Because America’s first amendment guarantees freedom of religion, our country recognizes and accepts hundreds of different faiths and belief systems. The question is not, “Is every religion welcome in America?” The question is, “Can they co-exist?”
“Coexist” is a new, original series from Burning Bush Communications that examines this phenomena and literally puts it to the test every week. Each of these hour-long television programs features intense dialogue and discussion from four very different religious viewpoints. Always provocative and sometimes irreverent, “Co-exist” seats an orthodox rabbi, a peaceful Muslim, a progressive Catholic and a conservative Evangelical on one couch, where they face off on everything from politics to morality. All from a unique “religious” perspective.
On “Coexist,” sparks fly as each of the four hosts brings their unique perspectives and widely varying beliefs to a lively and passionate debate of religious, political and social issues. Find out if a Jew (Rabbi Shmuley Boteach), a Muslim (Harris Zafar), a Catholic (John Fugelsang) and a Protestant (Todd Friel) really can live together as both Americans and people of conflicting faiths.
Don’t miss “Coexist,” 50 one-hour episodes of high-octane, in-your-face television from the creators of Wretched TV.
COEXIST Sizzle Reel
COEXIST Segment Clips
The Lightning Round
Who is the Smartest?
How is America Doing?
Is Islam Peaceful?
Is Capitalism Good?
Things That Go Bump.
Where Are the Peaceful Muslims?
Universal Health Care
John Fugelsang John Fugelsang has appeared in diverse projects as an actor, ranging from CSI and Providence to Coyote Ugly. As a comedian, he has performed at the US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen and the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal and made over 20 appearances on Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher.
In 2007 he premiered the acclaimed solo show All The Wrong Reasons off Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop. Additional film, television, and stage credits include Becker, Somewhere in the City, The Michael Richards Show, Beyond Belief, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Hamlet, Blue Window, and Savage in Limbo.
Fugelsang has hosted George Harrison: The Last Performance and Paul McCartney's Live Town Hall on VH1. He was also on America's Funniest Home Videos (co-hosting with Daisy Fuentes) for two seasons from 1998 to 1999.
Harris Zafar Harris Zafar serves as National Spokesperson for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA. In this role, Harris presents and elucidates the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s nationwide “Muslims for Peace” initiative (www.MuslimsForPeace.org) that is active across its 70+ chapters throughout the country. Programs like this encourage Muslim youth to speak out about the true, peaceful and tolerant teachings of Islam.
Harris is a frequent speaker and lecturer about Islam at conferences, universities, schools, churches and other public events. He has spoken in cities such as London, New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Seattle and Portland. Harris is also an Adjunct Professor in Vancouver, WA, teaching classes about Islam. He has appeared on several national and local news programs to provide commentary on current issues from an Islamic perspective and to explain what Muslim Americans are doing to combat intolerance.
As a writer, he is also an award-winning member of the Muslim Writers Guild of America. An American-born Muslim, Harris frequently writes about Islamic issues in various publications.
His approach to religion is based on rational discourse and justice.
Shmuley Boteach Shmuel "Shmuley" Boteach is an American Orthodox rabbi, author, TV host and public speaker.
Among other books, Boteach wrote Kosher Sex: A Recipe for Passion and Intimacy, published in 1999, which openly discusses intimacy and sexual intercourse. His outspokenness has earned him praise and criticism; Newsweek magazine named him one of the 50 most influential rabbis in the United States three years in a row, including seventh in 2009.
In 2006 Boteach hosted the television series Shalom in the Home. The series, which ran for two seasons on the TLC network, was a reality show in which Boteach counselled families and gave advice about relationships. Boteach also hosted a weekly radio show on WABC called The Shmuley Show, and has made numerous guest appearances on the Oprah Winfrey Show and other television programs. He writes two syndicated columns,and is a frequent op-ed contributor to the Wall Street Journal and other newspapers. He speaks extensively in the United States and other countries.
Todd Friel Wretched TV has produced over 800 episodes and is syndicated on five networks. Todd has hosted a daily, two hour radio talk show for the last decade. Todd was also featured in the fourth season of The Way of the Master TV with Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron.
Todd’s products include: Drive By Marriage, Drive By Parenting, Drive By Theology, Drive By Church History, Herman Who?, Beyond the Shadow of a Doubt, Terrified, Slaying the Dragon, On the Shoulders of Giants, What Hath Darwin Wrought, and The Biggest Question.