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. 


 

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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First Nation And Self-Governance: Our Bones Are In This Ground

Carolyn King is the former elected Chief of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation and has served in Canada's Political Offices. King puts an emphasis on public outreach and built her career around using said outreach to benefit her community.

More on Carolyn King: https://www.queensu.ca/pwip/people/carolyn-king

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Eco Buddha: Leave No Food Behind

Venerable Pomnyun Sunim is an internationally recognized Buddhist activist around climate change and human rights.  He advocates for a reconciliation between North and South Korea and has written 4 books.

More on Pomnyun: https://pomnyun.com/

 

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A White, Muslim Perspective On Underlying Unity

Shane Atkinson was born in Jackson, Mississippi and accepted Islam in 1999.  He now serves as the Muslim Life Coordinator at Elon University.

More on Shane Atkinson: http://www.southernislam.org/shane-atkinson

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Being An Elder, Learning Through Generations, And Validation Through Sports

Wilton Littlechild has led a life full of experience with law, politics, and athletics. He served a five-year term from 1988 to 1993 in the Canadian Parliament as the first Treaty Indian Member and has worked constantly to promote human rights, particularly in relation to indigenous peoples.

More on Wilton Littlechild here: www.lieutenantgovernor.ab.ca/Aoe/athlet…index.html

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From A Christian Perspective: The Power Of Ritual In A Post-Religious Society

Pastor Paul Hoffman’s professional life has spanned over 30 years of tumultuous changes in the American religious context. He is a seasoned practical guide to how and why contemporary communities are formed today.

More on Pastor Paul Hoffman here: www.faithformingfaith.com/

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A Jain Perspective: Helping Children & The Harm We Do To Ourselves

With her simplistic approach to the doctrines of the Jain understanding of Ahimsa, and a focus on Love and Compassion Shilapiji Maharaj is a dynamic and inspiring leader and a nun within the Jain religious tradition, one of the oldest religions in the world. She has an M.Phil in Comparative Religion from the University of London.

More on Shilapiji Maharaj SadhviJi here: parliamentofreligions.org/users/hh-shi…hri-sadhviji

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Green Anglicans: It Is Not A Choice To Love & Addressing Spiritual Drought

Rev. Dr. Rachel Mash is the Environmental Coordinator of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa and currently resides in Cape Town. Her Green Anglican movement has pushed the importance of conservation within the greater faith community.

More on Rachel Mash here: climatereality.co.za/meet-rachel-ma…cans-movement/

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Finding A Way: 30 Years Of Buddhist Nuns Stepping Up In The World

Karma Lekshe Tsomo has been a beacon of hope for women within the Buddhist tradition. Through respecting tradition while also pushing on interpretations she has made inspiring headway for the rights of Buddhist nuns within the faith.

More on Karma Lekshe Tsomo here: www.dakinipower.com/karmalekshetsomo

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Empowering Refugees and Creating God's Kingdom

Executive Director Chris Eades & Pastoral Associate to refugee ministry Kirsten Fryer are leaders at St. Andrew’s Refugee Services in Cairo, Egypt. St. Andrew’s United Church was one of the first organizations in the country dedicated to improving the quality of life of refugees, asylum seekers, and vulnerable migrants.

More on St. Andrew’s United Church: stars-egypt.org/

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Recontextualizing Hinduism and Engaging those with the Capacity to Change

Suhag Shukla is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Hindu American Foundation. She holds a BA in Religion and JD from the University of Florida.

More on the Hindu American Foundation: www.hafsite.org/

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My Special Needs Son Is A Gift To Religion

Elizabeth Ramey is the Chief Finance Officer of My Journey which is an organizing that works professionally alongside citizens of the state of New Mexico with special needs.

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Facing Down Attack And A Life For Seeking Sanctuary

Rabbi Daniel Weiner is the Senior Rabbi at Temple De Hirsch Sinai, the largest Reform Jewish Synagogue in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. In this interview, Dr. Michael Trice and Rabbi Weiner reflect on how to respond to acts of violence.

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A Minimalistic Mindset, Hinduism and Ecology, and Persuading on a Nation Scale

In this interview, Gopal Patel speaks to Steve Wilhelm about the dangers of consumerism and how to motivate people to action against climate change.

Learn more about Gopal at: https://livingthechange.net/

Melting the Ice in Our Hearts & Understanding our Inner Depth

In this interview, Angaangaq 'Uncle' Angakkorsuaq speaks to Dr. Michael Trice about his interactions with scientists and the U.N. in the past, and how teachings from his childhood could guide the climate change discussion.

Learn more about Angaangaq 'Uncle' Angakkorsuaq here: https://icewisdom.com/

 

Practical Theology, Recognizing Institutional Stigmas, and Defining a Complete Faith.

In this interview, poet J Mase III and Dr. Michael Trice have a conversation about views on how theology can be applied modern social stigmas and how necessary works are to faith. More on J Mase III can be found at: https://jmaseiii.com/

Local Focus, Generation Awareness, and Religion in the Climate Change Discussion

In this interview, Susan Hendershot speaks about how engaging on the local level is vital for climate change activism and how religion can take driving position in the
climate change discussion.

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https://www.interfaithpowerandlight.org/about/staff-and-board-of-directors/

Climate Change, Youth Activism, And Overcoming Bullying

In this interview, brothers Sukhmeet and Abhayjeet speak about their motivations for starting Break the Divide and how other youth can get involved in social work.

         Break the Divide's Website: breakthedivide.net/

 

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