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The Facing Project

Creating empathy through stories that inspire action.

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Kelsey Timmerman is one of the co-founders of the Facing Project.

S01 E01 – Unity


A “War on Terror” veteran intends to bomb a local mosque, but instead meets its occupants and begins a healing process through unlikely friendships.

In this premiere episode, J.R. and Kelsey share the inspiration behind The Facing Project and why bringing people together across borders and through stories is more important than ever.


  • Richard McKinney’s story as told to Tom Steiner, performed by Drew Vidal.
  • Mohammad Saber Bahrami’s story as told to Bibi Bahrami, performed by Bryn Marlow.

Music by Sean Ashcraft. Used with permission.

Original air date: Sep. 24, 2018

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