Religica Podcast

The Religica Podcast is a new creation allied with the Parliament of the World’s Religions and other organizations.

The Religica team focuses on local voices everywhere, from neighborhood influencers to internationally recognized speakers. Across fields of interest, our aim is to speak truth where real voices inspire us all.

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November 2019

James LawsonNovember 4, 2019 /Rev. James M. Lawson
American activist, university professor, leading theoretician within the Civil Rights Movement

Notes from an Architect of Non-Violence — The Forces of Violence Today

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October 2019

Vandana ShivaOctober 21, 2019 /Vandana Shiva
 Indian scholar, environmental activist, food sovereignty advocate, and anti-globalization author

Breaking the Grip on Farmers and Ensuring a Future through Seeds

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Elizabeth UrsicOctober 28, 2019 /Elizabeth Ursic, PhD
Co-Chair of the Women’s Caucus at the American Academy of Religion

Being In Solidarity With Women: Acknowledging Spiritual Leadership

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Dr. Mohinder Singh AhluwaliaOctober 7, 2019 /Mohinder Singh Ahluwalia, PhD
Top 100 most influential Sikhs worldwide by Hindustan Times

Defining Parts of Sikhism and Reflecting on Early Stories

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Phyllis CurottOctober 14, 2019 /Phyllis Curott
Vice-chair of the Parliament of the World’s Religions, Author, Creator of the Inaugural Women’s Assembly

Reflecting Wiccan: Rising Euro-Indigenous Consciousness and the Capacity of Women

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September 2019

Father Joshtrom Isaac KureethadamSeptember 23, 2019 /Joshtrom Isaac Kureethadam
Coordinator of the Sector of “Ecology and Creation” at the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development

1.5 Degrees & Changing Climate – Happening Quickly

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Michael Reid TriceSeptember 30, 2019 /Michael Reid Trice, PhD
Religica Co-founder, Secretary of the Parliament of the World’s Religions, Director of the Center for Religious Wisdom and World Affairs at Seattle University

Thinking on Pluralism; with Dr. Michael Reid Trice

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Debra BoudreauxSeptember 9, 2019 /Debra Boudreaux
Executive Vice President, Tzu Chi Foundation focusing on Charity, Medical Care, Education, & Humanitarian

Talking About the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation: Focused on a World of Service

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Georgia DunstonSeptember 16, 2019 /Georgia Dunston, PhD
Founding Director, National Human Genome Center at Howard University, Human immunogenetics. Collaboration across fields in science, ethics, & religion

A Conversation On Genomics

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August 2019

Karen BergAugust 19, 2019 /Karen Berg
Co-founder Kabbalah Centre, devoted to an enduring vision

We are all a Spark from God: Everything Else Happens Next

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Marianne WilliamsonAugust 26, 2019 /Marianne Williamson
American author, lecturer, activist, Democratic nomination for the 2020 United States presidential election

A Religica Podcast with Marianne Williamson

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David HalesAugust 6, 2019 /David Hales
Leader Environmental Policy & Sustainability Program for US Agency International Development

Getting Real on Climate: The Beginning of Repentance is Apology

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Anja FahlenkampAugust 13, 2019 /Anja Fahlenkamp
Celebrating religious diversity to engage in political discussions. Anja started an interfaith music festival

Interfaith Music Festivals — Getting Beyond Traditional Approaches

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July 2019

Swami Chidanand SaraswatiJuly 1, 2019 /Swami Chidanand Saraswati
Unity, Leader, World Peace Pilgrimages, Selflessly dedicated to the welfare of all

A Life Dedication to Global Interfaith Work & Impact
“In the service of God and humanity.”

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Lisa Levinson July 8, 2019 / Lisa Levinson
Organizer of Vegan Spirituality groups, retreats, and online gatherings for In Defense of Animals’ Sustainable Activism Campaign

Veganism and the Connection to Spiritual Practice

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David RosenJuly 15, 2019 /Rabbi David Rosen
Orthodox Rabbi, International Director of Interreligious Affairs of AJC

A Life Commitment to Bringing People Together Across Divisions

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Karsten KohoutJuly 22, 2019 / Karsten Kohout
University student, Religica Podcast Producer & Editor

A Generational Conversation from a Religica Team Member
Started the podcast with one of the co-founders

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Imam Azhar SubedarJuly 29, 2019 /Imam Azhar Subedar
First Muslim to give an opening prayer at the Florida State Capitol

Sowing the Seeds for the Future: Responding to the Pulse Night Club Shooting

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June 2019

Ven. Pomnyum SunimJune 6, 2019 /Ven. Pomnyum Sunim
Korean Buddhist Monk, Zen Master, Activist

Eco Buddha: Leave No Food Behind
Buddhist activist around climate change and human rights

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Shane AtkinsonJune 13, 2019 / Shane Atkinson
Southern Baptist background, Associate Imam at Salaam Islamic Center, Muslim Life Coordinator at Elon University

A White, Muslim Perspective On Underlying Unity

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Elizabeth RameyJune 20, 2019 /Elizabeth Ramey
Chief Finance Officer of My Journey, organization that works professionally alongside citizens of the state of New Mexico with special needs

My Special Needs Son is a Gift to Religion

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Carolyn KingJune 27, 2019 / Carolyn King
Awarded Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for First Nation history, advancement of Aboriginal Peoples

