SHALOM. SALAAM. PEACE OF MIND. PODCAST

Shalom Salaam
Peace of Mind

A Podcast by Jews and Muslims

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From the Pittsburgh Tree of Life Synagogue, to the Christchurch Mosque shootings, to the Mosque fire in Escondido and the Passover Poway attack, our interfaith bridge-building fellowship cohort has been bookended by tragedies. This video explores unique challenges and similarities that Muslims and Jews face, as we work to address mental health in our communities for the Change-Maker project. 


We hope this video serves as the start of very important conversation.

EPISODE ONE: MENTAL HEALTH

Rabbi Jill Zimmerman and Zariah Horton on mental well-being in Muslim and Jewish communities.  A conversation about how people view mental health, the stigma, crisis of faith vis-à-vis depression and anxiety. The two offer ideas on the role of mental health in communities, relate to the holy scriptures, experiences of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, they also share personal stories. 

EPISODE TWO: MARGINALIZED GROUPS

Throughout history folks fall into identities that are marginalized from the majority groups.  In this episode five current and former fellows engage in round table discussions about their experiences of marginalization and intersectionality within the Jewish and Muslim communities.

EPISODE Three: islamophobia & antisemitism

Societal Antisemitism and Islamophobia negatively affect the mental health of Jews and Muslims domestically and across the globe. In this three-part episode, we unravel the ideas behind Antisemitism, Islamophobia, and discuss their various permutations over the course of history to the modern day. 


EPISODE FOUR: PROTECTIVE FACTORS

In episode four, Muslim and Jewish podcasters vulnerably share  the risk factors they are affected by and protective factors that have supported them on their life journey, including spirituality and access to affordable and local mental healthcare. 

EPISODE FIVE: RESOURCES for MENTAL WELL-BEING

Panel discussion with practitioners in three different communities. Panelists enlightened listeners on what is a 'good therapist', and successful therapy, while factoring in layers of religious, cultural, racial, sexual orientation, gender identity differences, and hatred in society.