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Join host Kristyn and her producer Paula on the letter of courage & activism from Rena Mackert!!!
Excerpts from the letter:
"My name is Rena Mackert. I am a child of polygamy and a former member of what became the FLDS. I am a seventh generation polygamist, the sixth born into it, on my mother's side of the family. My fourth great-grandfather, Isaac Allred, was on the first High Council of the Mormon Church."
"In July, 1976 my assigned husband, my step-brother, announced he wanted nothing to do with polygamy or the FLDS. The prophet, at that time, (Leroy Johnson,) told me to divorce him. About six months later I was summoned to his office. I was ordered to marry the prophet's brother. I refused. I was ordered to submit to his authority, to 'keep sweet... Again I refused. During this meeting he contradicted religious doctrine at least four times. When I told him that Father had been molesting me, he said I was a liar and had the spirit of apostasy. Those words changed my life forever. I knew he was a fraud. "
"I truly believe that decriminalizing polygamy would set human rights and civil rights for women and children in Utah back 100 years. We might as well bring slavery back.
Polygamy is a felony and should remain so."
Troy Bowles grew up in a polygamous family. At age 17 he stopped participating in the religion. After spending some time in the US Navy, he returned to Utah and got involved in political activism. He busied himself writing his story and telling of the ethical problems he saw within polygamous society.
Host Steve Kerber is the Director of the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute. He has led fire service research and education in the areas of ventilation, structural collapse, and fire dynamics. A 13-year veteran of the fire service, with most of his service at the College Park Fire Department in Prince George's County Maryland where he served at ranks up through Deputy Chief. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of Fire Engineering and the Fire Department Instructors Conference. Steve has also been appointed to the rank of Honorary Battalion Chief by the FDNY.
Today's show will cover the need for radical forgiveness, revolutionary sacred activism, and the perfect archetypes for Conscious Evolution as understood by your host, Rev. Cassandra Martin. Additionally, she will begin to discuss why Spirituality is changing during the twenty-first century. This show will begin a series of shows over the next few months because Rev. Cassandra is taking an on-line course with Andrew Harvey, founder of the Institute for Sacred Activism, which continues through seven modules during the month of April and ending in May. As she is inspired, and processes this new look at Sacred Activism, she will share with you her personal transformations.
Over the past two years, while she completed her book, The "Multiple You" Universe, Rev. Cassandra noticed that her point of view was expanding and her desire to participate in global activism was inspiring her to listen deeply to the sacred inner voice again. She began a new series of envisioning, part of her Mystic heritage. In order to move beyond her original idea of what her personal service might be on behalf of the world, it meant that she would need to engage her radical nature again. Andrew Harvey came to her attention after she had joined two groups to work with subtle energy. Andrew Harvey's approach has never been subtle.
Stay tuned to this channel each month to see what is in store for the Reverend as she breaks free, and activates her vision of a 24-hour global event to shift the energy on earth -- the event she has spoken of over the past three months: One Focus, Billions of Voices, Affirmations to Change the World. As people assume the power of their archetypes, engage in heartfelt sacred activism, and utilize the powerful shift in conscious evolution that is available to everyone during this century, peace prepares to descend upon us through the grace of God, indwelling.
On Friday's show, I will have with me, Hugh Fike from Heritage Action for America's Sentinel program. Sentinel is a grassroots campaign developed by Heritage Action for America to promote and channel effective and vigorous Conservative / Liberty movement activism. We'll talk about avenues of participation, how the Sentinel program facilitates impact on legislatures and the opportunities that social media provide in the mix. Also up for discussion - the potential impact of ne
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Hideko Nagashima is a Project Director/Speaker/Writer and runs NGO called Support Women and Children in Nigeria (SWACIN), in Japan and U.S. Her NGO web site is located at http://www.swacin.com
Sports and concussions have spurred a tremendous amount of media attention in the recent years. What do we know about the long-term affects of concussions? What are the current researchers focusing on concerning sports and concussions?
Please join me in welcoming Dr. McDonald from the Neuroscience Center at Indiana University Medical Center. Dr. McDonald will be discussing a rather large research study funded by the NFL and GE concerning youth and concussions. Dr. McDonald is the lead investigator of just one of sixteen research facilities that have been awarded this grant. Tune in, call in and together we can make a difference!
Dr. Mark Windham, Professor, University of Tennessee Knoxville (Department of entomology and Plant Pathology), will discuss his research into Rose Rosette Disease (RRD) and other projects, such as identifying disease resistant varieties and mechanisms of roses. His interests include how plant resistant mechanisms interact with environmental and water stresses.
The American Rose Society Research Endowment Trust has selected Dr. Windham to head a three-year study beginning in 2012 concerning the management of RRD. The objectives are to determine 1) how rosarians can manage RRD in their gardens, and 2) what best management practices for RRD can be developed, other than eliminating bushes with symptoms. The Trustees have identified Rose Rosette Disease as the greatest threat to the future of commercial and recreational growth and enjoyment of roses.
Please join us Sunday as we discuss social justice, diversity, community activism and how the terms seems to be a repellant for many of the larger atheist organizations. We will also discuss white privilege, Libertarianism, racism, sexism, and whatever else I feel like talking about.
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