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With Producer David Dault, taping a Things Not Seen radio podcast, NPR's WBEZ studios at the Navy Pier, Chicago.

 

 

TELEVISION/VIDEO

Interfaith Holiday Traditions,” Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, PBS, Dec. 23 2005, featuring the Miller family.

Aslan Media Book Chat with Susan Katz Miller,” video interview, January 12, 2014.

Raising Up Interfaith Families,” video interview, Religions for Peace USA, April 2 2014.

Interfaith Marriage in America: Transforming Religion and Families,” Berkley Center, Georgetown University, April 29 2014.

Appearance on HuffPost Live, atheists marrying believers, July 1 2014.

10 Things You Must Know About: Handling Faith Differences Within Your Family,” video for Religions for Peace USA and the El-Hibri Foundation, World Interfaith Harmony Week, February 4 2015.

NBC’s Today Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda, live appearance, April 3 2015.

How Clergy Can Meet the Needs of Interfaith Families,” Union Theological Seminary, panel discussion (poor sound), April 6 2015.

Interfaith Family Today,” panel discussion with Rabbi Scott Perlo and author Laurel Snyder, Museum of Jewish Heritage, April 23 2015.

Appearance on The Jewish Channel. Video highlights on Week in Review, July 10 2015 and July 13 2015. Full audio podcast link here, July 13 2015.

Appearance in Marriage, Religion & Modern Life, CBS News half-hour program, December 13 2015.

Faith in Our Town: Interfaith Families, WUSA9 (CBS) DC local news, full interview at bottom of the text, February 17 2016.

Featured in several of the Leaps of Faiths video shorts, clips from an upcoming documentary, 2016.

RADIO/PODCASTS

NPR, All Things Considered, Interfaith Children,” personal essay, April 2, 2001.

State of Belief, Raised to Be Both,” Reverend Welton Gaddy interviews Susan Katz Miller, Oct. 24, 2013.

Hour-long call-in radio appearance on the Michael Medved Show, a conservative talk show. Lively debate with host and callers who “completely disagree” with Susan Katz Miller (requires listening to lots of commercials). Nov. 7 2013.

Interviewed by “Mr. Dad,” (Armin Brott) on “Positive Parenting” radio show, Nov. 18, 2013.

NPR, Diane Rehm Show, panel on interfaith families, click “Listen” on top left, Nov. 26, 2013.

NPR, Here & Now, “Raising Children in Two Faiths,” interviewed by Robin Young, Dec. 2, 2013.

Featured guest on Slate parenting podcast, “Mom and Dad Are Fighting: Holiday Swirl Edition,” December 19, 2013.

Podcast. Writers LIVE, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore MD, November 5 2014.

Featured guest on  Things Not Seen Radio with David Dault, November 16 2014.

Podcast, Featured guest on The Mixed Experience with Heidi Durrow, August 31 2015.

Podcast, Featured guest on UU Perspective, September 4 2015.

Podcast, Featured guest on Shiksa Mixer, April 28 2016.

Quoted on NPR’s All Things Considered, “With Interfaith Sunday Schools, Parents Don’t Have To Choose One Religion,” May 15 2016.

Podcast, Featured guest on The Texas Conflict Coach, November 15 2016.

Podcast, Featured guest on Judaism Unbound, July 14 2017.

 

PRINT/ONLINE

Positive reviews in Kirkus Reviews (Aug 26 2013), Booklist (Oct 1 2013) and Library Journal (Dec 2013).

Mentioned in Publishers Weekly, “Interfaith Marriage and Parenting: The Guidebooks,” Sept 25 2013.

Mentioned in “Ask an Interfaith Couple,” on Rachel Held Evans‘s blog, Oct 8 2013.

Susan Katz Miller’s Being Both,” A review by Rabbi Rachel Barenblat, on The Velveteen Rabbi blog, Oct 27 2013.

Can You Really Be Both?,” A review by J. Dana Trent, Baptist minister married to a Hindu, and author of Saffron Cross, on her blog, Oct 28 2013.

Religious Schools Teaching More Than One Religion,” A review by Lauren Zinn, ZinnHouse blog, Oct 31 2013. (Reprinted in The Interfaith Observer, February 2014).

Being Both: raising an interfaith family,” Episcopal Cafe blog, Nov 3 2013.

What I’m Reading: Being Both” by Sharron Mendel Swain, on Adventures on the mindful path blog, Nov 4 2013.

With more dual-faith families ‘doing both,’ outreach groups reconsidering approach,” Quoted in wire story by Julie Wiener, JTA, Nov 5 2013. This story ran in the Forward, and in the Jerusalem Post.

Article in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz (Hebrew only), Nov 6, 2013.

