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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


Resisting Empire, Being Transgender, Being Human - Bible Bash (11/28/2020)


Description
When viewed with non-gender conforming eyes, the Bible has lessons that can be used to heal, instead of serving repression & exclusion. 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 Citizens Climate Radio blog, and Liam Hooper, a North Carolinian trans man of Ministries Beyond Welcome. In this episode of Bible Bash, we'll look at the various subversive ways Daniel survived and resisted the Babylonian Empire, including the way that oppressed people often must caretake their oppressors, a behavior that is true for LGBTQ people and many others. We'll also hear a bilingual reading of Federico Garcia Lorca's poem, Madrigales. In the second half, Joy Ladin shares from her book, Through the Door of Life: a Jewish Journey Between Genders with insights about Jonah. Joy holds the Gottesman Chair in English at Yeshiva University, and, in 2007, became the first (and still only) openly transgender employee of an Orthodox Jewish institution.  
Past/current religious/spiritual influences:
Jewish, Quaker, UCC - United Church of Christ