Positive interaction of different religious people
The Parliament of the World's Religions recently wrapped up its eighth convening in its 128-year history. Interfaith events create a shared space for dialogue between religions, but what do these dialogues aim to achieve, and how effective are they? On God Forbid, James Carleton and our panel of religious leaders find out.
Dissidents in the clergy have long played a critical role in fostering more inclusive faith spaces. Often this dissent doesn't come from a place of ill-intent – in fact, it's quite the opposite. These trailblazers are inspired by their faith to build a better world. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio […]
Host Greg Anglea, CEO of Interfaith Community Services, welcomes you to the Homeless in San Diego Podcast. Joining us today is Jen Halverson, Behavioral Health Clinician at Interfaith. Jen shares important information about factors that may contribute to people becoming homeless, ways to support our neighbors experiencing homelessness, and integral advice for self-care and supporting our neighbors in need.
On today's episode we talk with Susan Katz Miller, an interfaith child and an interfaith parent. Susan is considered the top expert on interfaith families celebrating more than one religion, and has spoken across the country and abroad. In 2013, Beacon Press published her book Being Both: Embracing Two Religions in One Interfaith Family. In addition, she founded the first blog devoted to interfaith family communities and interfaith identity, onbeingboth.com, and also blogged at Huffington Post Religion. Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, Time, Slate, Utne Reader, Discover, Science, National Wildlife, Health, Moment, Jewcy.com, interfaithfamily.com, and many other publications. Her work on interfaith families has been featured on The Today Show (NBC), CBS, NPR (All Things Considered, Here & Now, and The Diane Rehm Show), on the PBS program Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, on HuffPost Live, and in dozens of other media outlets.
It's not devil worship. It's not make-believe. Modern-day pagans are taking part in a diverse array of spiritual practices and reviving traditions of long ago. (Originally broadcast in September 2018.)
We are born in truth, but grow up believing in lies. Every human and every object we perceive is part of the infinite, and is perfect. We are instruments through which the force of life expresses itself. Spiritual Life Center is an Interfaith, Unity community located in Sacramento, California for spiritual seekers and life explorers. We honor the many paths to God and support people of all faiths in learning and applying positive spiritual principles in their daily lives. Follow SLC on Instagram @spiritual.life.center and on Facebook at facebook.com/SpiritualLifeCenter.
The healing power of faith and community are undeniable. Expanding who gets to benefit from that, more and more religious leaders are rising to prominence for their work spreading radically inclusive theology. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, we will talk to several of these leaders about their […]
The Morning Scroll is your weekly, bite-sized parsha study with Rabbi Deena Cowans. We're on Season 2 of The Morning Scroll - cycling back through the Torah but this time with new insight and a blessing to end the episode!This week, we read Parashat Noah. Check out upcoming Shabbat services and programs here. Follow us on Instagram and like us on Facebook. And be sure to like and subscribe to our podcast for updates on new episodes!Want more torah? Check out Shabbat Replay on Contact Chai with Rabbi Lizzi.Produced by Mishkan Chicago. Music composed, produced, and recorded by Kalman Strauss.
All humans create images and build elaborate stories to support our viewpoints, often creating conflict in our mind between the truth and what is not the truth. We can perceive truth with our feelings, but when we try to describe them, we can only distort them with our word. Spiritual Life Center is an Interfaith, Unity community located in Sacramento, California for spiritual seekers and life explorers. We honor the many paths to God and support people of all faiths in learning and applying positive spiritual principles in their daily lives. Follow SLC on Instagram @spiritual.life.center and on Facebook at facebook.com/SpiritualLifeCenter.
On Monday, October 4th, the Supreme Court officially began its new term. This year's docket could fundamentally change how accessible reproductive health care is, how accessible guns are, as well as campaign finance, religion in public life, and so much more. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, we […]
From an early age, Rabbi Moshe was fascinated with the original languages of the biblical and rabbinic texts. He has traveled around the world and worked with many congregations, but teaching in the classroom is one of his favorite vocations. He is a well loved professor at Jerusalem University College where he developed a course titled The Parables of Jesus and Jewish Meshalim, which became a favorite course to teach. You can watch his talk on Parables HEREYou can watch his talk at Spark Church about What Jews and Christians Can Learn from One Another's TextsContact Cyndi Parker through Narrative of Place Learn more about me and sign up for upcoming tours of Israel/Palestine.Join Cyndi Parker's Patreon Team!
Host Greg Anglea, CEO of Interfaith Community Services, welcomes you to the Homeless in San Diego Podcast. Joining us today is Linda. After becoming homeless, Linda was forced to stay in hotels for months while she worked on securing housing for her partner and two kids. Linda eventually found a place, but in order to afford it, she had to secure a loan which quickly exhausted her savings and had her falling behind on rent once again. Realizing that her situation would be unsustainable, Linda reached out to Interfaith for help. Here, she was matched with a case manager who helped her secure rental assistance, enroll into a financial education course, and work on monthly budgets where she could reduce spending and save. Linda has now graduated adult school and is looking to enroll into college, where she can work towards her dream of becoming a parole officer. Linda says “I want to bring light to dark places."
