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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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11/9/2019  

Islam's Water of Life

Past/current religious/spiritual influences:
Muslim
 
Hayat Imam is an American-Muslim of Bangladeshi origin. She is a feminist-activist committed to building global social justice movements. Former Executive Director of the Boston Women’s Fund and Board Chair of Grassroots International, she is an active member of Mass Peace Action and Dorchester People for Peace. Hayat was a keynote speaker at the Boston Women’s March in January 2017 and, in the summer of 2018, at the Poor People’s Campaign on the War Economy. She offers a four-part Course on Islam called: Understanding Islam: A Muslim Woman’s Perspective on the Essence of Islam, the Diversity of the Muslim World, and its Relationship with the West.  [ More... ]    [ Excerpts ]

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11/2/2019  

Unwanted Children & Traumatized Foreign Boys

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Evangelical Christian, Quaker, UCC - United Church of Christ
 
Will the issues every stop repeating themselves? Everything is not about the Bible, but a good share of everything is in the Bible, at least if you look with the discerning eyes of Peterson Toscano, a gay man who produces the monthly Citizen's Climate Radio blog, and Liam Hooper, a North Carolinian trans man of Ministries Beyond Welcome. In this episode of Bible Bash they look at the experience of being the unacceptable/unloved child (like Ismael) and the foreign boy with a need for a caring adult (Daniel with Ebed Malech). Long ago stories, but so relevant today, like on the southern US border.  [ More... ]   

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10/26/2019  

Powerarchy to Social Transformation

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Buddhism, Non-affiliated, Quaker
 
In Powerarchy: Understanding the Psychology of Oppression for Social Transformation, psychologist Melanie Joy helps us find a way to rethink power, rewrite our future by understanding the structure, workings, & consequences of powerarchy. Melanie is also author of Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows, and currently lives in Berlin, Germany, doing her work of building compassion in the world.  [ More... ]   

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10/19/2019  

Solar: Clear, Compelling, Complex

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Quaker
 
Ralph Jacobson has been a steadfast advocate for solar since he founded IPS Solar in 1991. In 2017 they became the fastest-growing Twin Cities Business, all the more rewarding because of their practice of inviting women & people of color into the mostly male-dominated industry, and for Ralph's effort to use MnVest.org (Minnesota Investment Crowdfunding) to jump-start solarization of the Red Lake Nation reservation. Ralph is the founding president of MnSEIA (Minnesota Solar Energy Industries Association.  [ More... ]    [ Excerpts ]

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10/12/2019  

Reading the Qur'an As Friends & Neighbors  
Michael Birkel is a Professor of Christian Spirituality at ESR (Earlham School of Religion) who became a self-taught friend of the Qur'an. In addition to the courses he has taught at ESR and Earlham College, he led a week-long workshop called Reading the Qur'an as Friends as part of the 2019 FGC Gathering. He is author of Qur'an In Conversation, and he's been guest on QuakerSpeak.org.  [ More... ]    [ Excerpts ]

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