Sahar Alsahlani is an American-Muslim television writer, producer, editor, interfaith peace activist, public speaker, and media commentator.
Originally from Iraq, Sahar recently moved to NYC from Los Angeles, CA, where she worked on various productions for USA Broadcasting, Warner Brothers Studios, Discovery ID, and the American Forces Network among other notable media groups. She soon discovered her passion for activism and joined the board of the Muslim Women's League, along with involvement in other Muslim advocacy organizations like the Muslim Public Affairs Council. Combining her Muslim identity and television production skills, Sahar was part of the start-up team that launched Bridges-TV—the first ever, American-Muslim lifestyle network.
Upon relocation to NYC, Sahar has been active in studying about, and engaging in inter-religious dialogue and peace-building. Currently she serves on the National Councils of the Religions for Peace, USA—a United Nation affiliated NGO—and the Fellowship of Reconciliation. An avid environmentalist, Sahar also utilized her earlier degrees in geography and public health as well as her position as a Greenfaith Fellow as part of her work with the steering committee of the Interfaith Moral Action on Climate Change.
She lives an intentional multi-faith community that is committed to the study of the principles of peace building, nonviolence, and justice. Sahar’s heritage stems from the Shia denomination of the Islamic tradition. You can often find Sahar on the front lines of many diverse intersectional movements. She believes the best way to engage in faith, is to turn it into positive action.