Mike Ghouse is a speaker, thinker, writer,initiator, organizer and activist committed to building cohesive societies, and offers pluralistic solutions to the media and the public on current issues. He is available to speak at places of worship, workplaces, schools, seminars, workshops, conferences and public events.
Mike is a frequent guest on Fox News, “The Hannity Show”, and on nationally syndicated radio shows along with Dallas TV, print and radio networks, and occasional interviews on NPR.
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.
He 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. In 2011 Mike published over 300 articles on a variety of subjects. Two books are poised to be released this year on Pluralism and Islam in America.
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.
Mike is a collaborator and much of his work revolves around the subjects of pluralism, interfaith movement, politics, justice, cohesive societies, Islam, India, hope and world peace. Mike &s work is reflected in four websites and 30 blogs indexed at http://www.MikeGhouse.net/, and he writes daily at www.TheGhouseDiary.com
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.
Concerned by the political, civil and economic divisiveness, Mike has initiated and formed the America Together Foundation (ATF), a non-profit entity committed to building a cohesive America, where no American has to live with anxiety, apprehension, discomfort or fear of the other. One must be free to live his or her life to the fullest in pursuit of happiness. The ATF is in the developmental stage now and invites participants, sponsors and volunteers.
He believes that if we can learn to respect the otherness of others and accept the God-given uniqueness of each one of the 7 billion of us, then conflicts fade and solutions emerge.
Mike starts each day with a commitment to build a cohesive America and pluralistic societies with a strong faith in one Creator God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.