The Religion and Ethics Report, The Spirit of Things and Encounter present RN's specialist coverage of religion and beliefs. In The Rhythm Divine you'll find music with a spiritual impulse, and the meeting of religious and secular worlds will colour other RN programs from time to time.
Inspiration, information and conversation… Those are the backbones of Everyday Connection and with those three things we have opened the door to an open and honest representation of our ever changing world. We know that human beings are innately creative, intelligent and compassionate. It is our goal to seek out and connect our listeners with as many of these magnificent beings from around the world as we can find who are using their own personal passions and gifts to make this world a better place in which to live. At Everyday Connection we believe that ordinary, everyday people are doing extraordinary things Everyday and we are passionate about being the mirror that shows the world it’s awesome potential; when people finally realize how awesome they are, they then take that awesomeness back out into the world and the world expands exponentially.
Complete episode: Make sense of today's complex world with ABC Radio National's Religion and Ethics Report. Join Andrew West for lively interviews, discussions and debates from Australia and around the globe. Published every Wednesday.
You are invited to join Myron McClellan and Lawrence Phillips for a monthly gathering of spiritual renewal in the company of the like-minded. Mystical Musings is a celebration of the sacred that promotes growth and an evolution of consciousness. The musing doesn't present doctrine or dogma, but rather explores the mystical dimensions of life and spirituality that support you in connecting with the Divine. Myron and Lawrence present a specific theme each month—an idea or issue that arises organically in their lives and in the lives of their colleagues, students, clients, and friends—and engage with this subject by touching on a range of spiritual traditions and creative explorations. They lead inspiring meditation and easy movement, present improvisational music, offer homilies, read poetry, and infuse the proceedings with humor, sensuality, new insight, and wise counsel for honoring the body, expanding the mind, and tuning into the spirit. These monthly gatherings provide a contemporary expression of the spiritual impulse that resonates with people of good will everywhere.
Our planet is becoming a global village, yet enormous differences remain in culture and spiritual tradition-differences that lead to misunderstanding, hatred, and war. Exploring the unity within all cultures and faith traditions, Rev. Paul John Roach, a lifelong student and practitioner of many world spiritual teachings, guides us through the variety and differences, to the unity and common values shared by all the great religions. Come journey planet Earth's spiritual landscape with insight, humor, and practical advice for a safe and adventurous trip.
From the Pope to Patti Smith -- All Together is dedicated to exploring how religion ideas, ethics and spiritual practices inform and shape our personal lives, our communities and our world. Host Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush is the Executive Editor of HuffPost Religion, which is America's most widely-read religion website.
The Religious Studies Project (RSP) is an international collaborative enterprise launched in January 2012, hosted by Christopher R. Cotter (Lancaster University, UK) and David G. Robertson (University of Edinburgh, UK), and supported by the British Association for the Study of Religions. It features a weekly interview (of around 30 minutes) with leading scholars of Religious Studies and related fields. Our aim is to provide engaging, concise and reliable accounts of the most important concepts, traditions, scholars and methodologies in the fascinating contemporary study of religion, without pushing a religious or nonreligious agenda or resorting to presenting “fact files” about “World Religions”. RSP material is disseminated under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. and can be distributed and utilised freely, provided full citation is given.
Each week Raghvindra Das (Raghu Markus) of the Love Serve Remember Foundation shares wisdom from eminent psychologist and psychedelic pioneer Ram Dass (also known as Dr. Richard Alpert). A contemporary of Dr. Timothy Leary, Ram Dass has been a guiding light for generations. A pivotal influence on a culture that has reverberated with the words “Be Here Now” ever since.
AUDIO ONLY: The award winning I AM Podcast is a no-nonsense video podcast about discovering the hidden truths of spirituality, and attaining a comprehensive and sustainable inner peace. From a non-denominational perspective, each week we look at and discuss the world's various perspectives on spiritual practice, and compliment it with pragmatic scientific study and real world observation. If you want a no-nonsense look at contemporary spirituality, and to understand a realistic path to complete inner peace, this podcast is for you.
The Religion Bites podcast gives you quick and simple intros to the study of religion, to help you think a bit further about the issues of religion and culture in the contemporary world. if we want to understand today’s world, we need to ‘get’ why people are religious – why they ‘do religion’ in the many ways that religion is done. This is not a podcast about being religious, it is about understanding religion and the role that religion has in the contemporary world.
Free lectures about spirituality, psychology, philosophy, science, art, gnosis, religion, kabbalah, the Bible, Buddhism, Hinduism, Greek myth, Runes, astrology, alchemy, meditation, the Zohar, Tantra, Alchemy, sacred sexuality, and much more.
The religious and secular character of Turkey is contested ground. Recep Senturk, Director of the Alliance of Civilizations, Istanbul, looks to the Islamic Ottoman Empire as a model for the future, while anthropological archaeologist Tugba Tanyeri Erdemir looks to secular policies to keep the peace.
"Awesome" is an overused word these days, but true feelings of awe often transcend language. Dr. Dacher Keltner explains the phenomenon of awe. Plus, a documentary about how life in an Aboriginal men's shelter was changed by a homeless cat named Smudgey.
Pope Francis is making his first-ever trip to Africa, where he is stopping in Kenya, then Uganda and the Central African Republic. All three nations are dealing with issues related to religious extremism.
Kelly Sullivan Walden is on a mission to awaken the world to the power of dreams. Listen to this week’s show as we explore just how diverse that mission can be. From books like Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams and Premonitions to working with young people developing their dreams for the future, Kelly is hard at work. I hope to have her back soon to chat about that work with young folks, but it will have to wait until Kelly returns from building houses for the homeless in Guatemala. Known as America’s premiere dream expert, she is the #1 bestselling author of I Had The Strangest Dream, It’s All In Your Dreams, Dream Oracle Cards, and the newly released, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams & Premonitions. She is also a certified clinical hypnotherapist, inspirational speaker, and founder of Dream‐Life Coach Training. Kelly has reached millions of people with her inspiring message on national talk shows such as Doctor Oz, Ricki Lake, The Real, Bethenny, Huffington Post Live, Coast to C ...