Self-Governance: Our Bones Are In This Ground

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May 2019

Karma Lekshe Tsomo May 2, 2019 /Karma Lekshe Tsomo
Buddhist Nun, Scholar, Social Activist, Professor

Finding a Way: 30 Yrs of Buddhist Nuns Stepping Up in the World
Beacon of hope for Buddhist tradition women

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Rev. Rachel Mash May 9, 2019 / Rev. Rachel Mash
Environmental Coordinator of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa

Green Anglicans: It Is Not A Choice To Love & Addressing Spiritual Drought

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Shilapiji Maharaj SadhviJiTBD /Shilapiji Maharaj SadhviJi, PhD
Philosopher, Orator, Speaker, Scholar, Nun

A Jain Perspective: Helping Children & The Harm We Do To Ourselves
Understanding Ahimsa, love, and compassion

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Paul HoffmannMay 23, 2019 /Paul Hoffman
Pastor, Writer, Speaker, Author

From A Christian Perspective: The Power Of Ritual In A Post-Religious Society
Why contemporary communities are formed today

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Wilton LittlechildMay 30, 2019 /Wilton Littlechild
Founding member of the Indigenous Initiative for Peace

Being An Elder, Learning Through Generations, And Validation Through Sports

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April 2019

Daniel WeinerApril 4, 2019 /Daniel Weiner
Senior Rabbi at Temple De Hirsch Sinai

Facing Down Attack And A Life For Seeking Sanctuary
Discusses and reflects on how to respond to acts of violence around us today

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Elizabeth RameyApril 11, 2019 / Elizabeth Ramey
Chief Finance Officer of My Journey, organization that works professionally alongside citizens of the state of New Mexico with special needs

My Special Needs Son is a Gift to Religion

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Suhag ShuklaApril 18, 2019 /Suhag Shukla
Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Hindu American Foundation

Recontextualizing Hinduism and Engaging those with the Capacity to Change

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Chris Eades & Kirsten Fryer April 25, 2019 /Chris Eades & Kirsten Fryer
Executive Director Chris Eades & Pastoral Associate to refugee ministry Kirsten Fryer, St. Andrew’s Refugee Services in Cairo, Egypt

Empowering Refugees and Creating God’s Kingdom

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March 2019

J Mase IIIMarch 7, 2019 /J Mase III
Black, Trans, Queer Poet, Educator

Practical Theology, Recognizing Institutional Stigmas, Defining Complete Faith
How theology can apply to modern social stigmas

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Angaangaq ‘Uncle’ Angakkorsuaq

March 14, 2019 / Angaangaq ‘Uncle’ Angakkorsuaq
Eskimo-Kalaallit Elder, Shaman, Healer, Storyteller

Melting the Ice in Our Hearts & Understanding our Inner Depth
Teachings from childhood when ice smells healthy

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 Gopal PatelMarch 21, 2019 /Gopal Patel
Director – The Bhumi Project at Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies

Minimalistic Mindset, Persuading on a Nation Scale
Motivate people to action against climate change

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Susan HendershotMarch 28, 2019 /Susan Hendershot
President of The Regeneration Project and Interfaith Power & Light

Religion in the Climate Change
Local level is vital for climate change activism

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February 2019

Arun GandhiFeb 7, 2019 / Arun Gandhi
Author, Activist, Founder of Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence

What We Learned from Grandfather
Transforming adversaries into friends

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Karenna Gore

Feb 14, 2019 / Karenna Gore
Center of Earth Ethics Director, Author, Journalist

Facing Planetary Boundaries is like Facing Addiction
Intertwined consumerism, climate change, cultural thinking

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ML DanielFeb 21, 2019 / ML Daniel
Director at Spiritual Alchemy, Attorney, Pastor, Leader

The Power of a Tipping Point
Generations lost, meaningful conversations, community power

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Sukhmeet Sachal And Abhayjeet SachalFeb 28, 2019 / Sukhmeet and Abhayjeeet Sachal
Co-Founders of Break the Divide, Students, Leaders

Overcoming Bullying and Youth Leadership
Their motivations, climate change, youth involvement with social work

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January 2019

Dr Khalid ShabazzJan 3, 2019 / Chaplain Colonel Khalid Shabazz, PhD
Colonel, Division Leader, & Muslim Chaplain, US Army

Honest Leadership and Knowing Oneself
Highlights how seeing oneself is honest and courageous – and opens up the world

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Anne Van KleyJan 10, 2019 / Rev. Anne Van Kley, M.Div
Christian pastor in the none-zone of the Pacific Northwest

We Lead Beyond Blame by Doing Hard Things
Discusses the role of women leadership and the liberating power of gratitude

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TaijoJan 17, 2019 / Taijo Imanaka, Head Priest
Buddhist Priest at a Koyasan Buddhist Temple

Leadership Begins Within, Like a Lotus Flower
Reflects upon responding to violence and the resilient beauty of being a lotus

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Eriel DerangerJan 24, 2019 / Eriel Deranger, ED and Co-Founder
Indigenous Rights Advocate and member of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN)

First Nations People’s Perspective of Earth’s Sacredness
Encourages honesty on climate, connection, and action

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Mack WilburgJan 31, 2019 / Dr. Mack Wilburg, PhD
Conductor of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

The Power of Music will Transform our World
Music inspires us in ways that we may not realize. Listen how it can inspire you.

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