The Interfaith Amigos


Known for their unique blend of spiritual wisdom and humor, Imam Jamal Rahman, Pastor Don Mackenzie and Rabbi Ted Falcon share why interfaith dialogue is so critically important in our world, and how each of their Abrahamic traditions both support as well as inhibit that deeper dialogue.

The Interfaith Amigos present a crucial message in their unique humorous style, helping participants appreciate the promise and the problems of the interfaith experience. With Pastor Don now living in Minneapolis, Pastor Dave Brown, of Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Tacoma, joins Rabbi Ted and Imam Jamal for many local programs, as one of the Pacific Northwest Interfaith Amigos.

With their willingness to openly address the usual taboos of interfaith dialogue—the “awkward parts of each tradition—the Interfaith Amigos create a more authentic conversation, between themselves and with their audiences, giving people an opportunity to step more fully into the rich promise of the interfaith experience.

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Photos of the book launch by Andrew Goodman.
Other photos by Ruth Neuwald Falcon

To access the
Amazing Faiths Questions for Interfaith Dialogue
referred to in their second book, click here.

To discuss setting up a program in your area, please email

Pacific NW Interfaith Amigos

Sunday, August 21, 1:30 PM
The Bridge, International CARAVAN Exhibition of Interfaith Works
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
147 NW 19th Avenue, Portland, Oregon

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral is hosting an exhibition of 47 premier Arab, Persian and Jewish contemporary artists from 15 countries of Muslim, Christian and Jewish traditions.

The Pacific Northwest Interfaith Amigos are honored to be the presenters on the final day of this ground-breaking exhibition, made possible by CARAVAN, an international peace-building arts non-profit.

Admission is free. Free will offerings are gratefully accepted. All are welcome.

Interfaith Amigos

Thursday, September 22
Keynote Events for the 30 Days of Peace 2016, Alpena, Michigan

  1.     11 AM Workshop: Creating Trust in an Interfaith Environment

  2.      2 PM Workshop: The Value of a Core Teaching

  3.     7 PM Keynote Address: Challenges to Interfaith Cooperation

For more information, or call 989-657-9474.

In conjunction with the Interfaith Amigos’s visit to Alpena, groups have formed to discuss their book Religion Gone Astray: What We Found at the Heart of Interfaith. More information on the Interfaith Amigos-Alpena Facebook page.

Upcoming Appearances

  1. In the book, the Interfaith Amigos explore spirituality and interfaith dialogue as tools to help heal our personal wounds, societal injustices, and the environment.

  1. The Interfaith Amigos at the launch of their third book, Finding Peace Through Spiritual Practice, at Seattle’s University Book Store, August 10, 2016.

  1. Imam Jamal, Pastor Don and Rabbi Ted offer practical exercises to help prevent burnout, heal despair, and foster sustainable involvement in activist causes.