Quoted in “Our Faiths Differ, What About the Kids?” Wevorce blog, Nov 12, 2013.

Book Q&As blog with Deborah Kalb, Q&A with Susan Katz Miller, Nov 15, 2013.

Interfaith Family: How Do You Raise the Kids?, a skeptical column, Christian Science Monitor, Nov 21, 2013

Cited in “Celebrating Hanukkah and Christmas,” on Dailymom.com, Nov 23, 2013.

Q&A: Susan Katz Miller on ‘Being Both,’ Jewish Daily Forward, Sisterhood Blog, Nov 25, 2013.

Book Review in Spirituality & Practice, by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat.

Book review on State of Formation by Margaret Ellsworth, Claremont School of Theology, Dec 3, 2013.

Against Interfaith Upbringing,” conservative Catholic critique on a Patheos blog, Dec 5 2013.

Oh Chrismukkah Tree, Oh Chrismukkah Tree!” Thoughtful essay citing Being Both, on the different approaches to the holidays in interfaith families, by academic Samira K. Mehta, on the Religion in American History blog, Dec 7, 2013.

Quoted in an article describing how Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, Buddhist and atheist interfaith families celebrate Christmas, in the Des Moines Register, Dec 15, 2013.

Essay in response to Being Both from Conservative Jewish writer Judy Bolton-Fasman, on The Judy Chronicles, Dec 18, 2013.

How Interfaith Work Can be ‘Good for the Jews‘,” by Neal Schindler, written in response to Susan Katz Miller’s Op-Ed in the New York Times, on Spokane Faith & Values blog, Dec 30, 2013.

“…The Case Against Raising Children in Two Religions,” written in response to Susan Katz Miller’s Op-Ed in the New York Times, in the New York Jewish Week, Dec 31, 2013.

Embracing Both Religions in Interfaith Families,” Q&A by Debbi Honorof with Susan Katz Miller in Long Island Woman, Jan 2014.

New & Noteworthy,” review in Sojourners, January 2014.

Interfaith Exchange, Part I: Are Interfaith Families Actually Good for the Jewish People?” A Q&A with Susan in the Jewish Journal, Rosner’s Domain, Jan 2, 2014.

Interfaith Marriage Literature in 2013: A Year in Review,” by Samira K. Mehta. A review of Being Both and Til Faith Do Us Part, on the Religion in American History blog, Jan 7, 2014.

The Interfaith Exchange, Part II: What Does ‘Good for Judaism’ Mean?” Part two of a Q&A with Susan in the Jewish Journal, Rosner’s Domain, Jan. 8, 2014.

The Interfaith Exchange, Part III: Changes in the Jewish Establishment’s Attitude Towards Intermarriage” Part three of a Q&A with Susan by Shmuel Rosner, Rosner’s Domain blog, Jewish Journal, Jan 15, 2014.

Chris Stedman’s Q&A with Susan, “Can atheists and theists intermarry? A Valentine’s Day question for Susan Katz Miller,Religion News Service, Feb 12, 2014.

All Relationships Are ‘Interfaith’,” Andrew Sullivan, Daily Dish, Feb 16, 2014.

When Interfaith Becomes a Family Matter” by Paul Chafee, The Interfaith Observer, February 2014.

Dual Faith Author and Expert to Speak,” Greenwich Post, March 11, 2014.

Harsh critique by an Israeli blogger, “Jerusalem and the Matzah Virgin,” Connecticut Jewish Ledger, April 9 2014.

The Pioneering Role of Women in Interfaith Family Communities,” original essay for Georgetown University‘s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, project on Women, Religion and Family, May 30 2014. Also ran on the the website AltFem Magazine.

Quoted in a story on raising atheist/believer children, Religion News Service, June 9 2014.

Book Review: Being Both by Susan Katz Miller,” Vicki Garlock, FaithSeeker Kids, August 20 2014.

Can atheists and theists intermarry? A Valentine’s Day question for Susan Katz Miller – See more at: http://chrisstedman.religionnews.com/2014/02/12/can-atheists-theists-intermarry-susan-katz-miller-interfaith-families/#sthash.nrPFO1C5.dpuf
Can atheists and theists intermarry? A Valentine’s Day question for Susan Katz Miller – See more at: http://chrisstedman.religionnews.com/2014/02/12/can-atheists-theists-intermarry-susan-katz-miller-interfaith-families/#sthash.nrPFO1C5.dpuf
Can atheists and theists intermarry? A Valentine’s Day question for Susan Katz Miller – See more at: http://chrisstedman.religionnews.com/2014/02/12/can-atheists-theists-intermarry-susan-katz-miller-interfaith-families/#sthash.nrPFO1C5.dpuf
Can atheists and theists intermarry? A Valentine’s Day question for Susan Katz Miller – See more at: http://chrisstedman.religionnews.com/2014/02/12/can-atheists-theists-intermarry-susan-katz-miller-interfaith-families/#sthash.nrPFO1C5.dpuf

A conversation with interfaith family pioneer, author, Susan Katz Miller,” Houston Chronicle, Sacred Duty blog, August 26 2014.