The mind is fertile ground for concepts, ideas, and opinions. With all that knowledge in our head, we only perceive what we believe, and then make judgements about it. We put faith in what we perceive as truth. Spiritual Life Center is an Interfaith, Unity community located in Sacramento, California for spiritual seekers and life explorers. We honor the many paths to God and support people of all faiths in learning and applying positive spiritual principles in their daily lives. Follow SLC on Instagram @spiritual.life.center and on Facebook at facebook.com/SpiritualLifeCenter.
In the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, vitriolic language targeting Muslims and immigrants became commonplace in public discourse. Most Americans recognize the injustice of this anti-Muslim bigotry in hindsight, though it would be naive to say that racist, Islamophobic scapegoating is a matter of the past. Amid the contentious commentary, however, were more thoughtful […]
Ankita is Hindu and her husband is Muslim and recently had an interfaith wedding. She is also a physical therapist and wellness coach who encourage women to reach their fitness goals and step outside their comfort zone in the weight room. We talk about her relationship and how they make it work, SA diet and exercise habits, and ways for women to reach their own goals! Follow Ankita on IG @ankick_it or check out @thebossbodyrevolution DishaMazepa.comSHOP: Disha Mazepa Designs on Etsy***Sign Up for Happy Mail (my newsletter!) at Patreon.com/BWWPS ***Be sure to SUBSCRIBE & LEAVE US A REVIEW if you enjoyed the show. Follow me on Instagram @Disha.MazepaLike the show on FB here. Music by: Crexwell Episodes available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcast, Stitcher, and Overcast.Support the show (http://Patreon.com/BWWPS)Support the show (http://Patreon.com/BWWPS)
As human beings we have unlimited potential. How do we tap into that potential knowing full well we are better at some things than others – so how can I really be unlimited? We all want to feel special. ‘Special' comes from the outer affirmation, from acceptance. ‘Specialized' means we live from the inside out, knowing and using our unique gifts and co-creating with others whose gifts blend with ours. Spiritual Life Center is an Interfaith, Unity community located in Sacramento, California for spiritual seekers and life explorers. We honor the many paths to God and support people of all faiths in learning and applying positive spiritual principles in their daily lives. Follow SLC on Instagram @spiritual.life.center and on Facebook at facebook.com/SpiritualLifeCenter.
True religious freedom means that all of us should be free to make healthcare decisions based on our own beliefs and circumstances – not the religious views of our bosses, doctors, or elected officials. But recent anti-choice legislation in Texas prevents millions of people from exercising this right. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith […]
Host Greg Anglea, CEO of Interfaith Community Services, welcomes you to the Homeless in San Diego Podcast. Joining us today is Kim Nye, Senior Services Case Manager. Kim works with seniors in need at Interfaith by providing them with resources to live healthy, safe and thriving lives. She shares, “it's surprising how many seniors we have struggling with homelessness, the amount of income they have, and available affordable or low-income housing.”
To up-level our spiritual abundance, we must first dedicate our thoughts and actions to Spirit, secondly, practice the principle of circulation, and thirdly, appreciate what is working in our life. Spiritual Life Center is an Interfaith, Unity community located in Sacramento, California for spiritual seekers and life explorers. We honor the many paths to God and support people of all faiths in learning and applying positive spiritual principles in their daily lives. Follow SLC on Instagram @spiritual.life.center and on Facebook at facebook.com/SpiritualLifeCenter.
The progressive faith community lost a giant this week with the passing of the Rt. Rev. John Shelby Spong, retired Episcopal bishop of Newark, NJ, prolific writer, and a towering figure in fearless, faithful, loving theology for many decades. A champion of gender equality and LGBTQ+ rights, he ordained the first openly gay man to […]
Welcome Shaikh Shafayat from Al-Hikmat Services to the show for a 2 part series on the importance of interfaith work, the biggest misconceptions of Islam, and they key similarities and differences between the 3 Abrahamic religions. Al-Hikmat Services: http://www.alhikmat.com/
The national conversation on racism has shifted. Americans are participating in a reckoning with the legacy of slavery. This week’s episode features a conversation with Black Christian leader, activist, and historian Jemar Tisby.
Over the past couple of days, faith leaders from around the world met for the G20 Interfaith Forum in Bologna, Italy, focusing on making friends and religious freedom. Boyd looks at what Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and Sister Sharon Eubank, First Counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency, from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints had to say. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In India, where arranged marriages are the norm, people typically marry within their religion or caste. But occasionally, some find love on their own and end up with a partner of a different faith.
