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Imam Jamal Rahman

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Imam Jamal Rahman, along with Pastor Don Mackenzie and Rabbi Ted Falcon -- now known as the <a href="http://interfaithamigos.com/Home.html" target="_hplink">Interfaith Amigos</a> -- started working together after 9/11. Since then, they have brought their unique blend of spiritual wisdom and humor to audiences in the U.S., Israel-Palestine and Japan. Their first book, "<a href="http://www.skylightpaths.com/page/product/978-1-59473-263-8" target="_hplink">Getting to the Heart of Interfaith</a>" (<a href="http://www.skylightpaths.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&amp;Store_Code=SP&amp;Product_Code=978-1-59473-263-8&amp;Category_Code=" target="_hplink">Skylight Paths</a>, 2009), brought the Interfaith Amigos international attention with coverage from the <em><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/24/us/24amigos.html" target="_hplink">New York Times</a></em>, <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6025338n" target="_hplink">CBS News</a> and various NPR stations. They appeared at <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPnZArtsG_c&amp;feature=youtu.be" target="_hplink">TEDxDU in the spring of 2011</a>. Their second book, "<a href="http://www.jewishlights.com/page/product/978-1-59473-317-8" target="_hplink">Religion Gone Astray: What We Found at the Heart of Interfaith</a>" (<a href="http://www.skylightpaths.com/page/product/978-1-59473-317-8" target="_hplink">Skylight Paths</a>), is being published in October. Their work is dedicated to supporting more effective interfaith dialogue that can bring greater collaboration on the major social and economic issues of our time.<br /> <br /> Rahman, a Muslim Sufi minister and co-founder of Seattle's Interfaith Community Church, is author of "<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Fragrance-Faith-Enlightened-Heart-Islam/dp/1904510086/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1313993465&amp;sr=1-1" target="_hplink">The Fragrance of Faith</a>" and "<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Out-Darkness-Into-Light-International/dp/0819223387/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1313993509&amp;sr=1-1" target="_hplink">Out of Darkness into Light</a>."