Host Edina Lekovic talks to one of her original co-conspirators in community transformation, about their powerful “meeting the moment” experience over the past decade.
AZIZA HASAN is Executive Director and co-founder of NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change, which has been transforming L.A.’s Muslim and Jewish communities through the power of relationships among broad political and religious spectrum of Muslims, Jews, and their institutions. It reaches hundreds of thousands of people each year with its fellowships, public programs and digital presence.
She served on President Obama’s Faith Based & Neighborhood Advisory Council and was named one of 50 non-profit leaders “quietly changing the world” by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
In this conversation, Aziza explains why choosing curiosity over assumptions is the most powerful choice we can make during conflict.
Plus, Aziza shares why feels she was born into the work of inter-religious community building through conflict transformation and we reflect on our decade of bringing people together for difficult conversations and relational resilience.
More about Aziza & NewGround:
- TEDx Talk: The Courage of Choosing Curiosity
- Sermon at the Women’s Mosque of America
- Ozy: Aziza Hasan Builds Muslim-Jewish Partnerships
- NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change
- Facebook: /MJNewGround
- Twitter: @azizahasan @MJNewGround
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