Hosted by Hanadi Doleh, ICNY Director for Community Partnerships Throughout New York, clergy members, lay leaders and faith-based activists from every faith tradition are working to create positive change for our own communities and the city as a whole. But all too often we find ourselves working alone — without a strong network of interfaith ties, or knowledge of the city's civic institutions. One way leaders can gain the tools they need to make a difference is through the Interfaith Center of New York's Interfaith Civic Leadership Academy, an intensive seven-month leadership development program, about to launch its third year. In this episode of our #InterfaithMattersPodcast, host Hanadi Doleh talks with three graduates of the Interfaith Civic Leadership Academy about some of the most useful (and sometimes unexpected) aspects of the academy, and what many NYC faith-based activists can stand to gain from participating. Pictured above, left to right: Hanadi Doleh, Director for Community Partnerships at the Interfaith Center of New York Ayoka (Mayanah) Johnson, founder of Genesis 2 Ministries and Ha Nasheem Dharmachari Ananta, member of the Triratna Buddhist Order Sati Gurdial, General Secretary of the Tristate Arya Samaj _________________________________________ Calling all NYC faith leaders working to make a difference! Apply now for the next #InterfaithCivicLeadershipAcademy. Build your leadership skills and your multifaith network through interfaith dialogue and civic engagement training. Be the leader your city needs you to be. Clergy, lay leaders, and faith-based activists from all communities welcome to apply. Stipends for participants and grants for community projects. _______________________________________ Podcast Questions? Comments? Have a question for our guests or comment on our podcast series? Would you like to suggest a guest or topic for a future podcast episode? Please feel free to contact us at email@example.com. This episode of “Interfaith Matters” is guest hosted by Hanadi Doleh and edited by executive producer Kevin Childress. Learn more about the podcast team on our website.
Seeing things rightly is an essential element in the study of Truth. The spiritual practice of visualization is a most important tool to achieve that right seeing. Spiritual Life Center is an Interfaith, Unity community located in Sacramento, California for spiritual seekers and life explorers. We honor the many paths to God and support people of all faiths in learning and applying positive spiritual principles in their daily lives. Follow SLC on Instagram @spiritual.life.center and on Facebook at facebook.com/SpiritualLifeCenter.
For so many who lived through the events of September 11, 2001, it is difficult to believe that it has been two decades. The pain of those impacted twenty years ago – and those who have suffered since in an era of heightened surveillance, white nationalism, and religious extremism – remains raw, and reminds us […]
Before the 9/11 memorial in New York City was even built, there were plans to build an Islamic community center and mosque a few blocks away. Eleven years ago, the Anti-Defamation League opposed the building of the center in that place. But this week, the ADL's National Director apologized for that stance. He talks to Axios Today about coming together to combat hate and terror. Plus, how threats to the U.S. have changed over two decades. And, COVID today, by the numbers. Guests: The Anti-Defamation League's Jonathan Greenblatt, Axios' Bryan Walsh and Mike Allen. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, and Michael Hanf, Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We begin this week’s episode by revisiting the origin story of Interfaith Voices. The very first pilot episode took place exactly one week after the 9/11 attacks. Then we talk with Dalia Mogahed, a hijab-wearing, Egyptian American mom having to deal with a new reality of Islamophobia.
Distinguished American Studies scholar Dr. Sylvia Chan-Malik reflecting on the 9/11 anniversary, and how the last twenty years have led to greater introspection and reflection about identity, race, gender, and ethnicity among U.S. Muslim communities.
