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Make Your Voice Heard on High: Prayer and Fasting in a Time of Loss
March 04, 2021
We explore the benefits of prayer, fasting, sacrifice, and reflection with best-selling author and Father James Martin, and Jack Gordon, host of the radio show “Interfaith-ish.” Both made spiritual migrations in their lives -- Father Martin from a corporate desk to the Jesuit brothers and Gordon from Judaism to the Baha’i faith. 
Everyone Can Pray: Father James Martin on Talking to God March 04, 2021
In his new book, “Learning to Pray,” Jesuit priest and bestselling author Father James Martin charts an approach to prayer that is not just for Catholics, or even for Christians, but is for everyone. He describes the solace prayer can bring in tough times, like our current pandemic, and acknowledges that prayer, like anything, takes commitment, practice, and perseverance.
 
Jack Gordon at WOWD Takoma Park Radio
The Fasting Rituals and Prayer Life of Baha'i Jack Gordon March 09, 2021
Interfaith activist Jack Gordon was raised Jewish but migrated to the Bahá'í faith in his early adulthood. Currently in the middle of a 19-day period of fasting, prayer, and study, he talks about how the Bahá’i tenet of the oneness of all human beings and the value of all faiths speaks to the pandemic and this time of loss. This year Gordon is hosting a series of 19 virtual Instagram Live conversations after breaking the fast at sunset.  He has invited interfaith collaborators to reflect on the meaning of a passage from the Hidden Words, a book of verses written in 1858 by the faith’s founder, Bahá’u’llah. Host Ambereen Khan joined Gordon on Sunday, March 7th on the @interfaith-ish live feed.