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Spirit In Action
Each week, Spirit In Action brings you stories of people living lives of fruitful service, of peace, community, compassion, creative action and progressive efforts. We'll trace the spiritual roots that support and nourish them in their service. Above all, we'll seek out Light, Love and Helping Hands, being shared between our many neighbors on this planet, hoping to inspire and encourage you to sink deep roots and produce sacred fruit in your own life.

Spirit In Action is an hour of interviews with those providing leadership in peace, justice and "good works", interspersed with relevant music.

The theme music is "The Turning of the World" performed by Sara Thomsen (written by Ruth Pellham) and "I Have No Hands But Yours" by Carol Johnson

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10/21/2017  

Seeking Peace, Vietnam to Tanzania

Past/current religious/spiritual influences:
Methodist, Quaker
 
Geoffrey Gates, MD, in addition to a life of professional healing work, book-ended his career with some off-the-beaten path world service. Though registered as a CO during the Vietnam War, he served as a member of IVS (International Voluntary Services) in a Vietnam war zone, 1970-71, and after his retirement served with the Peace Corps, Tanzania.  [ More... ]    [ Excerpts ]

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10/14/2017  

Nuclear Weapons & The Nobel Peace Prize

Past/current religious/spiritual influences:
Evangelical Christian, Presbyterian, Quaker, Unitarian Universalist
 
Timmon B. Wallis has spent his life building the tools of peace & getting rid of the weapons of war. In Disarming the Nuclear Argument: The Truth about Nuclear Weapons, Tim dispells the myths, clears the fog, & inspires for a better, safer, world. Opportunely timed with the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to ICAN - International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, with whom Tim partnered, the book provides background to understanding the momentous step forward of the Treaty on the Ban of Nuclear Weapons. Tim's Ph.D. is in Peace Studies, and he's worked with Peace Brigades Intl, Peaceworkers UK, Nonviolent Peaceforce, and, most recently, with Peace & Disarmament for Quaker Peace & Social Witness in the UK.  [ More... ]   

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10/7/2017  

Worldchanging Freelance Citizen & Musician

Past/current religious/spiritual influences:
Presbyterian, Quaker
 
David LaMotte is author of Worldchanging 101: Challenging the Myth of Powerlessness and White Flour, co-founder of PEG Partners, Abraham Jam, and Let's Be Neighbors, and recently led the Quaker Nobel Peace Prize Nominating Task Group. And he makes great music.  [ More... ]    [ Excerpts ]

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9/30/2017  

Funny Medicine

Past/current religious/spiritual influences:
Catholic
 
Stressful, challenging, daunting times call for special medicine. Al Gini, author of The Importance of Being Funny: Why We Need More Jokes in Our Lives, believes that humor is a vital ingredient in good emotional/mental health. Al is Professor of Business Ethics at the Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University, and for decades was the "resident philosopher" on NPR's affiliate WBEZ in Chicago. He's written oodles of books, humor-tinted and very serious, including God Can Quote Me on That: Quotations on the Meaning of Life, The Seven Deadly Sins Sampler: An Anthology, among others.  [ More... ]   

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9/23/2017  

Born on Third Base: Tackling Inequality

Past/current religious/spiritual influences:
Catholic, Unitarian Universalist
 
Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good, by Chuck Collins, is an excellent and persuasive look at wealth inequality by a man who gave away his inherited wealth when he was 26, and finds common ground and allies across the income spectrum. Chuck is a senior scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies.  [ More... ]   

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