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From Theist to Atheist

Sociologist Douglas E. Cowan talks about New Religious Movements, the cult wars of the 1970s and the influence of the internet on religion. He also traces his own personal journey from mainstream Protestant believer through agnosticism to atheism. Regardless of what you believe, he says, “atheism matters.”Links: Doug Cowan’s Amazon pageCV and Profile PageNew Religious Movements (Hartford…

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Entrepreneurship, Social Activism, and Spiritual Practice

Paul Zelizer sees his mission as nurturing a community of socially conscious and spiritually aware entrepreneurs. His mission is embodied in the Awarepreneurs, a global community he founded  in which business-minded people explore how their ventures might better contribute to a just and sustainable world. Awarepreneur members focus on integrating social activism into their business practices, while cultivating…

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Building Bridges in Difficult Times

Conflict resolution specialist David Campt talks about the art of peace building, using dialogue to create common ground, and how whites can be effective allies for people of color in the fight against racism.  Campt is an authority on inclusion and equity, stakeholder engagement, and conflict resolution and dialogue. The author of Read the Room for Real…

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Adventures of a Jewish Yogi

When the Judaism of her youth failed to satisfy her spiritual yearning, Dani Antman embarked on a journey that included yoga, energy healing, and an eventual discovery of the mysticism of the Jewish Kabbalah. In this podcast, Antman discusses her teachers’ cultural differences, sexuality and spirituality, and what personal tragedy has taught her. This podcast…

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A Universalist Unitarian Minister Talks About White Privilege and the Church’s Recent Racial Controversy

The summer of 2017 was a turbulent time in the Universalist Unitarian world. A racially oriented hiring controversy — when a white man was hired over a Latina woman for a church leadership post — caused many church members to question whether the church was living up to its espoused progressive values. One of these…

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Social Activism and Spiritual Practice

Three years after the murder of her husband and birth of her daughter, former Black Panther Party leader Ericka Huggins found herself unjustly imprisoned and placed in solitary confinement. it was here that she taught herself meditation and embarked on a path that 37 years later has made her a leading exemplar of the integration…

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Japan: the Teacher

Author Steven Earle talks about his studies with Japanese spiritual teachers; the relationship between sound, language and reality; and the untold story of how a former spy turned businessman introduced yoga to Japan. Earle talks about what led him in his early 20s to move to Japan, his lifelong study of the martial art of…

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“World Peace, Through Inner Peace”

Social entrepreneur, spiritual guide and author Virginia Swain explains how personal tragedy shaped her spiritual focus, her work at the United Nations, and her vision for the transformation of America in a post 9/11 world. She also speaks about her most recent community project, America’s Soul Cafe, and provides advice to anyone seeking to integrate…

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Spiritualities: East and West

Cross-cultural communication scholar William Kelly talks about what his extensive travels in Africa, the Philippines and Japan taught him about himself. He also talks about how Asian spirituality is fundamentally different from how most Westerners perceive it, the contrast between Asian spirituality and Western materialism; and how the current worldwide nationalistic trend may be a precursor…

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About Men’s Work: origins, importance and future directions

The founder of the Men’s Leadership Alliance explains how he got involved with men’s work, it’s origins and evolution, how and why native American rituals are incorporated into men’s work, and issues that white men in particular bring to him in his coaching practice. Links: Men’s Leadership Alliance Inner King Training Experience Mankind Project 4…

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