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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. 


 

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!
 
More from Religica at religica.org
 
 
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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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.

Violence is Never the Final Word

This podcast was produced in cooperation with the Center for Religious Wisdom and World Affairs at STM, Seattle University.
 
Religica Co-Founder Michael Reid Trice had an opportunity to speak with Farid Ahmed, who was in the Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand when the mosque was attacked and 51 people were murdered on March 15, 2019. Among those killed was Mr. Ahmed’s wife, Husna. This is an important story; a journey, for what Mr. Ahmed calls an “interior revolution.” In this episode, Mr. Ahmed and Dr. Trice discuss loss, return, and how violence in our communities is never the final word. 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.

Water is the Canary in the Coal Mine

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

Recently, Religica Co-Founder Michael Reid Trice had an opportunity to speak with renowned spiritual leader Dr. Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati. Dr. Saraswati is Secretary General of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, which is recognized as the world’s first alliance of religious leaders advocating for sustainable water, sanitation & hygiene for communities around the world. In Addition, Dr. Saraswati serves as the Director of the world-famous International Yoga Festival and holds the title of Vice Chair on the United Nations Advisory Council on Religion.

In this episode, Dr. Saraswati and Dr. Trice engage in a meaningful conversation about spiritual awareness, innate human connections to the Earth, and addressing our world’s environmental challenges. Take a listen!

 

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A Full Life Enriched by Repairing the World; Tikkun Olam

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

Social justice champion, San Francisco Bay Area Interfaith leader, and first Global Council Chair of United Religions Initiative, Rita Semel has spent most of her life building bridges between diverse religious and ethnic communities. Rita is a leading voice in rallying people against discrimination in San Francisco and across the world. Religica Co-Founder Michael Reid Trice had an opportunity to speak with Rita about finding fulfillment through repairing the world. Take a listen!

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A New Generation Leading in the World: It Takes Passion

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

An iconic youth leader, global influencer, environmentalist, champion of children's rights, peace and sustainability campaigner, and passionate advocate for women's rights, Kehkashan Basu is a trailblazer. A powerful voice for future generations, she has spoken at over 75 United Nations and other global forums across 25 countries.

Religica Co-Founder Michael Reid Trice had a chance to speak with Kehkashan Basu about sustainability, environmental justice, leadership, and inspiration. Take a listen!

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The Nature of Sacred Space

Religica Co-Founder Dr. Michael Trice had an opportunity to sit down with Brothers John and Emile of the Taize Community. The Taize Community has become one of the world's most important sites of Christian pilgrimage, with a focus on youth. Over 100,000 young people from around the world make a pilgrimage to Taize each year.

In this episode, listen to Brothers John and Emile discuss the nature of sacred space. You might be surprised by their responses.

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A Spiritual Hippocratic Oath

Recently, Religica Co-Founder Dr. Michael Reid Trice had a chance to speak with Bruce Knotts. Bruce has had a high-impact career as a human rights advocate, including service in the U.S. State Department with diplomatic assignments worldwide. Currently, Bruce directs the Unitarian Universalist Office at the United Nations and provides human rights advocacy at the United Nations. He co-chairs the United Nations Non-Governmental Organization Committee on Human Rights, among other responsibilities.

When Bruce and Michael sat down together, the two discussed whether there is a spiritual Hippocratic Oath. Take a listen.

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