The Interfaith Amigos


Known for their unique blend of spiritual wisdom and humor, Imam Jamal Rahman, Pastor Don Mackenzie and Rabbi Ted Falcon openly address the usual taboos of interfaith dialogue — the “awkward” parts of each tradition — in order to create a more authentic conversation. With Pastor Don now living in Minneapolis, Pastor Dave Brown of Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Tacoma, Don's colleague and friend, has joined Rabbi Ted and Imam Jamal for most local programs as one of the Pacific Northwest Interfaith Amigos.

In their presentations, the Interfaith Amigos 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.

© 2016, The Interfaith Amigos, All Rights Reserved

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

“They came to their interfaith mission with an abiding sense that their three religions overlap and intersect, and that all religions encourage believers to awaken to a universal force, open their hearts, and transcend their egos to become more complete human beings.”

— from a feature article by Paula Hirschoff in Macalester Today.  

Pacific NW Interfaith Amigos

  1. Sunday, July 24, Suquamish UCC
    18732 Division Ave NE, Suquamish, WA.
          11 AM: Worship
          Noon: Potluck Lunch
           1 PM: Workshop and Q&A

    A donation of $20 for the afternoon activities is recommended, but not required.
    Co-sponsored by Unity of North Kitsap and Bainbridge Island/North Kitsap Interfaith Council.

  2. 7:30 PM, Friday, August 5, 7:30 PM, Temple Beth Hatfiloh
    201 8th Ave SE, Olympia, WA.
    Sponsored by Unity of Olympia.

Interfaith Amigos

  1. 3 – 4 PM, Tuesday, August 9 Keynote Speakers at the Closing Plenary Session of Seattle University Conference: Just Sustainability – Hope for the Commons
    Confronting the climate crisis now before us calls for collaboration, exchange of ideas, and exploration of solutions by academics and practitioners across every discipline. The conference dates are August 7-9. Details and registration information here.  

  2. 7 PM, Wednesday, August 10, University Book Store.
    Join the Interfaith Amigos in Seattle for the launch of their third book!

Upcoming Appearances