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The Religica Podcast is a creation allied with the Parliament of the World’s Religions and other organizations. The Religica team focuses on local voices everywhere, from neighborhood influencers to internationally recognized speakers. Across fields of interest, our aim is to speak truth where real voices inspire us all.

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United Religions Initiative: Speaking of the Circles

This podcast was produced in collaboration with URI: United Religions Initiative.

Duncan Wielzen is the current URI Europe Chairperson. Mr. Wielzen is employed as a pastoral worker in the Roman Catholic diocese Rotterdam (Netherlands). He has MA degrees in Theology, Religious Studies (Intercultural Ministry), and Educational Studies. He also has a Ph.D. in Theology from Catholic University Leuven (Belgium). Mr. Wielzen works at the intersection of pastoral ministry and religious education and is the Chief Editor of Interfaith Education for All: Theoretical Perspectives and Best Practices for Transformative Action (2017). Take a listen!

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Religica is a comprehensive online platform at the axis of religion and society that provides non-sectarian, coherent, integrated and accessible awareness about the role of religion in society, with a focus on strengthening local communities.

Hands Along the Nile

In this week’s episode, Religica Co-Founder Michael Reid Trice speaks with Jennifer Cate, who is the Executive Director of Hands Along the Nile. Jennifer and Michael discuss the Zabbaleen, the important work of Hands Along the Nile, and the power of language as a cultural influencer that is essential to our shared future in the world. Take a listen!
 
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Religica is a comprehensive online platform at the axis of religion and society that provides non-sectarian, coherent, integrated and accessible awareness about the role of religion in society, with a focus on strengthening local communities.

Getting to Pre-Rational Selflessness and the Virtue of Being Sneaky

This podcast was produced in collaboration with URI: United Religions Initiative.

Samira Fatma Barucija was born in Sarajevo in 1994. She is a youth leader, peacebuilder, and Co-Founder of Youth for Peace, a grassroots NGO in Sarajevo and a URI Cooperation Circle. Her personal story of loss and public commitment to peacebuilding in Bosnia and Herzegovina and beyond is a testament to living a life of service from which we can all benefit. Take a listen!

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Religica is a comprehensive online platform at the axis of religion and society that provides non-sectarian, coherent, integrated and accessible awareness about the role of religion in society, with a focus on strengthening local communities.

Women's Work is Rising: Dig Deep at Inflection Points

Melinda Kramer and Amira Diamond Have been together as co-directors of the Women’s Earth Alliance since 2007. Women’s Earth Alliance aims to bridge the resource gap for women at the grassroots level who are tackling our world’s most critical environmental challenges. Their leadership is an inspiration to people across the world of every age. Take a listen!

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Religica is a comprehensive online platform at the axis of religion and society that provides non-sectarian, coherent, integrated and accessible awareness about the role of religion in society, with a focus on strengthening local communities.

Seeing the Spike for What it Is: Rethinking our Capacity for Change

This podcast was produced in collaboration with URI: United Religions Initiative.

James Patton is President of the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy, based out of Washington, D.C., and for two decades has worked in complex environments around the world. He has assessed the impacts of drug policies in Bolivia, trained Cambodian Buddhists on post-conflict stability, and much more. This is important work and he has a lot to say to all of us. Take a listen!

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Religica is a comprehensive online platform at the axis of religion and society that provides non-sectarian, coherent, integrated and accessible awareness about the role of religion in society, with a focus on strengthening local communities.

Learning to Listen and to Bear Witness

This podcast was produced in collaboration with URI: United Religions Initiative.

Since 2016, Sarah Oliver has served as the URI Youth Coordinator for the Southern African region. In this role, she has led interfaith and leadership skills training programs with youth from Cooperation Circles across South Africa, Malawi, and Mozambique. Sarah also developed the Girls Not Brides campaign with URI Youth Ambassadors in these areas. In 2019, Sarah began serving as the URI Global Youth Coordinator, expanding on her work to connect, support and inspire youth engagement globally in URI’s network. Take a listen!
 
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Religica is a comprehensive online platform at the axis of religion and society that provides non-sectarian, coherent, integrated and accessible awareness about the role of religion in society, with a focus on strengthening local communities.

