Interview concerning backlash towards Muslims
Imam Jamal Doudi was interviewed on NBC TV26 following the terrorist attacks in Paris (Nov. 13, 2015).
Statement in response to shooting at Paris magazine office, Jan 7, 2015
We strongly condemn this brutal and cowardly attack and reiterate our repudiation of any such assault on freedom of speech, even speech that mocks faiths and religious figures. The proper response to such attacks on the freedoms we hold dear is not to vilify any faith, but instead to marginalize extremists of all backgrounds who seek to stifle freedom and to create or widen societal divisions.
We offer sincere condolences to the families and loved ones of those killed or injured in this attack. We also call for the swift apprehension of the perpetrators, who should be punished to the full extent of the law.
Opening Remarks By Andy Reese November 22,2013
The Interfaith Fellowship of August was formed to bring together people of different faiths to promote dialogue, understanding and mutual respect, to foster development of personal relationships, and to celebrate our common values and the diversity of our humanity. Read More
Articles about IFFA:
"Interfaith Fellowship of Augusta Showcases Sounds of Faith," Augusta Chronicle, Sat May 24, 2014
"Faith Leaders Discuss their Concepts of Faith," Augusta Chronicle, Sat Nov 23, 2013
"A Call to Followers of All Faiths," Augusta Chronicle, Thurs Sept 30, 2010
Articles by and about our members:
"Travel Ban is Troubling", By IFFA members, Augusta Chronicle February 11, 2017
"Bridge-Building Began with the Prophets", by Imam Mohammad Jamal Daoudi, Augusta Chronicle, Dec 30, 2016
"Islamic Calendar Begins New Year", by Imam Mohammad Jamal Daoudi, Augusta Chronicle, Oct 21, 2016.
"Man Finds Peace as Quaker and Buddhist", Aiken Standard, Oct 8, 2016.
"Patience is Religious, Worldly Necessity" by Imam Mohammad Jamal Daoudi, Augusta Chronicle, Fri June 26, 2015
"Daoudi: Quran Calls for Dialogue among Faiths" by Imam Mohammad Jamal Daoudi, Augusta Chronicle, Fri May 1, 2015
"Abandoning Hate Speech and Opening Dialogue is Key to Understanding", by Imam Mohammad Jamal Daoudi and Ellen Francis, Augusta Chronicle, Sun June 8, 2014
"Focusing on Giving Thanks", by Imam Mohammad Jamal Daoudi, Augusta Chronicle, Fri Nov 22, 2013
"Muslims Prepare for Pilgrimage Season, Festival", by Imam Mohammad Jamal Daoudi, Augusta Chronicle, Fri Oct 11, 2013
"Imam: Islam is a Religion of Peace", by Imam Mohammad Jamal Daoudi, Augusta Chronicle, Fri June 7, 2013
"What does jihad really mean to most Muslims?" by Imam Mohammad Jamal Daoudi, Augusta Chronicle, Fri Sept 26, 2014
Essays on faith, by Imam Jamal Daoudi:
"Islam's Central Concept: Peace"
"Many Misunderstand Verses from Holy Quran"
"A Muslim Call for Hope: Living as Faithful People in a Violent Age"
"Quranic Passages on War Misinterpreted"
"Last Catholic Mass held at Trinity Hospital of Augusta"
"Parliament of World Religions Call to Stand with Faith against Rising Hate"