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B'H/Blessed is Our Creator!!! S.O.U.L. S.=Seven O.= Original/Oldest U.=Universal L.=Laws A show produced and hosted by Don Zusya Goodman, a Rabbinical College of America Graduate with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Religious Studies has been a member of the Chabad Lubavitch Chassidic educational movement for the past 30 years. 1. Fuses Torah/Biblical Rabbinical Learning with prior secular training in radio-communications-newspaper skills. 2.T.C.I. Therapeutic Crisis Intervention formerly cert ...
 
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How are Brazil and Australia connected by global flows of Pentecostalism? In this episode, Dr. Cristina Rocha shares her work on transnational Christian communities in Australia. The movement of goods, ideas, people, and culture between Brazil and Australia in the last century has meant thriving transnational communities in the Southern hemisphere.…
 
The study of religion has been dominated by two approaches to religious change: the secularisation thesis, and the “lived religion” paradigm. They form a contradictory pair, one stressing decline, and the other stressing innovation. One stresses reason, the other stresses experience – yet both center on the individual as the “source” of religion. W…
 
In this conversation with Elizabeth Pérez, we explore her book Religion in the Kitchen: Cooking, Talking, and the Making of Black Atlantic Traditions. Dr. Pérez explains what drove her interests in the Lucumí tradition and how she became acquainted with her interlocutors at Ilé Laroye. We discuss her role in her fieldwork as a participant-observer …
 
The U.S. is quickly approaching the 2020 presidential election. Join Andie Alexander, Hina Muneeruddin, and Leslie Dorrough Smith in this month’s episode of Discourse! (recorded after the 2nd presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden) as they explore the rhetoric and affect of the presidential campaigns …
 
The question of the origins of ancient Christianity has puzzled believers and skeptics alike. For the first, the history of Christianity is the anchor point for claims of authenticity. For the second, a search for origins opens religious traditions to questions about their contingency and sui generis status. So the perspectives most often speak pas…
 
What is the current climate of climate change in a variety of religious communities? Why is food such an important part of discussing climate and religion? In this episode, the RSP’s Candace Mixon talks to Dr. Gretel Van Wieren to get the current climate of climate change responses from religious communities. An expert in environmental, agricultura…
 
In this episode, RSP co-editor Breann Fallon speaks with Assistant Professor Richard Newton about his new book Identifying Roots: Alex Haley and the Anthropology of Scriptures (Equinox 2020). At issue is the concept, use, and function of “scripture,” particularly through the example of Alex Haley’s 1976 book Roots. Newton explains the success of Ha…
 
This month’s Discourse! is presented by Sidney Castillo, with his guests Maria Nita, Juan Manuel Rubio Arevalo, and Stefanie Butendieck. Discussion focuses on the effects of COVID restrictions on different religious communities, including festivals, activism, funeral practices, and the Chilean “Mapuche” community. The conversation goes on to discus…
 
In this episode, RSP Co-Host Breann Fallon talks to Professor J. Lorand Matory of Duke University on the topic of fetishism. After outlining the concept of “fetishism,” considering the Portuguese origins as well as the term’s use in the work of Marx and Freud, Matory discusses his latest book The Fetish Revisited. Matory highlights his re-thinking …
 
In this episode, the RSP’s Maxinne Connolly-Panagopoulos speaks to Dr. Kathleen Openshaw about her fascinating research on the Universal Church of God in Australia. Beginning with the origins of this Brazilian, Pentecostal Church, Dr. Openshaw explains why the UCKG is so popular with migrants from the Global South. Speaking on her fieldwork, and he…
 
How does discipline impact the way we see Buddhist ritual? How can more diverse disciplinary conversations help scholars see ritual in new ways? Five scholars from four time zones come together from around the world to discuss the impacts of interdisciplinary approaches to Buddhist ritual.By The Religious Studies Project
 
Blessed is Our Eternal Creator!!! Shalom/Peace and Brocha/Blessing upon the entire Human Family Experience. With Creator's Help, our next program will take place on 09/06/20 starting at 6:00 PM Holy Land of Israel time corresponding to 11:00 AM time live from Turtle Island=AKA=USA=Unified Soul Actualization. Program content will focus on being in d…
 
What layers of complicity in colonialism are still embedded in the field of religious studies? How can we learn from decades of decolonial work in Native American and Indigenous Studies? Dr. Natalie Avalos speaks with RSP co-host David McConeghy about the urgency of decolonial scholarship to start the RSP's 10th season.…
 
Blessed is Our Eternal Creator!!! Shalom/Peace and Brocha/Blessing upon the entire Human Family Experience. With Creator's Help, our next broadcast will take place on 8/9/20, beginning at 11:30 AM Eastern Standard Time, live from Turtle Island=AKA=USA=Unified Soul Actualization. We plan to review teachings from Rambam on character development, pers…
 
Blessed is Our Eternal Creator!!! Shalom/Peace and Brocha/Blessing upon the Human Family Experience!!! With Creator's Blessings, our next show will take place on 8/2/20 starting at 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time live from Turtle Island=AKA=USA=Unified Soul Actualization. Our efforts will be directed to encouraging Blessed Souls-like yourself to con…
 
Blessed is Our Eternal Creator!!! Shalom/Peace and Brocha/Blessing upon the entire Human Family Experience. With Creator's Help, our next program will take place on 07/26/20 starting at 7:00 PM Holy Land of Israel time corresponding to 12:00 PM time live from Turtle Island=AKA=USA=Unified Soul Actualization. Program content will focus on being in d…
 
Blessed is Our Eternal Creator!!! Shalom/Peace and Blessing upon the entire Human Family Experience!!! Exploring the cognitive-emotional-spiritual space of what some call Repentance/Teshuva and that it is a mode of serving Creator not only for backsliding human beings but for the righteous as well!!! Meanwhile, may the Creator Bless and Protect you…
 
Blessed is Our Eternal Creator!!! Shalom/Peace and Brocha/Blessing upon the entire Human Family Experience. With Creator's Help, our next program will take place on 06/28/20 starting at 6:00 PM Holy Land of Israel time corresponding to 11:00 AM time live from Turtle Island=AKA=USA=Unified Soul Actualization. Program content will focus on being in d…
 
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