Bridging East and West through Intercultural Citizenship

 
This podcast was produced in collaboration with URI: United Religions Initiative.
 
Mamoun Khreisat holds a Master's Degree in International Business and is the founder of the Friends of Foreigners Club at the University of Jordan. He has been a dedicated social worker since the early 1990s, with a lifelong commitment to promoting intercultural and interreligious understanding. He serves as the URI Middle East and North Africa Regional Coordinator. Take a listen!
 
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Religica is a comprehensive online platform at the axis of religion and society that provides non-sectarian, coherent, integrated and accessible awareness about the role of religion in society, with a focus on strengthening local communities.
This podcast was produced in collaboration with URI: United Religions Initiative.
 
Mamoun Khreisat holds a Master's Degree in International Business and is the founder of the Friends of Foreigners Club at the University of Jordan. He has been a dedicated social worker since the early 1990s, with a lifelong commitment to promoting intercultural and interreligious understanding. He serves as the URI Middle East and North Africa Regional Coordinator. Take a listen!
 
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Religica is a comprehensive online platform at the axis of religion and society that provides non-sectarian, coherent, integrated and accessible awareness about the role of religion in society, with a focus on strengthening local communities.

Reflecting on the United Religions Initiative

This podcast was produced in collaboration with URI: United Religions Initiative.
 
Mussie Hailu serves as the URI Director of Global Partnerships and URI Representative at the United Nations and African Union. Hailu considers himself a citizen of the world, working at numerous levels to promote peace and disarmament. Hailu previously served as a diplomat in the rank of Ambassador and Special Envoy of the President of Burundi. He is a founding member of United Religions Initiative. Take a listen!
 
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Religica is a comprehensive online platform at the axis of religion and society that provides non-sectarian, coherent, integrated and accessible awareness about the role of religion in society, with a focus on strengthening local communities.

A Planetary Resiliency Model: Rethinking our Systems

This podcast was produced in collaboration with URI: United Religions Initiative.

Originally from Italy, Valeria Vergani moved to Canada in 2012 to attend Quest University Canada, where she studied contemporary expressions of Tibetan Buddhism in the Kingdom of Bhutan. Currently, Valeria serves as a Global Council Trustee of the URI North America Leadership Council. Additionally, she serves as Interfaith Coordinator for City in Focus Foundation, an interdenominational Christian organization, and as a Director of the InterSpiritual Sustainability Society, a registered URI Cooperation Circle in Vancouver, British Columbia. Take a listen!

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Religica is a comprehensive online platform at the axis of religion and society that provides non-sectarian, coherent, integrated and accessible awareness about the role of religion in society, with a focus on strengthening local communities.

Our 7 Neighbors: Changing the Narrative

Episode 7 features a story from Sarvin Haghighi, artist; an interview with Kristian Ramos, Autonomy Strategies; and a conversation with Zainab Chaudary, Big Canvas PR and Dr. Rachel Mikva, Chicago Theological Seminary.

Hosted by Kim Schultz.

For full show notes and more information, visit www.our7neighbors.com

Our 7 Neighbors: At the Intersections

Episode 6 features a story from Amirah Kahera, IMAN Central; an Interview with Sana Syed, Iman Chicago; and a conversation with Saleemah Abdul-Ghafur and Dr. Rachel Mikva, Chicago Theological Seminary. 

Hosted by Kim Schultz. 

Find more including full show notes at www.our7neighbors.com

Our 7 Neighbors: Confronting the Hate

Episode 5 features a story from Abdul Jabar, Rohyngan refugee; an Interview with Madihha Ahussain, Muslim Advocates; and a conversation with Jihad Turk and Dr. Rachel Mikva, Chicago Theological Seminary.

Hosted by Kim Schultz.

Find out more including full show notes at www.our7neighbors.com

Our 7 Neighbors: Female While Muslim

Episode 4 features a story from Sameera Qureshi; an interview with Nadiah Mohajir of HEART Women and Girls; and a conversation with Saadia Yacoob, Professor of Religion, Williams College and Dr. Rachel Mikva, Chicago Theological Seminary.

Hosted by Kim Schultz.

