Honored internationally for her interfaith activism and leadership, filmmaker/journalist Ruth Broyde Sharone is the creator of THIS IS WHO WE ARE, INTERFAITH: The Musical which has ignited the enthusiasm of people around the world who are eager to see their religious and cultural diversity reflected in mainstream theatres. Both lyricist and composer, she released her first album for the musical in 2015 and she plans to release the second album this year.
A passionate interfaith activist for more than 30 years, Ruth pioneered ground-breaking interfaith pilgrimages to the Middle East in the 90s, served as Co-Chair of the Southern California Parliament of the World’s Religions for 10 years, and worked on the staff of the Global Parliament as well. She created a popular interfaith program on college campuses with her prize-winning documentary, God and Allah Need to Talk. Her riveting interfaith memoir, MINEFIELDS & MIRACLES, considered a “primer” on interfaith engagement, has received multiple literary awards and endorsements from 30 religious leaders including H.H. the Dalai Lama. Ruth also penned more than 70 articles for the on-line magazine, The Interfaith Observer, and co-authored the 2018 best-selling Amazon book, 21ST CENTURY VOICES: Women Who Influence, Inspire, and Make A Difference.
Among her many awards for inspirational interfaith leadership, in 2013 she was inducted into the Martin Luther King, Jr. Advisory Board at Morehouse College and recognized as an outstanding interfaith leader by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti in 2015. She resides in Los Angeles.
Ruth’s original songs can be heard on CD Baby and on her youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/rabsharone