Announcement of upcoming book talk and signing in the Frederick Post-Gazette.

Book discussed in “What We Know About Intermarried Families,” by Ed Case, Journal of Jewish Communal Service, Fall 2014.

Being Both: The OTHER Great Book on Mixed-Belief Marriage,” review by Dale McGowan on Patheos, The Secular Spectrum, September 30 2014.

Complexity is Common: Reflections on Being Both, Part I,” Reverend Heather Kirk-Davidoff in her blog, Grounded & Rooted in Love, October 22 2014.

Book Review. Being Both: Embracing Two Religions in One Interfaith Family,” Saadia Faruqi, Altmuslim channel, on Patheos, November 3 2014.

Being Both” Review on InterfaithActivism.org, by Amanda Quraishi, November 11 2014.

Curl Up With a Great Book…Being Both,” Review on Goldenroom.com, November 14 2014.

Quoted in “Interfaith America: ‘Being both’ is a rising trend in the US,” Christian Science Monitor, November 23 2014.

Mentioned in an MPR News (Minnesota Public Radio) feature on interfaith families, November 24 2014.

December 2014 book selection, ReligiousTolerance.org.

Quoted in “Interfaith Couples Choose Both/And,” Christian Century, December 4 2014.

Mentioned in “Can You Have Your Menorah and Your Christmas Tree, too?” by Kate Tuttle, damemagazine.com, December 17 2014.

Quoted in “How do Interfaith Families Navigate the Holidays?PBS NewsHour blog, The Roundup, December 19 2014.

Mentioned in Steamfeed.com article on Claremont Lincoln University Gathering, January 22 2015.

Quoted in “The Need for an Inclusive Jewish Community,” on The Genesis Prize blog, March 11 2015.

Listed in Fresh Ink, Brown Alumni Monthly, March/April 2015.

Quoted in “How Interfaith Families Make it Work,” on the Today Show online Parenting blog, April 2 2015.

Mentioned on Danielle’s Blog: Exploring Digital Media, April 20 2015.

Mentioned on the I Love T.O. (Toronto, Ontario) website, May 12 2015.

Include Interfaith Families in the Interfaith Movement,” Guest post, Interfaith Ramadan blog, ABC Religion and Ethics (Australia), July 14 2015.

Strategies for Supporting Successful Interfaith Families,” Guest Post, Knowing Each Other blog, (UK and Nigeria), July 29 2015.

Professional Day 2015,” Liberal Religious Educators Association (LREDA) Newsletter, Summer 2015.

Religious Intermarriage Increases,” quoted in The Lookout, an evangelical Christian website, September 13 2015.

Quoted in “Is it Cool to Hang Dreidels From the Christmas Tree?” Huffington Post, December 4 2015.

Quoted in “How to Celebrate Interfaith Holidays” in ReWire Me, December 5 2015.

Featured in the Symposium, “Is There a Jewish Way to Parent?Moment Magazine, January-February 2016.

Quoted in “4 Questions Every Interfaith Couple Should Ask Before Getting Serious,” Huffington Post, February 3 2016.

Cited in “Queering Multiple Religious Belonging,” Michelle Voss Roberts, Feminist Studies in Religion blog, November 15 2016.

Featured in The Ish, Digest of All Things Jewish, “Meet…Susan Katz Miller,” March 29, 2016.

Cited in “Towards a Sociological Framework of Religious Syncretism in the United States,” Emily Sigalow, Journal of the American Academy of Religion, May 10 2016.

Cited in Interfaith Leadership: A Primer, Eboo Patel, Beacon Press, July 5 2016.

Mentioned in “Seven Questions for Kaya Oakes,” Sacred Matters blog, Oct 13 2016.

Quoted in “Exploring the Jewish Spectrum in a Time of Fluid Identity,” a report from The Jewish People Policy Institute (Israel), November 2016.

Quoted in “Our Faiths Differ, What About the Kids?wevorce blog, December 17, 2016.

Quoted in front page story, “Now Bring Us the Yuletide Brisket: Dec. 24 is Chrismukkah,” The Boston Globe, December 18, 2016.

Mentioned in “Christmas and Hanukkah, Together Again,” Samira Mehta, Religion & Politics, December 20, 2016.

Quoted in “Chrismukkah,” The Palm Beach Post, December 21, 2016.

