Addressing MENA’s Youth Employment Crisis

B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon to Taleb Salhab and Saro Nakashian in this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. In this episode, B.C. & Mordant chat with Taleb Salhab and Saro Nakashian from Education for Employment. The organization started in 2006 in Gaza and now spans eight countries with a mission of creating job […]

More Than Numbers: #PayingAttention to #Syria

B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon talk to Tamir from Syria in this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. This week, B.C. and Mordant host a special episode of the podcast. This episode was not scheduled, but was pulled together at a moment’s notice when Tamir showed up to volunteer at the Islamic Relief USA […]

Muslim Youth and the Religious Literacy Gap

B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon talk to Hadia Mubarak in this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. This week B.C. & Mordant welcome Hadia Mubarak. Hadia is a lecturer on religion and gender at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and works with the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU). She joins […]

Friday fun…we work so hard 😂

We were playing around the office with our live streams, I felt left out so I jumped on Facebook Live!

Empowering Young Changemakers

B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon talk to Layan Okkeh and Vera Murad from TechGirls in this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. Today’s podcast welcomes its youngest guests to date. And yet, what the two international students lack in years, they make up for in determination, talent and heart. Layan Okkeh and Vera Murad, […]

Solidarity Amidst Suffering: The Aftermath Of The Orlando Attack

B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon talk to Hani Hamwi, Rasha Mubarak and Imam Azhar Subedar in this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. This week B.C. & Mordant are joined by Disaster Response Team Manager Hani Hamwi and two IRUSA volunteers, Rasha Mubarak and Imam Azhar Subedar. They were among the first responders following […]

IRUSA & Programs That Hit Home Part II

B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon talk to Minkailu Jalloh from IRUSA in this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. This week, B.C. & Mordant continue on to part two of an interview with Minkailu Jalloh, a U.S. Programs Specialist at IRUSA. In this episode, Minkailu continues to describe his experiences in the Programs Department. […]

IRUSA & Programs that Hit Home

B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon talk to Minkailu Jalloh from IRUSA in this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. This week B.C. & Mordant welcome Minkailu Jalloh, a U.S. Programs Specialist at IRUSA. In part one of this two-part interview, Minkailu takes listeners inside his role in the Programs department at IRUSA. The department […]

A Voice for #Muslims on #CapitolHill

B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon talk to Congressman Don Beyer in this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. In the heat of election season, it’s not always easy to find politicians who speak freely about defending the rights of Muslims. This week, B.C. & Mordant are joined by one congressman who does just that. The […]

Charity Week & The Power of Unity

B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon talk to Dr. Mohammed Wajid Akhter from Charity Week in this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. Never underestimate the wave-making power of just one person or, in this case, just one week. In this podcast, B.C. & Mordant interview the founder of Charity Week, a campaign of Islamic Relief […]