This episode's guest is interfaith family expert Susan Katz Miller (she/her). Susan is the author of two books for interfaith families: Being Both: Embracing Two Religions in One Interfaith Family and The Interfaith Family Journal. She is a former Newsweek correspondent and her writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, and many other publications.
Susan has spoken on interfaith families at Harvard Divinity School, Union Theological Seminary, Rabbis Without Borders, The Parliament of the World's Religions, and many other conferences, seminaries, universities and colleges, and religious communities, as well as on numerous podcasts. She is the founder of the Network of Interfaith Family Groups. She provides coaching and workshops supporting clergy, teachers, social workers, interfaith couples, and interfaith family members.
In this episode, Susan shares her story as the child of a Jewish-Christian interfaith home and as an interfaith parent herself, her research on Jewish-Christian interfaith families, and the beauty and benefits that interfaith people bring to the world. I’m especially excited for you to hear how Susan connects being interfaith to other marginalized identities and how being religiously “nonbinary” might help us transform the world.
I am also excited to share this episode with you because multiple guests on the podcast have mentioned Susan’s work as important resources in their journeys to understanding their identities as interfaith folks and members of interfaith families. Susan's work stands as some of the most enriching and thought-provoking perspective into the lived realities of people who grow up in and create interfaith homes, and it was truly my honor to have the opportunity to speak with her. This episode was recorded in August of 2022. I’m thrilled to finally share it with you.
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Written & produced by Addie Pazzynski