amigos — started working together after 9/11. Since then, they have brought their unique blend of spiritual wisdom and humor to audiences all over the U.S., as well as Canada, Israel-Palestine, and Japan.
You will see why these three extraordinary men are champions of compassion and global teachers on embodying Interfaith below in one of there Ted Talks.
The Interfaith Amigos present a crucial message in their unique humorous style, helping participants appreciate the promise and the problems of the interfaith experience. Since 9/11 we have had the good fortune to work closely with Rabbi Ted Falcon, Imam Jamal Rahman, and Don Mackenzie who have come to be known as the “Interfaith Amigos”. They have helped many recognize the pitfalls while learning and understanding how to engage with people who walk on different faiths and carry different beliefs. Finding the unity in diversity that comes from appreciating different nationalities and cultures is a critical skill of our time. Through their books, presentations, and workshops the Interfaith Amigos are a cultural treasure offering wisdom and guidance in learning how to bridge this divide.
We are honored to pass the Compassion Torch to the Interfaith Amigos for their leadership and partnership in creating a more just, peaceful and sustainable world.
The Interfaith Amigos started working together after 9/11. Since then, they have brought their unique blend of spiritual wisdom and humor to audiences in the US, Canada, Israel-Palestine, and Japan. Their first book, Getting to the Heart of Interfaith (Skylight Paths, 2009), brought the Interfaith Amigos international attention with coverage from the New York Times, CBS News, the BBC and various NPR programs. Karen Armstrong calls their “exuberant and courageous” second book, Religion Gone Astray: What We Found at the Heart of Interfaith (Skylight Paths, 2011), “an inspiration and example for all of us in these sadly polarized times.”
Check out there most recent book from 2016,
“Spiritual practices can give advocates for social change greater success in their pursuits, and concrete actions in the world can deepen the experience of spiritual seekers. We can maximize positive personal, social, and environmental change by supporting activism with spiritual practices, and we can encourage spiritual seekers to recognize that true spirituality demands action. We all want greater peace, and that requires both inner and outer action.”