The Parliament of the World's Religions is proud to distribute It's About Time, a weekly podcast produced in partnership with our allies at Religica.org and Seattle University. 

Producers say, "It's About Time focuses on local voices everywhere, from neighborhood influencers to internationally recognized speakers. Across fields of interest, our aim is to speak the truth where the integrity of real voices inspires us all. Join us in experiencing each of these unique and inspiring stories." 

New podcasts premiere each Thursday. 


 

Acting on a Changing Climate and Evangelical Beyond White Supremacy

Kaleb, originally from McMinnville, Oregon, graduated university in 2012 with a dual degree in Global Studies and Conflict Transformation. Kaleb is a public policy professional specializing in addressing "wicked" collective action problems (e.g., climate change, democratic gridlock) through rigorous data analysis and more. Kaleb has also served on the steering committee of Young Evangelicals for Climate Action.

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Reflecting on the Rich History of the Bahá'í International Community

Bani Dugal is the Principal Representative of the Bahá’í International Community to the United Nations. She is the Vice President of the NGO Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief, past Chair of the NGO Committee on the Status of Women, past Chair of the Global Forum on UNICEF.

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Gratitude

Mona Siddiqui is a professor of Islamic and Interreligious Studies at the University of Edinburgh, an elected fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh since 2005, an officer to the Order of the British Empire, and a regular contributor to Thought for the Day and Sunday on BBC Radio. Dr. Michael Trice had an opportunity to speak with Mona Saddiqui about the nature of gratitude.

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Notes from an Architect of Non-Violence -- The Forces of Violence Today

Rev. James M. Lawson is an American activist and university professor. He was a leading theoretician and tactician of nonviolence within the Civil Rights Movement. During the 1960s, he served as a mentor to the Nashville Student Movement and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. He read Gandhi’s autobiography and discovered that non-violent struggle, as Gandhi lived it in South Africa and India, would be his way forward.

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Being In Solidarity With Women: Acknowledging Spiritual Leadership

Elizabeth Ursic is Co-Chair of the Women’s Caucus at the American Academy of Religion. She holds a PhD in Religious Studies from Arizona State University, an MDiv from Yale Divinity School, and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business. Her book, Women, Ritual, and Power, was published with SUNY Press in 2014.

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Breaking the Grip on Farmers and Ensuring a Future through Seeds

Vandana Shiva has an extensive history of human rights activism, and the subject of this podcast covers her work to free farmers, largely in India, of their legal bindings to seed-providing companies like Monsanto, now owned by Bayer. Additionally, she dives into her work to sustain a plethora of different seed types, with the hope of sustaining human life, even in dire circumstances.

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Reflecting Wiccan: Rising Euro-Indigenous Consciousness and the Capacity of Women

Phyllis Curott served as Vice-chair of the Parliament of the World’s Religions, and was creator of the inaugural Women’s Assembly of that body in Salt Lake City in 2015. She is the author of three books on modern Witchcraft and Goddess spirituality, and wrote her memoir, Book of Shadows, in an effort to dispel misconceptions about witches.

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Defining Parts of Sikhism and Reflecting on Early Stories

Dr. Mohinder Singh Ahluwalia was cited as being one of the top 100 most influential Sikhs in the world by the Hindustan Times and has been recognized and honored with the Pontifical Order of Knighthood of St Gregory for his interfaith work.

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Religica - Thinking on Pluralism; with Dr. Michael Reid Trice

Michael Reid Trice is co-founder of Religica, serves as Secretary of the Parliament of the World’s Religions, and is the Director of the Center for Religious Wisdom and World Affairs at Seattle University, where he also serves as an Associate Professor of Constructive Theology.

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1.5 Degrees and a Changing Climate -- This is Happening Quickly

Father Joshtrom Isaac Kureethadam is Coordinator of the Sector of “Ecology and Creation” at the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development; one of the closest advisers on climate to Pope Francis.  His latest work, The Ten Green Commandments of Laudato Si’, was published in 2018.  

Michael Reid Trice was able to speak with Fr. Joshtrom in recent months.

