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On this episode I will interview Joseph DeMott. Joseph serves as Project Manager of the Inclusive America Project at the Aspen Institute, an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. A Michigan native, Joe received his BA in Philosophy and Theology magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame, where he earned the Joseph A. Cavanaugh Award for “evidencing high qualities of personal character and academic achievement in theological studies.” A student of Hebrew and Arabic, Joe received his MA in Comparative Religious Studies magna cum laude from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and completed language courses at the American University in Cairo. He has been deeply involved with the Inclusive America Project since its inception in October 2012.
The Inclusive America Project, run by the Justice and Society Program at the Aspen Institute, seeks to positively engage America’s growing religious diversity in order to build a more pluralistic, inclusive, and harmonious society. The project works through a 25-member Distinguished Panel, which is co-chaired by Hon. Madeleine K. Albright and Prof. David R. Gergen. This past June, the panel released Principled Pluralism, a white paper containing recommendations and best practice examples for advancing religious pluralism in five key sectors: youth development, higher education, media, religiously affiliated organizations, and government agencies.
Last week reprised Episode 2 and so we re-present Part VI: Destiny—Diversification, Decisions, and Dynamism. Cosmic Citizen concluded our six-part series on Seraphic Planetary Government through our exploration of "The Unceasing Campaign of The Master Seraphim" with Neal Waldrop, Charles Olivea, and Bob Diebold. Neal led host Paula Thompson and cohost André Radatus through the remainder of this study.
Among other questions we asked:
•As the master seraphim work with human beings, endeavoring to influence them toward decisions and actions that will lead to the progressive growth of human society and civilization, how can they also seek to promote diversity, pluralism, and mutual respect?
• Do you believe that these capabilities of the master seraphim are so potent and so effective as to eliminate the possibility that humanity will encounter “hundreds and thousands of … comparatively useless combinations and associations” while society evolves during the next thousand years?
•Do you suspect that the sovereignty and unpredictability of the human will—the vagaries of human choice—engenders unavoidable and, by many, unforeseen outcomes?
•What strategies might the master seraphim adopt in order to diminish this "wasted motion" and "unproductive churning?" Do they allow problems now to improve long term events?
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Do you have any interest in Pluralism and building a cohesive America? Did you know in order for Pluralism to be successful in achieving the common good, all groups have to agree to a minimal consensus regarding both shared values, which tie the different groups to society, and shared rules. . .Please join me and my guest Mike Ghouse and learn more about Pluralism and how we can all can coexist together regardless of our race, relgion or point view.
Mike Ghouse is committed to building a cohesive America and offers pluralistic solutions on issues of the day to the media and the public.
He is a speaker, thinker and a writer on the topics of pluralism, cohesive societies, Politics, Islam, interfaith, India and Peace. You can learn more about Mike by visiting his web-sites at: http://www.MikeGhouse.net http://www.Foundationforpluralism.com
At the top of tonight's show Prof. Barbara McGraw, Director for the Center for Engaged Religious Pluralism, discusses The American Founders & the Role of Religious Pluralism in American Public Life, along with her book, Taking Religious Pluralism Seriously.
In the second half of the show, we have returning to the show a favorite guest, Patrick McCollum, discussing religious tolerance and the lack there of in the public arena. Patrick will update us on his work in the field on this important subject.
This message addresses the religious pluralism we are faced with living in our ever evolving modern world. The scriptures I reference are from Hebrews 2 verse 1 through 4, John 14:6, 2 Timothy 3 verse 1 through 7, 2nd Timothy 4 verses 3 and 4, and Matthew 9:13. Be blessed, sweet friends!
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Nancy Seifer is a student and teacher of the Ageless Wisdom, a tradition that promotes the awakening of higher consciousness through group meditation, spiritual study and service. She is co-author of the award-winning book entitled, “When the Soul Awakens: The Path to Spiritual Evolution and a New World Era,” and co-creator of the website, Ageless Wisdom for a New Era, with her husband and colleague, Martin Vieweg. Nancy spent many years as an activist for social change—as a Peace Corps volunteer in Africa, an aide to the Mayor of New York City, and then as a writer on American pluralism with a focus on the concerns of working class women. Visit Nancy and Martin’s website at http://whenthesoulawakens.org
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My next guest, Doctor of Ministry Eunice Schroeder, will take a look at what is happening in dissolving communication barriers regarding religion by looking at the trend towards pluralism, the plurality of religious traditions and cultures, as a place from which one can open dialogue with others of different religious beliefs and practices. According to Diana L Eck on her website, wwwpluralism.org, “The language of pluralism is that of dialogue and encounter, give and take, criticism and self-criticism. Dialogue means both speaking and listening, and that process reveals both common understandings and real differences.” Join me in two weeks and hear what Dr Eunice Schroeder has to say about ways we can dissolve communications barriers around our spiritual beliefs and values through embracing the language of pluralism.
Who are the sons of God in Genesis 6: 1--4 why are pluralism in the creation of Eve and Adam, earlier in Genesis? Why the bible is not unified with worldhistory.
Is Christianity relevant for the 21st century? Christianity seems torn between the extremes of fundamenalist absolutism on one hand and progressives who are trying to find a way to appeal to diminishing congregations who are not finding relevance in the traditions so many of us were raised in.
Amos Smith finds answers to these questions by delving into Christianity's past to an era often overlooked in today's Christian traditions. The years between 312 and 454 C.,E. was an era of great enlighenment and understanding. God was at the center of faith and Jesus was seen as the example of how God was at work with humanity.
What did these 'Desert Fathers and Mothers' teach us? Join Amos Smith and me as we discuss his book, Healing the Divide, how Christianity is relevant to our times.
This week on Fieldstone Common, Marian Pierre-Louis interviews Jill Norgren about her book Rebels at the Bar.
In Rebels at the Bar, prize-winning legal historian Jill Norgren recounts the life stories of a small group of nineteenth century women who were among the first female attorneys in the United States. Beginning in the late 1860s, these determined rebels pursued the radical ambition of entering the then all-male profession of law. They were motivated by a love of learning. They believed in fair play and equal opportunity. They desired recognition as professionals and the ability to earn a good living.
Rebels at the Bar expands our understanding of both women’s rights and the history of the legal profession in the nineteenth century. It focuses on the female renegades who trained in law and then, like men, fought considerable odds to create successful professional lives. In this engaging and beautifully written book, Norgren shares her subjects’ faith in the art of the possible. In so doing, she ensures their place in history.
Jill Norgren is Professor Emerita of Political Science at John Jay College, and the Graduate Center of The City University of New York. She is the award winning author of many articles and books, including Belva Lockwood: The Woman Who Would Be President (NYU Press, 2007); The Cherokee Cases; and American Cultural Pluralism and Law (with Serena Nanda).
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