The Crescent Report

June 3, 2008

MAS Freedom Executive Director Joins Interfaith Panel for “Religion in the 2008 Election” Forum June 4

Filed under: American-Politics — Tags: , — Imam Mahdi Bray @ 4:42 pm

MAS Freedom Executive Director, Mahdi Bray, will participate in a special public forum entitled “Religion in the 2008 Election” at 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 4, presented by WAMU 88.5, “Interfaith Voices”, and All Souls Unitarian Church, in Washington, D.C.

Maureen Fiedler, host of “Interfaith Voices”, will moderate a discussion of the “faith factor” in the 2008 election campaign, supported by a panel of public figures who span the spectrum of ideas and political views. The discussion will be edited for broadcast on WAMU 88.5 during the regular “Interfaith Voices” timeslot at 3 p.m., Sunday, June 15.

American University’s radio station since 1961, WAMU 88.5 is the leading public radio station for NPR news and information in the greater Washington, D.C., area with more than 650,000 listeners in the region.

“Interfaith Voices” is an independent public radio show providing engaging and informative discussion on the key public issues of our day through the lenses of many different faith perspectives. The program fosters religious tolerance and educates its listeners on the broad diversity of religious traditions and viewpoints in the United States, Canada, and around the world. Its purpose is to promote interfaith understanding through dialogue.

Confirmed participants on the interfaith panel include Dr. Richard Land, President of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention; Rev. Dr. Welton Gaddy, leader of The Interfaith Alliance and The Interfaith Alliance Foundation, and host of “State of Belief”, a weekly radio show on AirAmerica; Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland and author of “Failing America’s Faithful: How Today’s Churches are Mixing God with Politics and Losing their Way;” Imam Madhi Bray, Executive Director of the Muslim American Society’s MAS Freedom; Dr. Kenyatta R. Gilbert, Assistant Professor of Homiletics at Howard University School of Divinity; and Dr. Keith Pavlischek, a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

All Souls Unitarian Church located at 16th and Harvard Streets in northwest Washington, D.C. The panel discussion will be held at All Souls Unitarian Church, 1500 Harvard St., NW, to be followed by a reception in nearby Pierce Hall. The closest Metro stop is the Columbia Heights station, and paid parking is available in the underground parking garage at 14th and Irving streets beneath Target.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit


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