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Talking About The Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation: Focused On A World Of Service

Debra Boudreaux is the Executive Vice President of the international Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation. With over twenty-six years working across major projects, Debra has also led teams on international disaster relief missions around the world. Between 1993 and 2013, Debra has in fact led over 800 projects related to medical outreach, following in the philosophy that has framed her life.

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A Conversation On Genomics

Professor Georgia Dunston is a professor with the graduate faculty at Howard University with a long and prestigious career in the field of genomics. Professor Dunston has collaborated across fields with a particular interest in science, ethics and religion, and is a leading and inspiring voice in the field. Dr. Michael Reid Trice sat down with Professor Dunston recently, and this is what she had to say.

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We are all a Spark from God: Everything Else Happens Next

Over four decades ago, Karen and her husband, Rav Berg, set out to make Kabbalah understandable and relevant to all people, with an emphasis on spiritual wisdom.

Under their leadership, The Kabbalah Centre has grown from a single location into more than 40 Centres around the globe. The Kabbalah Centre provides instruction and community to tens of thousands of students. Karen Berg is devoted to an enduring vision— within each person is a spark of God that can be bound together to create transcendence beyond all differences.

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Interfaith Music Festivals -- Getting Beyond Traditional Approaches

Anja Fahlenkamp is a political analyst, interfaith activist, project manager and event organiser. 

From personal experience, celebrating religious diversity is essential in how we engage in political discussions without letting prejudices or assumptions blur our view of fellow human beings.  When you know someone, it’s hard to dislike them. And out of these commitments, Anja also started an interfaith music festival.

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Getting Real On Climate: The Beginning of Repentance is Apology

David Hales is a Trustee on the Parliament of the World’s Religions and the Chair of the Climate Action Task Force for that body. David has worked on climate since the late 1970’s, first at the United States Department of the Interior and subsequently held influential positions promoting sustainability nationally and internationally, including directing environmental policy and sustainability programs at the USAID to the US National Park Service. Deeply involved in leading negotiations for the US on climate change, David was a convening lead author on the third US national assessment on Climate Change. This is a frank discussion on the human caused nature of climate change.

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Sowing the Seeds for the Future: Responding to the Pulse Night Club Shooting

Imam Azhar Subedar was born and raised in the West.  Imam Azhar Subedar has served on the US White House Faith Based Initiatives, worked in hurricane Charlie relief efforts, and was the first Muslim to give an opening prayer at the Florida State Capitol.   This is an important podcast about his response to the Pulse Night Club shooting in Orlando, Florida.

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A Generational Conversation from a Religica Team Member

Karsten Kohout is a Junior at Seattle University pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities with a concentration in Communication and Media.  He has been a part of the Religica team since the beginning serving as a Podcast Producer and Editor and has been working with Religica Co-Founder Dr. Michael Reid Trice since fall of 2017

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A Life Commitment to Bringing People Together Across Divisions

Orthodox Rabbi David Rosen, is the former Chief Rabbi of Ireland, is the International Director of Interreligious Affairs of AJC and Director of its Heilbrunn Institute for International Interreligious Understanding.  

Today he talks about climate change as a pragmatic and religious issue of major concern on a cosmological scale.  We start with David’s self-introduction. You won’t want to miss this podcast.  

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Veganism and the Connection to Spiritual Practice

Lisa Levinson organizes Vegan Spirituality groups, retreats, and online gatherings across the country as part of In Defense of Animals’ Sustainable Activism Campaign, offering emotional and spiritual resources for animal activists. Religica’s Steve Wilhelm recently sat down with Lisa to discuss Vegan Spirituality and this is what she said.

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A Life Dedication to Global Interfaith Work & Impact

Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji’s motto in life is, “In the Service of God and humanity.” Selflessly dedicated to the welfare of all, He leads, directs and inspires numerous, wide-scale service initiatives.

Pujya Swamiji's religion is unity, and he has been a leader in numerous international, inter-faith summits and parliaments, including at the United Nations, the World Bank, and the World Economic Forum.  He is also a leader of frequent world peace pilgrimages across the world.

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