Published: Nov. 27, 2013

The second episode of our radio show Sacred Lines aired on KGNU on November 27, 2012. It was produced by Samira Rajabi, Kristin Peterson and Hugo Cordova.

The episode explores the Muslims in the Mountain West project which chronicles the experiences of Muslims as they live and imagine their own Americanness. Guests include Dr. Nabil Echchaibi, Associate Director of the Center for Media Religion and Culture at CU Boulder, Dr. Ausma Khan, a PhD in human rights law, publisher of Muslim Girl Magazine and an up and coming mystery novelist, and Monir Ludin, a local activist and Chair of the Abrahamic Initiative Steering Committee, a local interfaith organization.

Ausma Khan is the editor in chief of Muslim Girl magazine, a bi-monthly publication that is the first magazine to target young Muslim women. She describes Muslim Girlas an opportunity to reshape the conversation about Muslim women in North America. Monir Ludin has been an active member of the Muslim community of Colorado since 1989. He is married and has four daughters. In his professional life he works for a global firm headquartered in Denver, Colorado. As part of his involvement in the community, in the past he has been involved with Colorado Muslims Society (the largest Islamic Center in Colorado) in various capacities including chair of the Education Committee, member of the Executive Committee and as member of the Board (Shura) of the center. He has also acted as a member of the board of the Colorado Muslim Council whose mission is to foster cooperation, collaboration and communication among the various Muslim organizations in Colorado. Monir Ludin has been and continues to be a member of the Steering Committee of Muslims Intent on Learning & Activism (MILA), which aims at getting Muslims involved in community service, interfaith dialogue and self-education. He has been a member of the Steering Committee of the Abrahamic Initiative since January 2009 and has been acting as the Chair of that committee since June 2010.

Sacred Lines is produced by CU’s Center for Media, Religion and Culture.

Special thanks to the research fellows of CMRC for their input and to Maeve Conran for her support.

Stream the episode. (Sacred Lines begins 1:40 into the program.)