Find full show notes at www.our7neighbors.com

Our 7 Neighbors: Immigrant Matters

Episode 3 features a story from Somayye Maqsoudi; an interview with Hoda Katebi, Blue Tin Productions; and a conversation with Suzanne Sahloul, Syrian Community Network and Dr. Rachel Mikva, Chicago Theological Seminary.

Hosted by Kim Schultz. 

Find full show notes, links and resources at www.our7neighbors.com.

Our 7 Neighbors: Acting Local

Episode 2 features a story from Okolo Rashid, founder and President of International Museum of Muslim Cultures; an interview with Ted Terry, former Mayor of Clarkston, GA; and a conversation with Susan Thistlethwaite, author and theologian and Rabbi Dr. Rachel Mikva, Chicago Theological Seminary.

Hosted by Kim Schultz.

Find full show notes, links and resources at www.our7neighbors.com

Our 7 Neighbors: Roadtrips & Allyship

Episode 1 features a story from Lela Ali, Muslim Women For; an interview with Catherine Orsborn, Shoulder to Shoulder; and a conversation with scholar and peacemaker Najeeba Syeed and Rabbi Dr. Rachel Mikva, Chicago Theological Seminary.

Hosted by Kim Schultz.

Find full show notes, links and resources at www.our7neighbors.com

Finding Meaning Through Music

Greg Thomas is a professional writer and entrepreneur with a passionate devotion to jazz as an art form and cultural technology. He has written for numerous publications over several decades and currently maintains a blog, Tuneintoleadership.com, with his life and business partner Jewel Kinch-Thomas. Together, Greg and Jewel helm the Jazz Leadership Project, an enterprise for organizational development through the methods and praxis of jazz.
 
Recently, Church World Service Executive Vice-President and Religica Advisory Council member Maurice Bloem had an opportunity to speak with Greg Thomas about the transformative power of music, meaning-making, and creative expression. Take a listen!
 
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Religica is a comprehensive online platform at the axis of religion and society that provides non-sectarian, coherent, integrated and accessible awareness about the role of religion in society, with a focus on strengthening local communities.

Identifying the Blockage to Peace

This podcast was produced in collaboration with URI: United Religions Initiative.
 
Dr. Lee Cuba is a Professor of Sociology at Wellesley College. His research includes a focus on examining how migrants feel at home in new places. In 2017, Dr. Cuba joined URI as consultant to launch URI’s impact-assessment program, which is known within the organization as the P19 Project. Religica’s Megan Anderson had an opportunity to speak with Dr. Cuba about creating space for reflection in the classroom, identifying leadership qualities, and the global mission to accelerate peace. Take a listen!
 
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Religica is a comprehensive online platform at the axis of religion and society that provides non-sectarian, coherent, integrated and accessible awareness about the role of religion in society, with a focus on strengthening local communities.

Who Am I: Happiness, Education, and Finding the Answer in Others

This podcast was produced in cooperation with URI: United Religions Initiative.
 
Dr. Emmanuel Ivorgba leads the New Era Educational and Charitable Support Foundation, a Nigeria-based national nonprofit that received the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Youth Solidarity Fund Award in 2013. In addition, Dr. Ivorgba serves as the United Nations Regional Coordinator for Western Africa. Religica’s Megan Anderson had an opportunity to speak with Dr. Ivorgba about how we understand happiness, education, and peace-building. Take a listen.
 
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Religica is a comprehensive online platform at the axis of religion and society that provides non-sectarian, coherent, integrated and accessible awareness about the role of religion in society, with a focus on strengthening local communities.

The Interfaith Observer - Articulating a Faith with Integrity

This podcast was produced in cooperation with URI: United Religions Initiative.
 
Paul Chaffee is Founder and Editor of The Interfaith Observer, a one-of-its-kind monthly, digital magazine that has promoted healthy interfaith culture since its launch in September 2011. With his years of experience in interfaith engagement, Paul is a sought after visionary and leader with a lifetime of service to draw upon. Perhaps best, he is loved and respected by all who call him a friend. The Interfaith Observer is a URI Cooperation Circle. Take a listen!
 
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Religica is a comprehensive online platform at the axis of religion and society that provides non-sectarian, coherent, integrated and accessible awareness about the role of religion in society, with a focus on strengthening local communities.