Northern Spirit Radio
Illuminating the connections between the roots and fruits of the Spirit
 From Eau Claire, Wisconsin


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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

A Primer in Nonviolent Communication (12/21/2019)

How we communicate frequently makes all the difference between war/peace, connection/division, and safety/danger, and the best tool for effective, compassionate, dialogue is Nonviolent Communication (NVC). Claire Bates has been passionate about learning and teaching NVC since 2013, teaching people how to live well with others. Trainings & resources for your area can be found at Center for Nonviolent Communication (, including the Needs Inventory mentioned in this interview.  
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