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently issued a handbook that outlines a strict policy toward Mormons in same-sex relationships. Children of parents in same-sex relationships can no longer be baptized at age 8, and Mormons in same-sex relationships face discipline from the church. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Berta Marquez, an LGBT activist and active Mormon, about the new guidelines.
So many of us live our lives as a simple prayer, the prayer great mystic Meister Eckhart values above all others: "Thank You". We walk in gratitude because we know our blessings and notice how often they come, even in times of darkness. Using the phrase "Thank You" as a mantra yields beautiful results. Just the simple phrase, rather than Thank You "for". It is easy for us to make lists of what we are grateful for, and it is also a very powerful prayer. But leaving off the "for" and simply saying "Thank you" throughout the day elevates and enlivens us. It is hard to say a simple "Thank You" without smiling. Saying the phrase seems to gladden the heart each time we say it. It is an interesting experiment to think of something painful and simply say "Thank You": you will notice that it lightens the spirit. Saying it in any mood brings joy. Other simple mantra prayers are "God bless you", "May all beings be free", "I cover the world with the violet flame of transformation". In this Mus ...
In this week’s podcast we focus on religious demography and identification, survey tools used for religious demography in America, differences between religious identities and identifications, Americans’ shifting religious identifications, correlations between religion and social positions such as ethnicity or generational cohort, and correlations with various social and political issues. Expanding beyond the introduction to quantitative sociology of religion the RSP conducted earlier with David Voas, this conversation with Darren Sherkat covers religious demography in the American context. Unlike in the UK, or elsewhere, the U.S. census does not include questions about religion. U.S. religious demographers rely on privately-funded surveys, such as the General Social Survey (GSS), the American Religious Identification Survey (ARIS), Pew’s Religious Landscape Survey, Baylor Religion Survey, and Gallup polls, among others, for large-scale nationally representative data on religion. S ...
On this weeks show we talk about some of the words that come out of presidential candidates, like Christian Propaganda machines, registration based on religion and the Eye of the Tiger. Also another well deserved Mr. Potter award. One more thing. I deeply apologize about the sound quality. I had the input set to the room mic and didn’t know it until I started to edit the show. Back to normal next week I promise.
In claiming responsibility for the Paris atrocities, the so-called Islamic State described the attacks as "a blessed battle whose causes of success were enabled by Allah". Last year, when the group's self-imposed Caliphate was declared, hundreds of Muslim leaders and scholars from across the world wrote an open letter to the self-professed Caliph, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, accusing him of heinous war crimes and a violation of the fundamental principles of Islam. So how Islamic is 'Islamic State'? Why have mainstream interpretations of Islam so far failed to provide an effective counter-narrative? What needs to happen for the group to be defeated? William Crawley discusses the beliefs which underpin the so-called Islamic State in the light of the Paris terrorist attacks with Sheikh Dr Salah Al Ansari, an Imam, theologian and academic; Haras Rafiq, Managing Director of the anti-extremism think tank, the Quilliam Foundation; and Dr Katherine Brown, an expert in Islamic Studies at King's C ...
This week's about writing in different forms so you'll meet the following: Abigail Ulman, Author of Hot Little Hands, Oscar Sdchwartz, who has been working on getting computers to write poetry and Sami Shah, Pakistani writer and comedian, who's been threatened by Islamists who' ll talk about reaction to Paris attacks.
What events led up to the “First” Thanksgiving and what was life like for the Pilgrims who celebrated it? Prof. Tracy McKenzie, the chair of the Department of History at Wheaton College, takes up this topic from the vantage point of a Christian historian. He challenges some of our “grade school” understandings of what that event was all about, but in a way that retains the reverence for the people and events during that time. We start our conversation by looking at the topic of “rev... Keep on reading: Tracy McKenzie on The First Thanksgiving (Encore Presentation)
Persia's world heritage sites set master photographer, Nuran Zorlu, on a pilgrimage to document its multi religious history, including ancient empires, Christian churches and Islamic mosques. The Greats is the latest exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, featuring masterpieces from the Scottish National Galleries, including Vermeer's only known Biblical painting.
Violent events in Paris and Mali have once again drawn attention to Islam, the world's fastest growing religion. Usama Hassan, an Islamic theologian with the Quilliam Foundation, said this week that Islam was experiencing its own 'reformation' and needed more time to 'adapt to the modern world'. He debates with Martin Palmer from the Alliance of Religions and Conservation. Following the recent settlement by the Church of England of a legal civil claim for sexual abuse by the late George Bell, the former Bishop of Chichester, his legacy in the city and Church is now being challenged. Rosie Dawson reports. Next week Pope Francis makes his first trip to Africa. Wairimu Gitahi reports from Kenya on the issues that he will address when he is there. In the past few weeks two thousand Mormons have resigned from the church, upset over new policies that declare same-sex couples apostates. Laura Bicker tells Edward about the fall out. There are over 800 thousand Catholics serving in the US A ...
Religious leaders discuss the Syrian refugee crisis and how people of faith are navigating politics. NPR speaks to Pastor Russell Moore, head of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission for the Southern Baptist Convention and Rabbi David Wolpe of the Sinai Temple in Los Angeles.
Even before the Paris terrorist attacks, far-right groups in Europe were capitalising on anti-Muslim sentiment. In Australia there's been a surge in support for extremist organisations like the United Patriots Front and Reclaim Australia. Christine El-Khoury asks how far their hate will go.