Baltimore’s Voice: A Chat with Tariq Touré

B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon are joined by Tariq Touré, a poet and activist from Baltimore, at the IRUSA Grand Iftar for this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. Today B.C. & Mordant welcome Tariq Touré: poet, writer, journalist, activist and humanitarian born and raised in West Baltimore. His interview was recorded at the IRUSA […]

Lifting Souls through Conscious Art

 B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon are joined by local musician and community activist Khalil Ismail for this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. At a time when hate and intolerance seem to be steadily rising, podcast guests like Khalil Ismail remind us of the power of positivity and the importance of promoting good works […]

Resettlement & The Resilience of Refugees

B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon welcome Kristyn Peck from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. This week, B.C. & Mordant chat with Kristyn Peck. Kristyn is the Associate Director of Children’s Services for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Migration and Refugee Services. If […]

Walking for Water in Dadaab

B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon talk to Belkacem Nahi, IRUSA’s Mid-Atlantic manager, about his recent trip to Dadaab in this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. This week, B.C. & Mordant welcome Belkacem Nahi to shed light on the water crisis in Africa as the annual Islamic Relief USA Walk for Water approaches. The […]

Behind the Music: Channeling Faith Through Art

B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon chat with Alman Nusrat about his journey as a musician in this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. This week, B.C. & Mordant welcome singer, songwriter, poet and writer Alman Nusrat. The Connecticut-born artist channels his faith through his music, and has been doing so since the age of 12. […]

Stories from the Field: Responding to the Louisiana Disaster

B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon talk to Islamic Relief USA’s Disaster Response Team Manager Hani Hamwi in this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. This week B.C. & Mordant welcome Islamic Relief USA’s Disaster Response Team Manager Hani Hamwi to talk about the Louisiana flood response. Partnering his team with the American Red Cross, […]

Fighting Hunger With Faith

B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon chat with Reverend David Beckmann about ending hunger in this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. This week, B.C. & Mordant welcome President of Bread for the World David Beckmann — not to be confused with soccer legend David Beckham. “He’s the sexy football player, I’m the aging clergyman,” he […]

Vehicles of Change: Linda Sarsour and Imam Mohamed Magid

B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon are joined by Linda Sarsour and Mohamed Hag Magid at the IRUSA Grand Iftar for this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. An activist and an imam walk into an iftar, and the result is an awesome double header podcast. Today’s episode features none other than “champion of change” […]

Spirituality And Service In Islam

  B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon  talk to Sheikh Hassan Lachheb at Islamic Relief USA’s Grand Iftar in this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. Sheikh Hassan Lachheb, the resident scholar of the Muslim Community of Knoxville and the spearheading faculty member of the Tayseer Seminary, joined B.C. & Mordant before he took the […]

Voices of Empowerment: On the Road with MPAC

B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon talk to staff from the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) and a local imam at the MPAC Empowering Voices Gala Award Ceremony in this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. This week, Carl and Mordant take the podcast on the road! They visit the Muslim Public Affairs Council […]