2012 Faith Forum Panelist: Mike Ghouse

Texas Public Faith Forum at Perkins School of Theology: Sept. 27, 2012

Forum Panelist:

Mike Ghouse is a speaker, thinker, writer and a futurist committed to building a Cohesive America, and offers pluralistic solutions to the media and the public on current issues. He is currently making a film called Americans Together building a cohesive America.

Mike is a frequent guest on Fox News, “The Hannity Show,” and on nationally syndicated shows including Dallas TV, print and radio networks, and occasional interviews on NPR.

Mr. Ghouse is a member of the Texas Faith Panel at The Dallas Morning News and writes about issues facing the nation every week. He writes for The Huffington Post regularly, and occasionally for The Washington Post and other daily newspapers and magazines around the world.

Two books are poised to be released this year on Pluralism and Islam in America. He has published over 1,000 articles, with 600 hours on Radio Talk shows addressing every religion and workshops on every religion as well. Mike is a collaborator and much of his work revolves around the subjects of pluralism, interfaith, politics, civic affairs, Islam, India, Israel, justice and peace.

He has spoken at international forums including the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions in Melbourne, Australia; the Middle East Peace Initiative in Jerusalem; and the International Leadership Conference in Hawaii, Chicago and Washington.

Mike was a commissioner for the City of Carrollton and president of many organizations including Home Owners Association, North Texas Cricket Association, and a board member of several non-profits such as the Dallas Peace Center.

He has been managing the Foundation for Pluralism for over a decade and will continue championing the idea of co-existence through respecting and accepting the otherness of others. On a personal level, he is committed to nurturing pluralistic ideals embedded in Islam.

Mike has established several annual public events to bring Americans of different religions, ethnicities, and races together on common ground to build a safe and secure America. Among the major events are Unity Day USA, Reflections on Holocaust and Genocides, and Thanksgiving Celebrations.

His blog, www.TheGhousediary.com, is updated daily.