Our Story

The Abrahamic House A 501(c)(3) organization is the brainchild of Mohammed Al Samawi, author of The Fox Hunt, his autobiography. Mohammed’s personal journey, from war-torn Yemen to the United States, led him from harboring a deep suspicion of other faiths to becoming a world-renowned peace advocate. A critical powerful encounter with a teacher challenged him to learn about the Bible and Judaism, rerouting him from a path of likely violence toward global interfaith activism. Mohammed’s journey ultimately saved his life, when, in 2015, four American strangers–Jewish, Christian, and Muslim–helped rescue him from militant groups in Yemen.

The work that Mohammed began in Yemen is far from finished. Mohammed remains committed to the exchange and education of core values that define our religious traditions and hopes to advance this work through the Abrahamic House. The board of the Abrahamic House is comprised of diverse leaders in the faith, peace, justice, and entrepreneurship fields. Abrahamic House fellows hail from Muslim, Jewish, Christian and Baha’i faiths, with a diversity of cultural and religious practices.

Our Vision

The foundation of all Abrahamic religions rests on the values of peace, justice, and compassion.
- Our vision is to create a community where people have the opportunity to challenge each other to break ingrained stereotypes, to learn from one another, and to make an impact together.
- We believe that action based on our shared values can build the world we dream of.
- We believe breaking down walls and living collectively is the most effective way to accomplish our vision of community, and to prevent and rectify hate and injustice.

Mission

Our mission is to build sustainable interfaith learning and action across Muslim, Jewish, Bahai and Christian communities in order to foster an environment of respect, justice, and social change.
- Nothing can replace a human-to-human connection.
- We believe that it is possible to change an individual’s harmful prejudices, which leads to a restorative and empowering shift in their community.
- By crafting new intentional spiritual communities, The Abrahamic House will lead to transformative relationships, from ignorance and distrust to solidarity and service.

Our Team

Mohammed AL Samawi

Founder, Director

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Maia Ferdman

Program Manager

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By investing in the Abrahamic House, you are helping empower and inspire young adults to create people-to-people community, grounded in creating local sustainable bonds and focused on addressing global injustices. Where we care about real human connection and human change through participant leadership.

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