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 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 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.

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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.

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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:

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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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.

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Generations Cooperating, Having Meaningful Conversations, And The Power Of Community

In this Interview, ML Daniel speaks about what she believes can be lost between different generations and how to add a layer of meaning to conversations both within communities and out.

Planetary Boundaries, Confronting Consumerism, And Facing An Addiction

In this interview, Karenna Gore clearly illustrates how intertwined consumerism and climate change are and how cultural thinking around the environment could be shifted for the better.

Learning From Grandfather And Transforming Enemies Into Friends

In this interview, Arun Gandhi not only reflects on the teaching from his grandfather Mohandas Gandhi, but also his own life experiences.

The Power Of Music Will Transform Our World

Mack Wilburg is a World-Renowned Composer and Director who is most notably the head of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. In this interview he speaks about the intrinsic power of music and human beings draw to it - no matter the genre.

Modern Colonialism, Personal Involvement In Solutions, & Rethinking Climate Change

Eriel Derager is a Denesulin Indigenous member of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation and the Executive Director and co founder of the Indigenous Climate Action Group.

For the past decade she has worked to combat modern colonialism and emphasize the greater ramifications of climate change as it relates to human beings' relationship with the earth.

Responsibilities To One Another, The Potential Of Religion, And Lotus Flowers

Rev. Taijo Imanaka was ordained in 1994 in the Shingon sect of Japanese Vajrayana Buddhism. Since then he has taken on the role of Head Priest of Seattle Koyasan Buddhist Temple. In this interview, Taijo expresses his belief in the potential good of religious participation as well as just how deeply we can harm one another with our words.

Women Leading, Gratitude Over Blame, And Doing Hard Things

Anne Van Kley is originally from Walla Walla, Washington and now is the Associate Pastor at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church in Seattle. In this interview, she expands on how her theology is shaped by her identity and how she believes churches could improve the experiences of those attending.

Honest Leadership and Knowing Oneself

Highlights how seeing oneself is honest and courageous – and opens up the world