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This interview is with Shadia Igram, founder and executive director of Muslim Space in Austin, TX. Shadia speaks about how her experience growing up in a close and vibrant American Muslim community inspired her to create Muslim Space. She talks about…

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The interview is with Nabil Yazdani, a member of the Austin Baháʼí community’s Spiritual Assembly. Nabil talks about growing up in Suriname and his experience of moving to the United States for college, then settling in Austin. He discusses how…

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This interview is with Miguel Robles who grew up in California and moved to Houston, Texas at a young age. Miguel attended the University of Texas at Austin, studying communications and interned at the Institute for Diversity of Civic Life. After…

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This interview is with Itzel Garcia, an indigenous Mexican-American who works in cultural education. Having grown up as part of a migrant family living in The Valley, Itzel speaks about how police brutality, alienation from American culture, and the…

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This interview is with Marialena Cristerna, who is a pastor in Eagle Pass, Texas. Marialena has been preaching to an Episcopalian congregation for 23 years between the border of Texas and Mexico. Her community outreach includes frequent trips to…

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This interview is with Daryl Horton, a minister at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Daryl discusses helping students sustain their faith and community through the pandemic and transitioning his congregation to church in this time. He talks about his…

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This interview is with Reverend Dr. Neil Thomas. Reverend Dr. Neil Thomas is a well known reverend who has served as a pastor in the United Kingdom, Los Angeles, CA and Dallas, TX. Reverend Thomas is currently the pastor for the Cathedral of Hope in…

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This interview is with Rene Slataper, who is currently seeking a ministry license and ordination at Chicago Theological Seminary. He shares his upbringing in San Antonio, coming from a military town and navigating his identity at a young age. Rene…

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This interview is with Mary Wilson, a retired pastor and teacher who discusses her experiences from both occupations. Mary grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and has a background in education, first teaching junior high and later serving as an instructor…

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This interview is with Amanda Quraishi, a Muslim convert and activist in Austin, Texas. Quraishi discusses her journey of converting to Islam and her story of becoming an activist within the community and beyond. She shares her perspective on the…
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