Fund for New Leadership (FNL) announces new cohort including Mohammed Al Samawi.
FNL Cohort Press Release
“Gathering, Not Othering”
Interfaith-ish Podcast
ADL Honors Interfaith Activist, Yemeni Refugee and Author Mohammed AL Samawi With Daniel Pearl Award
Mohammed is interviewed by his friend Rainn Wilson for Baha’i Blog!
Baha’i Blog
The fellows are interviewed for Alhurra TV
Alhurra TV
“Abrahamic Houses: Urban hubs for interfaith understanding”
Department of State ShareAmerica
“Abrahamic House brings its brand of coexistence to DC”
Baltimore Jewish Times

Story also published in Washington Jewish Week

“Building an interfaith oasis in the nation’s capital”
Jewish Insider
“‘Gathering Not Othering’ Under One Roof”
Interfaith Youth Core
“Mohammed Al Samawi – Author, The Fox Hunt”
Humanity Rising Voices Podcast
“What four strangers of different faiths learned while living together during a pandemic”
Religion News Service

“Aside from hosting these events, living under the same roof also enabled the fellows to have nuanced conversations about issues unraveling around them. They said they spoke often about how to best look out for each other’s safety during the pandemic, what it means for a Black person to live through the social upheaval they were experiencing, and how Muslim and Jewish people face Islamophobia and anti-Semitism. Race and religion and religious oppression were common issues of discussion.”

“Four roommates of different faiths face a pandemic together”
AP News

“The four roommates, known as “fellows,” maintain their day jobs but agree to live under the same roof in a co-living and co-creating space for one to two years to learn from one another’s traditions and to organize and host interfaith events and programs for the public. Their shared mantra: “gathering not othering.”

Story also posted in the following media outlets: Southeast Iowa Union, San Antonio Express-News on PressReader, The Oklahoman, Federal News Network , and Religion News Service

“Interfaith Communal Living Project Finds New Ways to Co-Exist Under Quarantine”
The Jewish Journal

“Trying to bring people together to talk through difference and conflict, the bridge-building profession … it’s one of the fields or realms that is suffering right now,” Ferdman said. “But it’s also an area for innovation and the fellows are doing that —  [discovering] how do you come together across differences, how do you learn together when you can’t physically be together?”

Story also posted in the following media outlets: Washington Post, Middle down Press, The Christian Century, 1310 news and more.

Abrahamic House, a Home for Four Faiths

“An interfaith cohousing: living together under the same roof, not by chance, but by choice. And not living in the sense of merely existing side by side, but in that of doing  together: sharing, learning, celebrating. To be flatmates, but also partners who share a common vision: making the “other” a little less other.” 

“Abilene speaker Al Samawi’s talk based on his book ‘Fox Hunt'”
Abilene Reporter News
“The Yom Kippur lesson I learned from a Muslim man.” Los Angeles Times