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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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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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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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Seeking the Future & the Creative Power of Grief

Recently, Religica Co-Founder Michael Reid Trice spoke with public intellectual and thought leader, Professor Mary Evelyn Tucker. Dr. Tucker is a Senior Lecturer and Research Scholar at Yale in the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, the Divinity School, and the Department of Religious Studies. Dr. Tucker teaches in the MA program in religion and ecology and co-directs the popular Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology. In this episode, Dr. Trice and Dr. Tucker speak about the Yale Forum, about the creative power of grief, about the new stories emerging in a time of crisis, and more. Take a listen!

This podcast is produced in cooperation between Religica and The United Nations Environment Programme Faith For Earth Initiative. UNEP is the leading science-based international organization mandated to keep the environment under review and establish environmental policies, while the Faith For Earth Initiative in UNEP is its moral compass engaging with faith communities for integrating moral and ethical principles in environmental action.

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A Story of Leaning into the Wind

Recently, Religica Co-Founder Michael Reid Trice had a chance to speak with Professor John Grim. Dr. Grim is a Senior Lecturer and Research Scholar at Yale in the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, the Divinity School, and the Department of Religious Studies. He teaches in the MA program in religion and ecology and co-directs the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology.

This episode is a story of leaning into the wind, our love of place, and whether we have the moral courage to remember the meadow. Take a listen!

This podcast is produced in cooperation between Religica and The United Nations Environment Programme Faith For Earth Initiative. UNEP is the leading science-based international organization mandated to keep the environment under review and establish environmental policies, while the Faith For Earth Initiative in UNEP is its moral compass engaging with faith communities for integrating moral and ethical principles in environmental action.

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Accelerating Peace and the Radical Principle of Optimism

This podcast is a collaboration between Religica and United Religions Initiative (URI).

Named one of "15 Faith Leaders to Watch" by the Center for American Progress, Rev. Jennifer Bailey is the Founder and Executive Director of the Faith Matters Network. An Ashoka Fellow, Aspen Ideas scholar on being fellow, and Truman scholar, Rev. Bailey's writing has appeared in Salon, The Huffington Post, Sojourners, and The Washington Post's "The Lily" publication. Take a listen.

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Seeking Peace -- When Two Bodies Fall Down

In recent years, Deborah Greene has emerged as a champion of grassroots movements. In 2016, Greene drove through 40 states to interview different individuals about their feelings toward the 2016 United States presidential election. Greene's most recent venture, the app LiveaMoment, parallels grassroots techniques in the digital sphere by connecting users through short videos.

In this episode, Deborah Greene discusses the inherent connections between safety and kindness, and explains how LiveaMoment is using digital technologies to promote and spread peace across the world. Take a listen.

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Working for Greenpeace Africa and Facing the Realities of Climate Change

Njeri Kabeberi is the former Executive Director at Greenpeace Africa and currently holds the position of Director at Chapter Four Programs and Projects Limited. Prior to her work at Greenpeace, Kabeberi served as a human rights activist at many organizations; including Amnesty International, the Centre for Multi-Party Democracy, and the Citizens Coalition for Constitutional Change.

In this episode, Kabeberi reflects on the connections and similarities between her work in human rights advocacy and pursuing climate justice, observes where greed and environmental disregard intersect, and discusses the importance of holding a shared responsibility to care for the Earth. Take a listen.

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The Power of Video Evidence and the Discretion Required Before Sharing

Raja Althaibana is a staff member at WITNESS, an organization working to provide video training to people experiencing conflict in communities across the globe. In this podcast, Althaibana breaks down the complex dynamics of what to share and what not to share, based on the realities of conflict.

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