This is a great discussion with Pastor Derwin, the founder of Transformation Church who also played football under Lavell Edwards from 1989-992. He also played in the NFL for six years. Dr. Derwin Gray's church is a non-denominational, multi-ethnic church on purpose. This is how he designed it. We talk about his journey in life, BYU, and many lessons that apply to Latter-day Saints, a faith he is very familiar with. Website- https://www.cwicmedia.com
Karen E. Herrick is the director of the Center for Children of Alcoholics, Inc. in Red Bank, New Jersey. After her Master's Degree in social work from Rutgers University, she originally began to educate families on the disease concept of alcoholism.Dr. Herrick developed a successful private practice eventually seeing all types of people with psychological problems including addictions. She wrote her book "You're Not Finished Yet" which encapsulates her private practice work plus an additional two chapters on spirituality and spiritual experiences after she had a Holy Spirit experience during Holotropic Breathwork training.During her therapeutic practice, she encourages some clients to visit with mediums to aid in handling their grief and loss of loved ones. She was ordained at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and uses her Interfaith ministry to be actively involved in the Spiritual Psychology of William James, Carl Jung and Abraham Maslow.Dr. Herrick attended more educational sessions in California through the Spiritual Emergence Network and eventually completed a PhD at the Union Institute & University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her thesis was entitled "Naming Spiritual Experiences". 75% of the 133 mental health professionals she researched stated that they believed further education regarding spiritual experiences, near- death experiences (NDEs) and/or after-life experiences would be beneficial to them personally and professionally.She has completed requirements for certification with the American Center for Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences (ACISTE). The mental health professionals she researched indicated they needed more networking opportunities. She hopes to aid in a consensus that spiritual experiences are happening, which will increase discussion and raise the percentage of the population from 30-50% of having these experiences to well over the 50% mark. In doing so, she will bring the 1880's term "Sane Hallucinations" into the world of psychology in order that people will understand that healthy people have these experiences and that they are not abnormal.http://karenherrick.comCarolyn CJ Jones is an international bestselling, multi-award-winning author, a forgiveness instructor and coach, as well as a transformational speaker. Her first book, Opening the Gates of the Heart: A Journey of Healing, was the recipient of a Silver Medal for World Peace in the 2018 Living Now Evergreen Book Awards. Her second book, The Art of Forgiveness: A Promise of Peace, is an International Bestseller, and honorable mention for the best "How To" book. CJ's passion is leading you through the process she learned in the course of her own life's transformation. In other words, she pays forward what she learned that led her from spending 30-adult-years as an angry, bitter, blaming victim, drinking heavily over her childhood, to a sober woman at peace, free from resentment. CJ has spoken across the country and in many locations in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her rich and humorous style draws in her audience, leaving them filled with the hope that happiness, joy, peace, and freedom are achievable for them. CJ lives 30 miles north of San Francisco, California, with her beloved kitty, Izzy. In her spare time, she enjoys designing marketing material, writing, creating programs for her business, varnishing teak wood trim on boats, decorating her home, and caring for her many houseplants.http://carolyncjjones.comThe Douglas Coleman Show now offers audio and video promotional packages for music artists as well as video promotional packages for authors. Please see our website for complete details. http://douglascolemanshow.comIf you have a comment about this episode or any other, please click the link below.https://ratethispodcast.com/douglascolemanshow
This episode concludes a three-part series diving into the High Holidays. In this episode, Rabbi Deena Cowans is in conversation with her friend and mentor, Rabbi Stephanie Ruskay. Rabbi Ruskay has made her career in the Jewish social justice sector, serving in leadership positions at the American Jewish World Service, Auburn Theological Seminary, and AVODAH Jewish Service Corps, just to name a few. She is an alumna of the Jewish Theological Seminary's and Columbia University's Joint Program, The Davidson School of Education and JTS The Rabbinical School. She currently serves as the Associate Dean of The Rabbinical School of JTS and the Executive Director of the Hendel Center for Ethics and Justice, where she directs field education and entrepreneurial endeavors that raise the scope, skills and profile of justice work and community organizing for contemporary rabbis. Join Mishkan Chicago for the High Holidays in-person or via livestream! You can find a smorgasbord of a la carte options at this link: https://www.mishkanchicago.org/high-holy-fest/As always, you can find out more about Mishkan at MishkanChicago.org or by following us on social media @mishkanchicago.
In the words of Bell Hooks: We cannot dismantle a system as long as we engage in the collective denial about its impact on our lives.Protecting the vulnerable and the oppressed is a duty of ours in Islam, yet we have failed to stand firmly in the face of injustice, specifically abuse and the many forms that it comes in.In today's episode, special guest Eman Bare is choosing to courageously share her story by speaking up about the various accounts of abuse, harm and hyper sexualized rumors that have been spread about her.As a community I believe it's time that we go beyond the unfollow and block button when it comes to taking action against abusers. Why do we place the burden on the victim to share their story so publicly without the support of community leaders at times?Given the lack of accountability, we are creating loopholes for abusers to get away with what they have done which means that we are also inherently protecting these same abusers and instead dissecting and placing blame on the victim - sending a clear message that they are not safeguarded or to be believed by their community.In this conversation, we discuss how shame is used as a tool by the oppressor against victims and survivors of abuse, why it's important to publicly name abusers, the lack of accountability amongst our communities and the dangers of victim blaming.To anyone who has ever endured such harm, may Allah protect you in the same manner that you are choosing to publicly share your story in order for others to not fall victim to these abusers. May you always be believed and supported in every capacity.Please pass on the following resources to your family and friends:1. Peaceful Families Project: focuses on preventing all types of abuse in Muslim families, specifically domestic violence.2. HEART: provides Muslims with the resources, language and choice to nurture sexual health and confront sexual violence.3. FACE: stands for Facing Abuse in Community Environments, and they promote safer Muslim communities by holding religious and community leaders accountable for abuse.Enjoy and follow the pod on Instagram:@unsweetenedandunfilteredFollow Eman Bare on Instagram:@emanidil
Reflections from children's book authors who write about fostering understanding and overcoming adversity. (Segments of this show were originally broadcast in November and December of 2020.)