Breaking The Silence For The #Rohingya

B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon talk about the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar in this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. This week, B.C. Dodge & Mordant welcome a guest from Myanmar. His voice has been changed to protect his identity, and the podcast introduces him just as ‘Mr. R’. For anyone who is unfamiliar with […]

Protecting Women and Girls in #Liberia

B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon talk to Dr. Robert Radtke, President of Episcopal Relief and Development, in this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. In this week’s discussion, B.C. Dodge & Mordant talk with Robert Radtke about Episcopal Relief and Development’s new initiative with IRUSA to reduce gender-based violence in Liberia. Dr. Radtke is […]

UNRWA & IRUSA: A Partnership of Hope for #Palestinian #Refugees

B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon talk to Misbah Sheikh from UNRWA in this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. This week B.C. Dodge & Mordant welcome Misbah Sheikh, Chief of the Private Partnerships Division at the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). In her role, Misbah manages […]

To #Vote or Not to #Vote

B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon are joined by Sharif Aly, Hoda Hawa and Sarah Cochran for this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. This week B.C. Dodge & Mordant welcome three community leaders who are working to educate the public on the importance of voting. With election season in full swing, Sharif Aly from […]

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 […]

Responding to a Global #Refugee Crisis

B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon talk to Melanie Nezer from HIAS in this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. This week, B.C. & Mordant welcome Melanie Nezer, the Vice President of Policy and Advocacy for the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS). In her role, she is helping the cause of refugee resettlement in major ways. […]

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. […]