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Listen In features podcast from the global interfaith movement and our partners from Religica.

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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Community, Worship and Adapting to Isolation

Bishop Shelley Bryan Wee has served as Pastor at Jocko Valley Lutheran Church in Arlee, Montana, Zion Lutheran Church in Spokane, Washington, Emmanuel Lutheran Church and Eastern Washington University Campus Ministry in Cheney, Washington. She served as Assistant to the Bishop in the Northwest Washington Synod prior to her being elected to bishop of the Northwest Washington Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) in May 2019.
 
In this episode, Kelly Curtis and Bishop Shelley Bryan Wee speak about the importance of maintaining community, the value in establishing meaningful rituals, and the future of worship in a post-pandemic world. Take a listen!
 
 
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.

Virtues, Civic Friendship and Moral Repair

Dr. Nancy Snow is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing at the University of Oklahoma. She was co-Director of The Self, Motivation & Virtue Project, a $2.6 million research initiative on the moral self, and is currently the Principal Investigator of The Self, Virtue, and Public Life Project, a $3.9 million research initiative. She is the author of more than forty-five papers on virtue and ethic and is currently writing monographs on hope, and virtue ethics and virtue epistemology.
 
In this episode, Dr. Snow and Religica Theolab Founder Dr. Michael Reid Trice discuss civic friendship, moral repair, and the importance of creativity. Take a listen!
 
 
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.

Ritual in a Pandemic Time

Recently, Religica Theolab Founder Michael Reid Trice spoke with Pastor Bryon Hansen of the Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church in Seattle. Ordained to the ministry of Word and Sacrament in 1986, Pastor Hansen has served congregations in Idaho, Oregon and Northern California. His passions in ministry are liturgy, preaching and faith formation for children, youth and adults. He believes these gifts from God powerfully shape and transform lives. Take a listen!

 
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.

Stop Dying in Guilt: Coming to Terms with Difficult Histories

Recently, Religica Theolab Founder Dr. Michael Reid Trice had a chance to speak with Human Rights Activist Antje Mattheus. Antje joined the Action Reconciliation Service for Peace and moved to Philadelphia as a volunteer in 1974 to work with the United Farm Workers’ Union. Her forthcoming book, Cresheim Farm, An American Story, digs into the history of the 327-year-old Pennsylvania farm. Take a listen!
 
 
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Race and Religion in the Post-Election

Jim Winkler serves as President and General Secretary of the National Council of Churches in the United States. As President and General Secretary, Winkler is the public voice of the NCC and represents the Council as it addresses its major priorities: mass incarceration and interreligious relationships with a focus on peace. In 2019, the Council officially added the priority of ending racism.
 
In this episode, Religica Theolab Founder Michael Reid Trice speaks with Jim Winkler about religion in the post-election, the religious pulse, and responding to racism. Take a listen!
 
 
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 Intersection of Spirituality and Identity

Religica Theolab Founder Michael Reid Trice recently had an opportunity to speak with Minister and Spiritual Director Lorenzo McDuffie about spirituality, identity, and leadership. 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.

Greatest Hits: Wisdom, Literature, and Creative Responses to Challenge

This week, we revisit a conversation between Religica Theolab Founder Michael Reid Trice and Diane Jacobson. Jacobson is Professor Emerita of Old Testament at Luther Seminary, having taught there from 1982-2010. She also served as Director of the Book of Faith Initiative for the ELCA until 2016. The two had a chance to speak about wisdom, literature that changes our lives, and how we become creative in responding to the challenges of our moment. Take a listen!

This podcast was produced in cooperation with the Northwest Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Seattle University Center for Religious Wisdom and World Affairs at STM.

 
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.

Hope, Community Healing, and the Need to 'Do Better'

Religica Theolab Founder Michael Reid Trice recently had an opportunity to speak with Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, who serves as the Rabbi and Cantor of Tree of Life – Or L'Simcha Congregation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. On October 27, 2018, Tree of Life was the target of an act of violence that left eleven people murdered.

In this episode, Rabbi Myers reflects on ways to engage the sacred, the process of healing, and the role of solidarity in creating change. 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.

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!
 
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