Quoted in front page story, “…Traditions for the Christmukkah Season,” Philadelphia Inquirer, December 21, 2016.

Mentioned in “Sharing Faith: Celebrating Christmas and Hanukkah,” BuildFaith.org, December 21, 2016.

Quoted in “Is the Jewish Community Ready for Chrismukkah?” The Times of Israel, December 22, 2016. Photo of author with book.

Quoted in “8 Pieces of Advice for Interfaith Families, from Interfaith Families,” Rewire.org (Twin Cities PBS blog), December 24, 2016.

Review, “Susan Katz Miller. Being Both: Embracing Two Religions in One Interfaith Family,” Magdalena Dziaczkowska, Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations (Boston University), Vol 11, No 1 (2016).

Cited in “How Does it Fit? Multiple Religious Belonging, Spiritual but not Religious, and The Dances of Universal Peace,” Linda Mercadante, Open Theology (De Gruyter), Volume 3, Issue 1 (Jan 2017)

Cited in “Playing Many Religion-Games: a Wittgensteinian Approach to Multiple Religious Belonging,” Rhiannon Grant, Open Theology (De Gruyter), Volume 3, Issue 1 (Jan 2017)

Quoted in “How Interfaith Families ‘Blend it All Together’,” Entity Magazine, January 17 2017.

Bibliography, Interfaith Journeys, World Faiths Development Dialogue, February 2017.

Quoted in “How Do Congregations Respond to Interfaith Couples?The Parish Paper, February 2017.

Quoted in “Partner Participation,” Latkes and Lasagna: An Interfaith Blog, February 19, 2017.

Quoted in “Parents, Children Reflect on Movement Toward Interfaith Families,” Christine Fernando, Indiana Daily Student, March 7, 2017.

Mentioned in “Getting Married and Keeping Our Religions,” Laura Free, interfaithfamily.com, May 11 2017.

Mentioned in “Finding Co-Officiants,” Laura Free, interfaithfamily.com, May 26 2017.

Mentioned in “Two Faiths Becoming One Family,” Laura Free, interfaithfamily.com, July 25 2017.

Mentioned in “Positive Outlooks Greet the New Year,” Edmund Case, personal blog, September 18 2017.

 

BY SUSAN KATZ MILLER

The Time is Now: Interfaith Activists from Interfaith Families,” An original essay on State of Formation, Oct 29 2013.

Being Partly Jewish,” Op-Ed, New York Times, Nov. 1 2013. (Also ran in the Tribune Juive as “Nous Sommes Partiellement Juif“on Nov 13 2013.)

7 Myths About Raising Interfaith Kids,” Huffington Post, Nov 1 2013.

Raising Interfaith Children,” Excerpt from Being Both, Utne Reader, Nov 2013.

The Case for Raising Your Child with Two Religions,” Excerpt from Being Both, Time, Ideas section, Nov 6 2013.

Who Says the ‘Partly Jewish’ Are Bad for the Jews?Religion Dispatches, Nov 19, 2013. (Reprinted in The Interfaith Observer, Feb 2014).

Book excerpt about interfaith millenials, on Salon.com, December 1, 2013.

Columnist providing regular advice for The Jewish Daily Forward‘s interfaith relationships advice column, The Seesaw, February 2014-December 2015 (when the column ended).

Musings of an Interfaith Mama,” original essay for Mother’s Day, Beacon Broadside, May 9 2014.

Jewish and Christian Meets Muslim,” original essay, reflection on the Senegal years, Interfaith Ramadan project, July 3 2014.

Reflections on Interfaith Relationships and the Spiritual Selves of Students,” original essay for the Common Reads blog, October 24 2014.

How Not to Spoil Your Interfaith Kids During the Holiday Season,” Kveller.com, December 6 2014.

Lecture published in Assembled, 2015: Select Sermons and Lectures from the General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association, Skinner House, October 2015.

Interfaith Family Ritual for Hanukkah and Christmas? Well, Actually, No” in Ritualwell, December 2015.

News story on the interfaith families community on Long Island. “When a Tiny Church Houses Three Religions,” The Washington Post, April 14 2016.

Original essay for the Interfaith Ramadan blog, “Why This Jewish Woman Says Inshallah,” June 9 2016.

Opinion piece, “4 Reasons We Should Stop Calling People ‘Intermarried’,” The Forward, November 29 2016.

When Hanukkah Starts on Christmas Eve,” blog post for The Woolf Institute (UK), December 5 2016.

Opinion piece, “What Do Interfaith Families Want From Rabbis?The Forward, June 20 2017.

Children’s Books in Interfaith Education,” Huffington Post, August 22 2017.

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